I know there are many questions that come to mind when it comes to fitness. There are also a lot of different answers and with so many internet sources you may be hesitant to believe anyone. So I decided to go back to the books. Here are a few “myths” and the more logical answers to explaining each of them.
When you exercise you use energy (fat) from all areas of the body. For example: doing crunches will not burn fat more rapidly than your buttocks and thighs, of course it will tighten the muscle underneath but will not make the fat disappear.
Muscles cannot turn into fat. They are two different tissues in the body and it’s physically impossible. However, you can lose muscle if you don’t use them causing atrophy.
First I’d like to say that this is a question I get from a lot of women, and I’d like to tell you that this may not be an “overweight issue. Fact: Women have a high fat promoting enzyme called lipoprotein lipase and it just so happens to be more prominent in the hip and thigh areas. Your body stores this fat to prepare for pregnancy and lactation.