There are two types of fat: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Visceral fat is the scary fat, the fat that sits around our vital organs and disrupts regulatory processes.
Notice on these two scans the woman on the left has excess subcutaneous fat but the really scary part of this scan is the white fat around the centre of her body – that’s the visceral fat.
Visceral fat is difficult to detect because you can’t pinch it and know it’s there like subcutaneous fat.
So what should this woman on the left do? Sit-ups? NO!
My rule of thumb for fat loss is it has to jiggle. Sounds weird but it works. If you’re comfortable working out than it’s not working. I’m not saying kill yourself but make it jiggle. MOVE! Sit-ups, crunches, etc. isolate only a small % of our musculature.
If you’ve ever been to a spin class and noticed the guys with the large bellies who are there all the time and never lose any fat … that’s because they are comfortable and not jiggling.
If you want a lean body you need to build lean mass all over. Sprint, jump, leap … all good things to include in your regular regime. Jiggling more will help spike metabolism and a faster metabolism = a leaner you.