Most of us have been there at one point or another: trying to burn off belly fat by doing hundreds of crunches and/or situps. That is, until we wised up and realized that burning fat from a single part of our body (otherwise known as spot reduction) was not possible.
As such, this article is for anyone who’s not up to speed with basic fitness principles. And if this describes you, pay close attention to what you’re about to learn.
First of all, your body fat distribution is largely determined by genetics and hormones. With that said, women typically tend to store more fat around the hips and thighs whereas men do so in the belly. Now, while you can’t spot reduce these areas by doing crunches or say, the thigh master, that’s not to say these exercises don’t serve an important purpose.
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