While bulking, a person gains some muscle mass, and of course, packing a few pounds of fat is absolutely inevitable. If you hope to gain muscles without simultaneously obtaining some fat mass, you probably know nothing about your body anatomy, nutrition, and bodybuilding. There is no way to bulk absolutely cleanly. Even professional bodybuilders put some fat mass during offseason periods. While bulking, you will put fat all over your body. Your belly will put the biggest amount of fat. Of course, after the bulking season, you will definitely want to get rid of that belly fat. For this reason, I decided to write a helpful article that will provide you with all the necessary information on how to get rid of belly fat.
Even though both women and men are human beings, we have a slightly different anatomy. Actually, our skeletal musculature is the same. I think that the work of endocrine system is what majorly differs women from men. If women had the same amount of testosterone men have, girls would become men. If a man wants to become a woman, he will start taking female hormones in order to begin the transformation. Thus, hormones make the main difference between men and women.
Due to the hormonal differences, men and women pack fat in different places of the body. Glutes and hips are the central places where women's fat masses are stored. When a man starts gaining some fat, his belly will be firstly targeted by this hateful substance. In short words, women pack fat on their glutes and hips. Men store the majority of the fat mass on their bellies. This is not to say that women have no fat on their bellies. Also, I cannot say that men do not have any fat on their glutes and hips. When fat is gained, it is proportionally packed all over the body. However, there are some specific places especially loved by fat. Fat loves women's glutes and hips. On male bodies, fat prefers being stored on their bellies.
As I said above, both men and women pack fat on their bellies. What is more, you may have already heard that belly fat is the most stubborn fat on your body. You can easily get rid of fat on your shoulders, chest, hips, and other places. To get rid of your belly fat, you will have to work very hard. Right now, I will start describing some of the most useful information on how to get rid of your belly fat within a short span of time.
BODY FAT CANNOT BE BURNT LOCALLY
Some people think that body fat can be burnt locally. This is one of the biggest fitness myths. This topic has been already discussed many times. However, there are still a lot of unknowledgeable people who keep believing in this myth. Let me bust this myth.
As you know, you start losing body fat only when there is a calorie deficit. This means that your body will start burning fat only when you consume fewer calories than you spend. Thus, if you take 2500 calories a day through your meals, and burn 3000 calories a day with the help of your workouts in your gym, you will start losing fat.
When your body needs energy, it will start burning fat. Energy is needed for your body's normal functioning. The body does not care where to take that fat from. It uses all fat storages on your body. If you train your biceps, you will not locally target fat masses on your biceps. While training biceps, your body might start burning fat in your hips. No matter what parts of your body you train, if there is a calorie deficit, your body will use all fat storages for the energy. If you understand this, the further information will definitely help you.
CRUNCHES ARE NOT EFFECTIVE IN BURNING BELLY FAT
Now, when you know that your body does not burn fat locally, it will be easier for you to understand this section. Some people think that making hundreds or even thousands of crunches will help them get rid of belly fat. These individuals waste their time. Crunches will develop your abdominal muscles. However, they are not good at burning belly fat.
The belief in crunches comes from the popular myth that the body burns fat locally. Those who use crunches to lose belly fat believe that by doing crunches their bodies will use their belly fat for the energy. Since we have already debunked this myth, there is no need to explain why the body won't target belly fat during crunches.
CARDIO IS EXCELLENT FOR BURNING BELLY FAT
When you start exercising to lose your belly fat, you will lose fat all over your body. You cannot get rid of your body fat, and at the same time, have a lot of fat on your shoulders, hips, and glutes. You will lose an equal amount of fat all over your body.
To make your body start burning fat, you will have to stick to exercises that require a lot of energy. Cardio exercises are the best of them. Running, jogging, cycling, and swimming are the best exercising for losing belly fat. These exercises are much better than crunches. If you want to lose belly fat, do cardio exercises. Do not waste your time with crunches.