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Old 03-27-2008, 08:37 PM   #11
Neal Winkler
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I'm sure you all read the PhD thesis from that 8 on 12 off study. The women lost the fat from their legs but gained fat in the arms. If that ain't spot fat reduction then I don't know what is.

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Old 03-28-2008, 01:37 PM   #12
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I'm sure you all read the PhD thesis from that 8 on 12 off study. The women lost the fat from their legs but gained fat in the arms. If that ain't spot fat reduction then I don't know what is.

http://conditioningresearch.blogspot...runk-with.html
It would make sense that the place where the hormones like GH/test are going to help stimulate myogenic growth/repair would also stimulate B-oxidation in ajacent fat cells.

It really seems like high intensity is needed for this to occur though. If you're doing high intensity work though you might as well just do it over the whole body... so you would get the benefits everywhere, heh.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:15 PM   #13
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My guess is that they were severely overweight in which the body would first start to burn around the butt and hips...usually arms are a hard place for women to burn fat from and if they increased muscle in the arms, then simple BMI measurements might confuse that as fat gain in that area. Either way...the body doesn't spot reduce...just picks and chooses where it wants to start burning fat and where the last places it wants to go are.

If you want true spot reduction, GH injections will give that.
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