Spot reduction in fitness training is the outdated belief that one can lose body fat in specific areas by performing extra work in those areas. For example, it was once believed that performing abdominal work made the abs leaner, or that performing a high volume of arm work would get rid of flabby arms.
Though that exercise concept has been proven false, it is possible to lose fat in specific areas of the body by manipulating nutritional status, thus impacting the hormone profile. Nutritional status is primarily affected by what you eat, but it is a far more broad-reaching concept than just the sum total of your diet. Nutritional status is affected by diet, supplementation, genetics, and environmental sensitivity to toxins.
The storage of fat on the legs occurs because of a few major issues: poor blood sugar management, poor detoxification pathways of estrogens, and lack of production of growth hormone. All three components must be properly managed in order to shed fat on the legs. Part I of this article covers the importance of managing blood sugar levels and insulin response when losing fat on the legs is the goal. Through dietary modification, targeted supplementation, and appropriate exercise, you can earn the lean sexy legs you have always wanted.
Page 2 of this article details the limiting factors in controlling blood sugar and insulin.
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