Perhaps, like most American, you tend to overdose on pie, candy, cookies, alcohol and just too much food during the holiday season.
It’s even possible you have thought about using specialized exercised equipment at one time or another. Designed supposedly to accelerate the delivery of buns of steel or perfectly sculpted six-pack abs.
But does specifically targeting certain body parts really produce localized fat loss? Late night commercials and some fitness publications would love to have you believe this. Scientific studies, however, prove otherwise.
A lot of people think that if you target certain parts of their body using exercise, you’re able to focus the places where your body is burning fat. Targeted fat loss, also known as “spot reduction,” is a popular idea partly because it appeals to our intuition.
But how true are these rumors? Is it really that easy? After all, if you’re doing a lot of crunches it seems like your abs should be nice and flat, right?