hqdefaultIf you’ve ever set a new years resolution to lose fat, or just wanted to shed a few pounds to show off on your trip to the beaches of Mexico, you’ll know that fat on the bodycan be hard to get rid of. For the majority of women, most fat accumulation will be on the hips, butt, and thigh region, and for men it’s mostly in the upper body, mainly the stomach and chest area.  In my previous articles, I’ve stated that fat loss cannot be targeted at a specific area of the body, and that still holds true. The chest is no exception. No matter what people tell you, doing more “fat burning sculpting” exercises such as pec flies or high rep dumbbell pressing will not cause the fat on the chest to miraculously disappear.

What I’ve noticed is that many people who inquire about losing chest fat, are usually carrying a bit of fat on their body over all. This is why the answer that I usually give to people who want to know how to burn chest fat away is just to start an actual fat loss routine with the end goal being losing body fat all over the body. Not just in one specific area. So how do you do it?

1) Start doing cardio

If you want to burn the fat away, you’re going to have to start doing cardio a few times a week. Fat loss depends on your total daily calories, and being in a calorie deficit (lower calories than your body needs to maintain weight) at the end of the day, will cause your body to slowly start to burn fat for fuel. Usually burning a few hundred calories 2-3 times a week will help you stay in the fat loss calorie zone.

2) Implement a diet plan

Losing fat isn’t just about cardio. If you burn 400 calories during your painstaking cardio session, but regain those calories by stuffing yourself with pasta and meatballs as a post workout meal, you’re just going to be spinning your wheels and going nowhere in terms of fat loss. Watch what you eat, and stick to natural and non processed foods when preparing your foods. There are tons of calorie calculators that you can find online that will tell you how many calories you need to be eating on a daily basis to reach your fat loss goals.

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3) Work out that chest

Now it’s time to build some muscle on the chest if you don’t already have any. There will be no point in searching for how to burn chest fat if you have no chest to show after you burn the fat! If you don’t have a gym membership or aren’t planning on building a bodybuilder type physique, performing push-ups a few times a week will help you get there. As you get more advanced and have built up a stronger chest, you can add push up variations to your training routine to really develop and sculpt that chest.

If you follow the 3 steps that I’ve outlined in this article, you’ll be one step closer to burning that chest fat that you’ve always wanted to. I personally know so many people who have regained confidence over the months by sticking to a diet plan, and performing exercise. I know you can do it too! See you guys in the next article.

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John considers himself as a fitness enthusiast who loves to do anything to keep the body in peak physical performance (much like a highly tuned machine). He mainly focuses on sports nutrition and supplement research, but is also highly knowledgeable in relation to muscle growth and fat loss. He's helped numerous people over the years achieve the body that they've always wanted and hopes his information will guide you to the goals you want.

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