Somewhere, sadly, lingers a theory so convoluted, even it’s very creators merely hiccup and retreat to their dark corners. Littered with ramen noodle carcasses and the piercing aroma of Axe body spray, with a hint of fermenting Muscle Milk. A conversation can be heard in the distance.
Guy 1: “Bro, do you think I’m getting fat?”
Guy 2: “Dude, just do lots of crunches.”
It is, regrettably, A common practice for individuals to get caught up in. The idea of exercising a specific area that you believe to contain large amounts of fat is a useless endeavor.
In reality, exercising the targeted area may increase it’s size further as muscle mass is built.
How does it work?
A few things determine the general areas that a person begins to accumulate fat. One of them being genetics and another being gender.
- Male: commonly the abdominal area.
- Female: commonly the thighs.
Without going into too much detail about genetics. Given that it’s 2019. It’s safe to assume that even the most general of readers have noticed not only a resemblance to their biological parents; hopefully. But perhaps identical medical conditions.
In a sedentary person, any kind of exercise is going to trigger some sort of fat-burning effect to some extent. More often than not, you’re going to lose the fat in the reverse order you gained it.
What can you do?
If weight loss or fat burning is what you are trying to accomplish; make sure you are exercising accordingly.
Be mindful that the majority of bodybuilding and strength conditioning programs are not built with the idea of weight loss in mind. Often they involve packing on weight in the form of healthy fuels to recover optimally. Although it is possible to achieve weight loss as a result of participating in the exercise. Many of the programs are extremely successful at triggering muscle growth to the point that you start to crave large amounts of protein or just… more food in general.
It’s common for professional bodybuilders to switch up their routine to a circuit style a few months before a competition; to drop excess body fat.