Stubborn Body Fat Explained

Debunked by LabShapers

Stubborn body fat are the areas of your body that hold on to fat the longest. Yes, those darn love handles!

Unfortunately we have already learned that we can’t spot reduce. Tons of crunches wont give you the results you seek.

Four-and-a-half-pack into six-pack

Generally speaking, in most cases these areas include the lower abs and lower back in men, and the lower body in women. Damn hard to get really really lean. Stubborn fat is that layer you need to get rid of to convert your four-and-a-half-pack into a six-pack. It’s the difference between lean and shredded.

Special beta-2 to alpha-2 area’s

What’s so special about these area’s? To understand this, let’s look at the main critical difference. Regular fat cells have a lot of beta-2 receptors in proportion to alpha-2 receptors of stubborn fat-cells.

It’s just a different kind of fat

Without getting too deep into the physiology and to keep it relatively simple, The ratio between beta-2 receptors and alpha-2 receptors determines how easy it is to trigger fat loss from that specific region of the body. “Easy” fat has higher b2 to a2 ratio, while stubborn fat has a higher a2 to b2 ratio.

In conclusion

In the end, the only way to get rid of your love handles, or any other specific area’s, is a lower total body fat percentage. Getting rid of stubborn fat comes down to patience. There’s no “quick fix” solution. Only various strategies that we will discuss in the near future!

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a group of science nerds, tired of being out of shape. We were bullied, made fun of, No more! We debarked on a journey. A journey of seeking the truth. Not as jocks, but as scientists. Learn from us and be amazed...

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