I was talking to one of my clients yesterday and she told me that she read a pretty interesting article on knee fat in a magazine.
This wasn’t the first time I had heard of this “knee fat” in women. A friend at my local community centre asked me how she could get rid of her knee fat.
At first I gave her this “what the he’ll are you talking about?” and asked her if she was kidding me. She was dead serious. She even went online to show me which celebrity has “fat knees”, and which celebrity knees she wanted her knees to look like.
…and this was a couple months ago.
I guess getting rid of knee fat might just be a valid question now.
So here’s my answer.
First of all, fat is universal, the same fat that you have in your upper arms, and stomach is the same fat that you have in around your knees. Although it is true that you can’t spot reduce weight in a specific area of your body, you can certainly do exercises that work a specific muscle group and spot tone and firm a certain area.
Think about it. If you want, to tone the backs of your upper arm what do you do?
Exercises to target that area like push ups, and tricep dips, right?
So if you want to decrease the fat in your knee area what do you think the solution might be?
Doing exercises like squats, and lunges will more than do the trick. But if you really want to focus on the muscles around your knee joint, doing single joint exercises like leg extensions will help you see some definite tonage and decrease of fat.
Remember, It doesn’t really matter where you want to lose the fat. The principles stay the same. Decrease your caloric intake and exercise more frequently. Once you stick to the basics the fat just comes off…even from your knees.