Spot Training

Spot Training

The most common question I have been asked lately goes something like this….

How do I get rid of my love handles?
How do I work my outer thighs?
How do I get a 6 pack?

While these questions are different, they are actually the same. People want to lose weight in a specific area. I remember the days of wishing my thighs were smaller or that I had the tiny little butt that some of my friends had. The truth is everyone is built different and while you can work to improve the appearance of your body, it’s very difficult to “spot train.”

My prescription:

  1. Clean up your diet. Start eating real food!
  2. Weight train 3 times a week. I’m not talking about Part A of the workout. I’m talking about real weight sessions focused on overall body strength.
  3. Workouts. Hit the CPM workouts hard. Spike your heart rate and burn some fat!
  4. Stretch. While this one doesn’t seem to relate directly to weight loss, you might be surprised. Increased flexibility will help your range of motion which in turn will help you build strength, burn fat and get lean.

Last but not least, don’t obsess over the love handles or thighs. Chances are you are the only one who notices these problem areas on your body. Instead, focus on being strong, healthy and full of energy!

Not sure how to stretch properly or lift weights on your own? That’s where we can help. Ask a coach for some tips or a training session to get you started!

~Mother Plucker

Partner WOD
AMRAP 25min

P1: Row 400m

P2: 2 Rope Climbs
5 Pushups
10 Kb swings
15 Air Squats

*Pick up where partner left off*