Spot Training versus Spot Toning
When you burn fat or are functioning with a caloric deficit, the fat will be reduced, but you don’t have any say in where on your body it melts off. It might be your thighs, your abs, your arms, or your back. And there is no way to know ahead of time where it’s gonna drop. I wish there was! And it totally changes at different times in your life, so at one point it might seem like it’s coming off your chest, and another time your legs. It’s unpredictable at best.
That being said, you can “spot tone”. That means you can build beautiful lean body mass in an area of your choice. You can do certain exercises to build solid lean muscle on those inner thighs or upper-arms. But… if there’s a thick layer of fat over that area you built up, you won’t likely see it. If strengthening an area is your goal, then spot training alone is fantastic. If you want to carve it and see it, you might have to build and burn. That’s where classes like Spin Sculpt do wonders, huh!
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