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MrsJoseph: Books, Life & Wine

I’m currently on the run from the Amazon Empire. The Empire recently used it’s planet sized money to destroy devour my previous safehouse: Goodreads.


I read a lot. Have a bit of a tendency to review as well. So…this is mostly a book review site. Unless its not. But I’m not taking review requests.


Cause sometimes I’ll write about whatever I feel like, book or no.


Things I [currently] like:


So, I’ll talk about that stuff. Unless I don’t.


That “life” part in the site title is all about flexibility, lol.

Currently reading

Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson
Starting Strength, 3rd edition
Mark Rippetoe
Amanda Quick
Progress: 25 %
"Abdominal training should not be in your vocabulary, and you should definitely never take a half-hour abdominal class at your gym multiple times per week. While you may feel inclined to train your abs so that they’re toned with little belly fat, these classes are not the correct way to make those improvements. Remember that strength training not only increases your muscle strength but also how large your muscles grow. The more you train your abdominal muscles, the larger they will get.

You are actually adding size to your waist, but not targeting belly fat. Belly fat decreases when you reduce your caloric intake and burn more calories than you take in. Your body doesn’t automatically trigger a fat-burning mechanism in certain regions when you begin training those muscles. Fat burning is part of your overall metabolic process, and for women, it often begins from the top down. So, your belly will likely be one of the first regions on your body to burn fat, but it won’t happen from doing abdominal exercises in excess. This “spot reduction” myth has been debunked in research. You can’t train a certain body part and expect it to accelerate fat loss in that particular region."
Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body - 'Bret Contreras MS  CSCS',  'Kellie Davis'

Strong Curves, Chapter 7