Is Spot Reduction aka Targeted Fat Loss Real? A New Study Says It’s Stupid

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The idea that specific exercises can reduce localized fat tissue depots is known as spot reduction or targeted fat loss. If it was true, training only one limb, say, your arm, would lead to

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Egis R.

Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss. www.absscience.com