A Little Known Fat Loss Secret
There is a little know fat loss secret that has to do with the spine. I learned about this several years ago from training by Teresa Tapp of t-tapp.com. Today, as I search for more information on this hidden secret, I seem to find very little more than what I previously learned from Teresa Tapp.
There is a Muscle
There is a muscle that attaches to the spine. The thickness of this muscle is one of the primary secrets to success in being able to consume carbohydrates without gaining weight. As we age, this muscle’s thickness decreases. When this decrease in spinal density happens, it results in less fuel (glucose) being needed for spinal support. It may be hard to recognize the job this muscle plays, as it is an involuntary muscle. The beauty of its’ role is that it not only keeps us standing upright, but it also burns more of the carbohydrate calories we consume when it is strong and thick.
As we age, unless we learn about and address the ability of this spinal density muscle, fat gain and improper posture may result. Fat gain may occur because less fuel (glucose) is being used by the once thicker muscle, who used more fuel. The glucose becomes converted to fat.
Fat Cells Become Full
Unfortunately, once existing fat cells become full, the body will create more fat cells. Fat cells never disappear. They are either full or empty. “Female fat accumulation continues to grow with increased furor as we age unless we maintain or rebuild our resting glucose utilization rate by strengthening the spinal density muscle.” ~ Teresa Tapp
We Can Rebuild Our Resting Glucose Utilization Rate
There are exercises we can do to rebuild this muscle and thus recover our “Resting Glucose Utilization Rate”. One of these exercises is a short, simple, but effective action called Hoe Downs by Teresa Tapp at T-Tapp.com.
A second exercise is one I learned from Erin Hathaway, owner of Crossfit Ammo in Allen, TX. This one is done using two lacrosse balls or two tennis balls in a sock. Allow the spine (vertebrae) to rest in the middle of the two balls, but not on either ball. Roll up and down. This activates the muscles on each side of the spine. This will improve posture and strengthen our spinal density
We can rebuild our “Resting Glucose Utilization Rate” by increasing our spinal density and by adding more aerobic activity to our life. Learn more about Fat Loss Secrets.