When it comes to how to lose fat, there are some differences between men and women
In this blog post, we look at how to lose fat, the right way, for men and women. As you probably already know, men and women have different trouble spots when it comes to where they store fat. We’ll not only look at how men and women differ in terms of fat storage but we’ll also uncover several strategies that address the challenges that each faces in their pursuit of fat loss.
Men’s fat loss
For men, trouble spots tend to be in the chest. Chest fat or man boobs start to develop when men are carrying too much body fat. The waistline or Love Handles is another trouble spot. Perhaps the most notable trouble spot is in the midsection or beer belly. Even in examples of significant leanness men will store fat deposits in very specific areas of their mid-section such as their lower abdominals and lower back.
Women’s fat loss
For women, fat loss trouble differs. Fat deposits on the backs of the arms creating bat wings’. Women also experience more fat storage in their lower bodies; hips, thighs, and calves. You’ve probably heard the terms saddlebags, cankles, or muffin top to describe these trouble spots. This is evident in women who appear to be skinny or skinny fat, you’ll see that the areas mentioned above often show signs of extra fat deposited.
What are the differences?
Many of the differences in where fat is stored come down to hormones, specifically Testosterone and Estrogen. Men and women don’t only have different trouble spots however, they also have different types of fat storage as well. Testosterone often creates more visceral fat. That is, fat stored behind the muscle sounding the organs. Classic examples of this type of fat are men that have a rock hard protruding beer gut. This is caused by the fat actually pushing out against the layer of the abdominal muscle. Since visceral fat surrounds the vital organs, this type of fat is more dangerous. Typically we see higher cases of heart disease in men often caused by their increased storage of visceral fat.
Women on the other hand have more subcutaneous fat.
Subcutaneous fat is often driven by the binding of estrogen. While this type of fat is less dangerous than visceral fat it can still be troublesome and if you have it, you likely want it gone! When it comes to strategies for losing fat the recommendation for women is to focus on exercises, specifically strength training over steady-state cardio. Strength training will allow women to add muscle to their frames which are not only anabolic in itself but will also help increase their existing levels of testosterone which will also help aid in fat loss.
The smartest and most effective way to do this is by using an EMS device. EMS electric impulses mimic the action potential from the central nervous system, so the muscles contract as if the information had been delivered to them by the brain. The difference to regular strength training is that this method bypasses the body’s energy-saving system, so it does not limit the percentage of fibers that are activated. Therefore, EMS can activate muscle fibers in much larger amounts.
Muscle stimulation only achieves the desired effect if it is properly integrated into the training program and if the middle frequency is also used. So this is why EMS is not for lazy people. It’s for people who actually love training and want to boost their beloved training protocol. The Visionbody EMS device is designed to meet the demands of regular functional training needs. So you just put on the suit and train what and wherever you like to and cut also training times.
A 20min EMS Sessions is as effective as 2hours of regular training!
For men, the focus should almost always be on nutrition.
Since men have larger amounts of testosterone already, and likely carry more muscle mass as a result, they will generally want to focus on getting their eating in check. This will help lower their body fat, especially when done in conjunction with a smart exercise program. In addition to the tips above regarding fat loss through proper nutrition and exercise, you can also try incorporating some of mother nature’s secret ingredients. Foods like Oysters for additional Zinc, Red Grapes for Resveratrol, cruciferous vegetables for their high levels of phytochemicals. Other excellent foods to incorporate are mushrooms and fresh ginger.
There is no shortcut…
…to getting the results you want but with a smart & scientific approach to nutrition and training, you can achieve your fitness goals easily. But there is a smarter way to do it. Boost your training with EMS and eat appropriately for your sex, training level, and goal.
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Johannes, Head of Training & Education