Spot reduction refers to the attempt to remove body fat stores from specific areas of the body by performing exercises that target those areas. For instance, a common question we get at Pure Strength is, “Can we do the abdominal machine? I really want to get rid of the fat in my stomach,” or… “Can we do the hip exercise today? I feel like I am getting rid of the fat around my hips when I do that.”
The reality is, if done properly, performing specific exercises will strengthen these muscles; but they have an insignificant impact on reducing the amount of fat stored in specific areas!
The good news is, working all of the muscles in your body, along with proper nutrition, will turn your body into a fat-burning machine that actually does reduce your overall fat mass!