Running For Hours And Doing Crunches Will Not Help You Get Rid Of Man Boobs And Love Handles. Doing This Will!
The worst thing a fat person can do to lose fat is to mindlessly cut calories, run knee-ruining long distances and do crunches. The aim behind this is usually the person wants to get rid of his man boobs and love handles. Let me put it straight—first, you can’t spot-reduce fat and secondly, you can’t achieve lasting fat loss by running for hours and drastically cutting calories.
Too Much Long Distance Running Will Ruin Your Metabolism, Increase Stress Hormone Levels and Make You Skinny Fat
You have absolutely no business running for hours on a treadmill if you aren’t an endurance athlete. Especially, if you are really obese and are trying to lose fat by running too damn much, like most do, you will end up with a wrecked metabolism, elevated cortisol (stress hormone) levels, and aching knees and screwed up resting heart rate. Worse, you will end up losing a lot of muscle while thinking you are losing fat. You now have stubborn love handles, a squishy jelly belly and saggy nipples or in some cases, man boobs. Congrats, you are now skinny fat from being fat.
For God’s Sake, Stop Doing Crunches To Lose Belly Fat!
Doing crunches to lose fat is like trying to cut lawn grass with a kitchen knife. Every day I see dozens of fat dudes struggling with crunches but little do they know that this will give them a herniated disc faster than it will give them a flat belly! It’s not their fault, it’s the trainer’s bad. Fat is dropped as whole, you can never spot reduce fat. Crunches are a very low effort workout, the calories burned are negligible. They are primarily done to strengthen the abdominal muscles, NOT for shedding fat. In layman language, you won’t ‘get abs’ by doing crunches.
Do This Instead
High Intensity Interval Sprinting Instead Of Long Distance Running
The benefits of sprinting are endless. Short bursts of balls to the wall sprinting with intervals has the same effect on your body as lifting heavy weights. It fires up your metabolism, promotes hypertrophy, fixes lower body weaknesses and tremendously boosts fat loss. The best part is that you preserve muscle mass while burning fat and working your cardiovascular to its limit. In a 15-minute session you can burn up to 600 plus calories unlike distance running.
Body Weight Workouts And Lift Weights Instead Of Doing Crunches
Sprinting will take care of your fat loss. Now, let’s move on to getting rid of your embarrassing man boobs. Firstly, master push-ups. From there, make your way to the bench, both incline and flat. Chest flys are also a great man boob killer. The foundation rule is that muscle burns fat, you HAVE to work you pectorals to get rid of a saggy chest. To work on your torso fat, so weight squatting, both front and back and deadlifts. Once you have dropped down to a decent body fat level, you can start working directly on your core.
Control You Carbohydrate Intake And Increase Your Protein And Dietary Fat Consumption
No workout can ever outdo a bad diet. Carbohydrates are not the demon. Binge eating carbs create a problem. Control you carbohydrate intake while you are at rest, for example when your job is primarily sitting. Try consuming carbohydrates before and after your workout. Simultaneously, steadily up your protein and fat intake. Fats don’t make you fat!