You Need To Burn Subcutaneous and Visceral Fat

It's true that women and men tend to store body fat in different places. Women’s bodies (because of necessary genetics) have twice the amount lipogenic (fat storing) enzymes and half the amount of lipolytic (fat releasing) enzymes as men’s bodies. This has to be taken into account when exercise programs are designed.

Women tend to store stubborn fat in the buttocks, hips (saddle bags), thighs and the back of the upper arms (grandmother arms). Men tend to store stubborn fat in the abdominal area (pot belly and spare tire) and back area. Excess abdominal fat has been shown to be a pre-curser to diseases such as cancer.

Subcutaneous Fat - Subcutaneous fat is found just underneath the skin and may cause dimpling and cellulite.

Visceral Fat - Visceral fat is located in the abdomen and vital organs (such as the liver). It can also infiltrate your muscles and heart. Even if you are skinny, you can have visceral fat.

A “skinny fat” person is one who is skinny with high body fat. Studies have shown that frequent yo-yo dieting increases visceral fat. Yo-yo dieters also regain the lost weight (and even more) because yo-yo diets slow down your metabolism.

So, what is the best way to burn both types of fat? You guessed right.....Clean Eating and Exercise!

Research and my personal experience as an exerciser and personal trainer proves that a combination of full-body circuit weight training (including bodyweight training) and high intensity interval cardio training is best for optimal fat-burning, muscle strength/endurance, cardio-respiratory health and bone density benefits.

Be sure and download your Free Bodyweight 500 Metabolic Fat Burner Workouts and start shaping your body faster!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. that is actually a really good point about the 2 types of fat

  2. This is great info about the two types of body fat. You mentioned that exercise is best for both types. I have always found that eating less is what affected what my body looked like the most. Do different types of exercise work differently with the two different types of fat? Thanks!
    Dominique -

  3. There are mainly two types of fat that is subcutaneous and visceral fat. visceral fat is not seen by your eyes but it's easy to lose this fat.if you want get rid of stomach fat then lose first some visceral fat like mention this blog.

  4. great post; lots of low intensity cardio exercise seems to do the trick for me with burning excess fat after a weight workout.

  5. that is actually a really good point about the 2 types of fat


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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