Understanding fat deposits and how to control them is essential when weight training for the best results. Since a woman carried the most fat, a female body is the best type of body to discuss when looking at where fat can hide its chubby little cells in the body.
As our final informative blog (before we it hard on great exercises for the different types of fat deposit and bodies), we are excited to share with you everything you ever wanted to know about fat stores in the body.
Pay close attention and figure out where you hide that adipose tissue. Then make a commitment to experiment with the great weight training tips we will be discussing.
Fat distribution across the bodies actually varies pending on what end of the world you may come from. Women love fat about as much as they love carpet cleaning… seriously.
In hot climates, fat tends to localize in the buttocks, hips and the belly. This makes sense if you think of ways the body can store fat but not compromise maintaining homeostasis (the ability to keep body conditions stable, like temperature) by overheating.
In cold countries, you find fat more uniformly deposited throughout the body. The first type of body that comes to mind is the Eskimos and the Nepalese. They are short statures with fat evenly distributed. This body type allows more heat to be stored in and around the central portion of the body to maintain heat for the major organs of the body.
Knowing your ethnicity is important now too!
All healthy people, no matter where they come from or what type of body they have, should have a fair amount of fat reserves for a properly functioning body.
Fat should not be totally eliminated but rather controlled by thoughtful approaches in cardiovascular fitness and muscle training or growth.
The complete absence of fat in the body actually leads to serious hormonal problems and actually inhibits the ability to produce offspring. This is nature’s way of not allowing children to starve. If you can’t support your own body, there is no way your body should be making children to support too.
Although men do not carry children, carrying fat is needed for more than children bearing.
The ability to survive during famine is probably one of the more important reasons men house fat deposits naturally.
Fat also is our cushion for our major organs. Protected by the out skin layers, the extra layer of adipose tissues, helps to protect our heart, lungs, bones and more from injury or damage.
Fat is not only a great energy store, it is a great energy absorber. If you smack a fat arm vs. a small arm, the pain will be more prominent in the skinny arm because of the lack of excess fat to absorb the energy of the smack.
Fat is important and although we do focus on growing more of it in our bodies, we do focus on keeping them controlled to a healthy level.
So where is fat primarily stored in the body?
- The Butt – The buttock region is an area we all see impressive amounts of fat deposits from time to time. Storing reserves and making the sitting position more comfortable the butt is a very prominent area of fat storage.
- Saddle Bags or The area right below the trochanter. – Common in Mediterranean women this can be a bulky and annoying storage of fat. This is where we find stores of cellulite if too much fat is being stored.
- Lower Back – Not as much fat as some other prominent areas, the lower back adds to the mass of the buttock fat by extending the appearance of the butt height.
- Thighs – In the middle of the thighs or right between the thighs, this fills the space between the thighs and is found more often in women than men.
- The Belly – Surrounding the belly button, this area is often found in thin and thick women and men.
- Pubis Bone Fat – Found right in front of the pubic symphysis, this important fat storage protects the genital area from harm.
- Knee Area – A small area but prominent near the kneed.
- Triceps – The back part of the arm. This protects the arteries and the nerves that are housed in the arm altogether.
- Breasts – Most common in women, the function of storing fat is made by a web of connective tissues.
So that’s it! Now on my next blog post we will be able to talk about the exercises to help control adipose tissues in these areas and get that physique you absolutely love!