Exercising For A Better Figure
In addition to making sure that you’re eating right, you’re also going to want to make sure that you’re following a proper workout program.
The diet is what will get the fat loss coming off, but it’s the workout that will ensure that it stays off and transform your body entirely throughout the process.
Dieting alone will likely lead to both fat loss and lean muscle mass loss, while diet plus exercise leads to just fat loss.
So to get things started, let’s quickly go over perhaps one of the biggest myths around that women are led to believe, which is the myth of spot training.
The Myth Of Spot Training
One of the biggest mistakes that you could make as you go about your training is falling for the myth of spot training or reducing as it’s often called.
What this myth essentially states is that you can pinpoint exactly where you’re going to lose body fat.
For example, some women will think that if they perform an endless series of crunches over and over again, they’ll be right on track to getting the stomach of their dreams. This is hardly the case.
In order to get a flat stomach, you must first remove all the fat covering the stomach so it will be possible to see the muscles underneath. As long as that fat is there, it doesn’t matter how strong or defined those muscles are, they’ll still be hidden.
And, crunches do very little to burn off calories so won’t really have any type of influence on whether or not you lose body fat. So that approach is a horrible one if getting flat abs is your goal.
Strange as it may sound, you’d be better off performing interval sprints and a session of squats, deadlifts, rows, and bench presses. That would lead to greater flat ab success than performing crunches for an hour.
Spot training is completely untrue because you will lose fat from all over your body as time progresses on. You don’t get to pick and choose which area of the body you burn off body fat from, so you must just focus on doing whatever you can to speed up the entire fat loss process.
This includes eating the right diet (which we’ve already outlined), along with using a workout program that not only burns as many calories as possible during the session, but also boosts your metabolic rate so that you burn more calories after the workout is complete as well.
If you can do that, then you’ll really be on your way to success. You’ll see fat loss coming off of all the main areas of your body, including the ‘trouble’ spot that you were trying to tone in the first place.
So now that you know improving your body is a full body effort, this leads us to our next discussion, which is the cardio versus weight training debate.