What’s up, guys Jeff Cavaliere, AthleanX. Today we’re going to bust the low back fat myth. You see, the low back fat is really the love handles, the area that you can grab that sort of works its way around to the back side here, is a common problem for guys especially. For men it is really the first place for body fat to come on your body and the last place to lose it. Even being at a low body fat level and anybody out there that’s watching can still have a good amount of fat right here on the backside here of the lower back last.
Place to come off. If you were going to attack the problem though with exercises like a hyper extension you see people do these all the time is that going to help you in the long term I’m going to tell you no it’s not. The main thing you have to do is continue to work on your nutrition and your diet. Diet and nutrition is the only way you’re ever going to rid yourself of love handles. You can do as many crunches, or as many side bands, or as many whatever you want to do.
don’t do side bends to try to get rid of that fat and it isn’t coming off unless you learn how to do three, four, or five sets of keeping your mouth shut when you’re around bad foods. That’s the first thing you’d better prioritize. However, there is some real value in strengthening your lower back and learning to get a stronger low back. One of the best ways to do this is by deadlifting. See, we’re big advocates here, not just because we train athletes, but because we know how.
The Lower Back Fat Love Handle Myth BUSTED!!
Functionally strong you can become by learning how to dead lift and hip hinging and learning and developing proper strength in your lower back. Your low back, as you can see here, can become extremely active by just doing the dead lift itself and increasing your strength on a lift and by virtue of the fact that this is a heavy compound movement you’re metabolically calling on many more muscles to participate in this exercise and therefore having a bigger bang for your buck at the end of the day when it.
Comes to what exercises you’re performing. So whether you could do a hyper extension here, or do some deadlifts and start increasing the weight you’re lifting on this exercise, you’re much better off going for the deadlift. Over time that’s going to help you to start burning more calories even at rest so you can now start to get leaner in combination with that diet. Now, we’ll leave you with one other point here. Some people who want to create an illusion of a change in their physique can actually do it with other muscle groups not the low.
Back. That area is usually entrenched in a lot of tissue that makes it very difficult to create an illusion. If you wanted to create the illusion of wider shoulders you can work on your side lateral raises and build up your deltoids and do it you don’t carry much fat in the delts. You hardly ever carry much fat up here. So just by creating more muscle growth and size there you can create a little more definition. You see people all the time that aren’t very lean, but still have some definition up here.
In their shoulder. It’s not going to happen when it comes to your low back. It’s just too entrenched in this body fat and this tissue that’s around there. The best option is to attack it through your nutrition and work on those big lifts. All right, guys. I hope we dispelled this myth. Again, nutrition number one, nutrition number two, and nutrition three through ten. Then start getting rid of those spot reduction type exercises and instead trade them in for the bigger, more compound lifts and you’re going to have much bigger bang for your buck.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a way to start nailing your nutrition day in and day out I will give you my AthleanX Factor Meal Plans as part of our AthleanX training system. It’s all available over at AthleanX. Guys, if you’ve found this tutorial helpful make sure you leave your comments and thumbs up below. In the meantime, let me know what you want to see. I will do my best to bring it here. Washboard Wednesday is not just about your abs. It could be anything around your entire core and that covers a big area here, especially.