You Canít Isolate Fat Reduction

You Canít Isolate Fat Reduction You've probably seen newbies at the gym banging out set after set of sit ups in a misguided attempt to reduce belly fat. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows why that plan isn't going to produce the expected results.

Four women and seven men in their early 20s performed one set of between 960 and 1,200 reps on a leg press machine using just one leg. Resistance was set at between 10% and 30% of their one rep max. Before and after measurements of body fat and lean mass revealed a 5.1% reduction in body fat. It just wasn't from the leg responsible for all those presses. Most of the fat reduction occurred in the trunk and upper body.

True Strength Moment: There's no such thing as spot fat reduction. You can reduce levels of body fat through aerobic and/or anaerobic training, but the loss takes place across your whole body, not in one place. The longer and harder you train, the more results you'll start to notice; on those trouble spots and everywhere else!
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