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Following are many questions we have received over the years – followed by our answers!

  • Is it possible to spot reduce fat? Committing to a solid workout program and eating at a caloric deficit will help you to lose fat. That being said, it is not possible to target specific areas for fat loss (a.k.a. spot reduction). Typically, the last places women lose fat are the thighs, buttocks and stomach, while men will usually lose their stomach fat last as well.
  • How important is a post-workout snack? A good post-workout snack will help you recover nicely from your workout and will give your body the fuel to maintain or build muscle mass.
  • How can I avoid reaching a plateau? To avoid a plateau, consider increasing the difficulty of an exercise (i.e. push-ups from your knees to push-ups from your toes) or try incorporating stability balls to force your body – especially your core – to work harder given the ‘instability’ of the ball.
  • What equipment should I use for strength training? You can use a variety of equipment to increase your strength, such as free weights, weight machines, cables, etc. What you choose will depend on your personal preference and specific strength goals.

Do you have any specific training questions you would like to see answered in a future issue’s trainer’s corner? Send your questions to contact@bodysoul.ca.

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