We have all heard, and it has been proven that you cannot spot reduce fat. When you exercise it is true that your body will pull fat first from certain areas, for example, usually from the face first, with the stomach and the butt being the unfortunate last areas. I however tried an experiment to change the appearance of my rear and I am quite happy with the results.
I exercise regularly, nearly 6 days a week, probably for the last 20 years of my life. I do a combination of cardio and weight training with 2 heavy days and 4 days of HIIT (high intensity interval training). Although I look good and have great arms and abs, I could not understand why I could not get the droop out of my rear-end. I joked about cellulite reduction methods (which I am too chicken to do) and talked about massage techniques to reduce the appearance such as cupping and laser. Then I came across a routine on the internet by Cory Gregory. It is a squat everyday routine for 4 weeks. I figured if I stick to this routine and there is no change, than there is no hope. The routine is hardcore squats, pushing your limits and varying the routine where Gregory takes you through a series of 11 variations of the squat.
After 2 weeks only, I am happy to say that I have already changed the appearance of my rear, cellulite has reduced in appearance and my butt is "lifted". My front squat has reached 85lbs (I started with nothing on the bar 2 weeks ago) and my back squat has reached a PR of 100 lbs! On a side note, the hip restriction and pain I was dealing with has disappeared, most likely due to the increased strength of my quads. I am quite excited to see how I can build my strength and watch my body change in the next 2 weeks.
So those of you looking to change the appearance of your body, keep looking for a new routine to stick to, new goals to reach, and increasing strength. What it always comes down to is that the more muscle you have, the more you burn and the heavier weight you lift, the harder the workout, the more the change in your bodies appearance. Get to the gym.
Dr. Kim Maziarz- Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.