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Is Spot Reducing Possible?

Many people are under the impression that they can simply lose stored body fat in a particular area of your body by doing the associated exercise for that area. For example, if someone wants to lose stomach fat, you may find them doing a lot of crunches. I have also witnessed those who are under the impression that arm fat can be lost by doing arm workouts. While toning those areas can make the fat seem less apparent, you will not necessarily lose fat just by doing the targeted exercises. It is simply not possible to target a specific area of fat on your body. You can do as many crunches as you’d like and the stomach fat won’t budge.

 Overall Body Fat

Losing fat in a particular part of our body will also require you to lose fat everywhere else. This is done simply by burning more calories than you eat.

Eating at a calorie deficit and exercising to burn calories is a great way to lose body fat. This will require that you carefully dial in the amount of calories you need to eat each day to lose fat. Continue reading

How Pull Ups Can Benefit Your Back Workout

Wide Grip Pull Ups

It is important to add an effective back workout program to your gym routine because these muscles will not only help your physique, but also help improve your posture.

Most gyms have a variety of different machines that target your back muscles. There are also a couple of exercises you can do right from your home to make things easier. We are just going to focus on the pull up because it is a great way to develop your back muscles. Continue reading