I got an email the other day from a guy that said he has a fat upper body; chest shoulders, back, stomach, arms, neck, forearms and face – everything.
He then said that his lower body was nothing like his upper body, it was skinny, almost to the bone.
I asked for a picture but he hasn’t replied back yet.If I don’t update this blog post with a picture, then it means he didn’t want to share. No problem as we do respect people’s privacy.
So moving on, he asked what he could do for upper body fat loss.
I replied back to him telling him that I understand his situation – wanting to spot reduce a certain area of our bodies.
When it comes to losing weight, in this case upper body fat loss, we have to understand that outside of surgery, we cannot spot reduce a certain area.
So if you want to remove fat from your arms, you’ll have to remove fat all over your body.
If you want to remove fat from your stomach, you’ll have to remove fat from all over your body.
That’s just the way it goes.
Surely you can help it right?
To a degree.
In order to lose excess fat, we have to provide that area with oxygen.
How do you do that?
The best way I’d say is through some kind of activity or exercise.
Remember, in order for upper body fat loss to occur, we need to lose fat all over our bodies.
But we can at least provide our upper bodies with some kind of stimulation to shuttle oxygen into that area. This will help to assist the process of fat breakdown, but again you won’t be losing fat just in that particular area.
What about this guy’s situation?
He says he doesn’t have fat in his lower body and that all of the fat is in his upper body.
Does he exercise and diet like everyone else?
I’d probably say YES.
Without seeing a picture, I’d say that he does have a bit of fat on his lower body even if just a little, and if he starts exercising and taking care of his diet, he should see great upper body fat loss almost immediately.
What he can also do to bring up his lower body a bit is to start working out his legs; calves, hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes (butt).
This will help to make his body a bit more proportional.
So to sum up, upper body fat loss can be achieved by working out the entire body, not just your upper body.
That combine with proper diet techniques should yield you the results you’re looking for.
As with anything, upper body fat loss does take time so be sure to take action immediately!