Over the years of coaching in my Shrewsbury CrossFit gym, clients have pointed to every single body part and said, “I want to lose fat right here.”
Here are a few of the most common areas: the stomach, the hips/bum and the “wobble under the arm.”
I’ll tell you exactly to lose fat in any of those parts—and anywhere else, for that matter.
Here’s the deal: You can’t actually target fat loss in a specific body part. I know you’ll see all sorts of ads for products that say you can “burn off belly fat” or “tone your legs,” but these are empty promises. No magic pill, lotion, wrap or diet can target fat loss in one place.
The truth is that you must use fitness to reduce overall body fat. Your body will decide where the fat is lost, but if you lose fat in general, you’ll improve problem areas, too.
You can double down on that process by building a bit of muscle. We aren’t talking bulky, bulging bodybuilder muscle. We’re talking about very small increases. You won’t ever suddenly become “bulky”—but that’s a myth for another time.
Our fat-loss programme at our CrossFit Gym in Shrewsbury
So how do you use fitness to reduce body fat and build muscle?
Well, there are lots of ways to do it. We’ll tell you how we do it, and we guarantee it works! (don’t take our word for it. Feel free to ask any of our clients!)
We use a combination of cardiovascular training and strength training to burn calories and build muscle. So that means we don’t just run for 30 minutes or just lift weights for 3 sets of 8. Our coaches create programmes that are perfectly designed to help clients accomplish goals.
Sometimes, a single workout might have two parts: one “cardio” element and one strength element. Other times, we might blend cardio and strength training together. That might look something like this: Do 5 barbell back squats at a certain weight and then run 200 meters—repeat 5 times. Sometimes we do focus on either strength or conditioning in a single session. But overall, we focus on both!
The end result? You get stronger and build a little muscle. And you burn calories and body fat. Do this regularly, and you’re going to begin to see some muscle definition. No, your abs won’t instantly pop out. That’s a long-term goal. But you will notice that clothes start to fit better, and you’ll be able to see some visible changes. You’ll also be able to see clear progress in your workout log.
Another secret: You can accelerate your progress by improving your diet. (We can help with that, too!)
So think about the spot you want to lose fat. Your “right here.”
Now click here and book and come talk to us. We’ll make a plan for you and tell you exactly how you can lose fat everywhere!