Loss of localized fat (abdomen), is it possible?
Often abdominal exercises as an effective means to reduce abdominal fat and provide a nice cut waist are promoted, but is this really grounded and true?
What experiences say?
There are few studies exist on the subject (in sources can find some) and the methodology to follow is to compare fat loss by adding or removing abdominal exercises to a set routine work:
- Walking gait VS + abs
- Resistance circuit without abdominal resistance circuit VS + abs
- Only diet (no extra exercise) VS only abs diet +
Most of them draw the same conclusions and are as follows:
- No significant effect of the abdominal exercises on body weight, body fat percentage, fat percentage android, android fat, abdominal circumference, abdominal crease and measurements skinfold suprailiac.
- The practice of abdominal exercise significantly improved muscle strength in this muscle group and overall body stabilization respect to groups that did not perform crunches.
There are theories for and against the loss of fat can be reached. While it is true that fat is lost in all places at once, what happens is that at sites of primary accumulation, having higher amounts of fat, it takes longer and is more difficult to eliminate.
Advice I give is not tempted to buy those “wonderful” training accessories appearing on TV or billboards where chic @ s appear with a perfect body doing sit – ups and trying to sell that have achieved the only body that accessory.
Obviously, not useless the use of abdominal binders or plastic in order to lose localized fat. The band gives us warmth, because it leaves no skin perspire properly and makes us sweat (liquid waste), but nothing more. In addition, it can be an impediment to maintain adequate blood circulation and cause dehydration.
So how do I do?
The best way to “a six-pack” is the combination of an adequate work loads (improves insulin sensitivity and maintains / increases muscle mass), cardiovascular work, and especially diet.
To conclude, I attached the following links as a method of combination to which I referred: