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Fitness Mythbusters

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Fitness Mythbusters

  1. 1. Can I spot reduce my fatty areas? Photo Credit: SuperFantastic
  2. 2. Why Not?Storage of fat on the body is a result of overall body fat amount andgenetics.For example, tricep extensions will not burn the fat on the triceps, butthey can help you burn fat in general.
  3. 3. If you want to see more of your muscles:Train for muscle growth (hypertrophy), 3-8 sets of 8-20 reps Hoeger&Hoeger, 2009, p226. And Eat a balanced diet that will help with fat loss. Hoeger&Hoeger, 2009, p153.Give another supportProvide explanation that makes it relevant to their lives.
  4. 4. ReferencesFat Loss Training Myths. Retrieved from http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Myths.htmlHoeger, S. A., Hoeger, W. W. (2009). Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.Kraemer, J. K., Ratamess, N. A. (2004). Fundamentals of Resistance Training: Progression and Exercise Prescription. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 36, 674-688.(2009). Position Stand: Appropriate Physical Activity Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine,41, 459-471. Additional Resources American College of Sports Medicine: www.ascm.org Elite FTS: www.elitefts.com Exercise Prescription: exrx.net

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