Spot Reducing fat - References?

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  1. fatmoocow

    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    Hey, I need to explain to someone that you can't spot reduce fat, and because logic is out of the question, I need a long complex article with a ton of references to overpower them. Something like the protein articles. Any help? :x:
     
  2. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    try and get them to put their money where their mouth is. bet on it and become a rich man :bigthumb:
     
  3. SteveO

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    let them try. Let him live and learn for himself
     
  4. edd91

    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    actually i disagree, before it was established that its 'not possible', i think its quite understandable to make that assumption
     
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    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    An evolutionist could easily argue that training a muscle means you want that limb it to have a good power vs weight ratio, so it makes sense to remove excess weight from that limb so it can move faster etc

    physiologically, increased amounts of blood around the muscle being worked means the fat cells around the muscle have greater exposure to the hormones which trigger the breakdown of the stored fats

    both above theories i think are something easily asumed in older days, I personally think there is lots more to come out on spot reduction
     
  6. edd91

    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    how did it not? it would favour a hunter or something that the limb they most often use is fast and has no excess weight
     
  7. Grouch

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    It still has nothing to do with evolution.
     
  8. edd91

    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    bullshit
     
  9. cochise

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    because you evolve in the month it takes you to build some muscle in your arm :ugh:
     
  10. Grouch

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    idiot. You can't force a genetic change through exercise.
     
  11. AmCo

    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    tell him to chew gum for 45min a day for a few months and see if his face gets smaller.
     
  12. G-n-P

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    you can spot reduce fat


    see american journal of plastic surgery for references;)
     
  13. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    chewing gum helps lose weight. :o
     
  14. edd91

    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    uh... duh, but would it not make sense the pool of animals/people that had a gene to reduce fat on their most used limb would be superior to those who didn't?
     
  15. edd91

    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    come on mike, I saw you read my post right after I posted it, you had to wait for some material to steal? ofcourse training doesn't change your genetics, and ofcourse genetics are what you pass on to your offspring, but do you know what evolution is?
     
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    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    would it not have been evolutionary beneficial for hunters or neanderathals or even apes and other species to have been able to reduce the weight on their most used limb to get proper power, whether its hunting or whatever?
     
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    edd91 rebmeM weN

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    where did I ever say that
     
  18. pt

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    Assuming this is true... is sure is interesting that the parents of that superman baby born overseas were both athletes.
     
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    Well those parents probably both had very athletic genetics.
     
  20. Kozzy McKoz

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    Would it provide an reporductive benefit? I don't think so. Having just a little extra weight on one limb isn't going to ruin your chances of hunting.
     
  21. pt

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    So you're saying there is such a thing as "athletic genetics" ? :x:
     
  22. Grouch

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    actually in humans it would not be an advantage. show shut the fuck up and go back to high school biology.
     
  23. Grouch

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    no it wouldn't. weight = mass, more mass = more power, more power = can swing a club harder. That and the fact they ran around near naked in the winter. Having a bit of fat was a good thing.
     
  24. Grouch

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    there is no assumtion. :ugh: There are no external forces (outside of radiation) that will change your genetics.
     
  25. pt

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    :wtc: Fucking helll... I guess my kids are going to be skinny little ecto's then...
     
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