Welcome to the first edition of the Fitchicks Insider VIP Newsletter for 2014.
The start of a new year usually brings with it New Years Resolutions or at least some sort of goal setting for the year. A common goal is weight loss. Women don’t just want to lose weight, they want to lose so much off their stomach, so much off their hips and also lose the bingo wing arms. This targeting for fat loss is called spot reduction.
Spot reduction is the belief that fat can be targeted for reduction from a specific area of the body. Some believe it is possible to achieve spot reduction through exercise of specific muscle in the desired area such as exercising the abdominal muscles in an effort to lose weight around the mid section. However any fitness expert will tell you that it is not possible to reduce fat in one area by exercising that body part alone.
Fat loss comes as a result of diet and regular exercise working the large muscle groups over the entire body. Genetics and gender also play a role but as these are factors you cant change, work on the ones you can.
What you can do is:
1. Watch your diet. If you need help with this register here for our next Precision Nutrition Course starting on 20th January.
2. Perform compound movements that work the large muscle groups forcing you to squat, lunge, push, pull and press.
3. Increase your lean muscle tissue. This will lead to an increase in your metabolism which in turn leads to fat loss.
4. Keep your routine varied. Change your routine every 6 to 8 weeks to keep your body guessing and your metabolism firing.
Here’s to a great 2014 FitChicks.
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