Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercisecurls for your arms, lunges for your buttwould slim them down.
Weight-loss experts refer to this as spot reduction. But it turns out that in most cases, this kind of laser-focused weight loss isnt possible. One study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that six weeks of intensive ab workouts did nothing to slim the exercisers midsections. A related study found that 12-weeks of one-armed workouts resulted in less loose skin in the trained arm, but zero fat loss.
Working out just one part of your body probably wont slim it down, but some body parts are more likely to shed fat when you exercise. Your stomach is one of them.
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