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A 17-year-old female asked:

How to lose back fat and what does a wall push up do?

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Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Back fat: Your best bet to lose weight is to eat better (low sugar, low carbs, more veggies). At least 30 minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise also helps. Weight alone will not do it, but weights in combination with cardio activity does wonders. Wall pushups build core strength, shoulder and arm strength, and get you ready for body-weight push ups.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several things: Without surgical or other noninvasive procedures, you won't readily be able to spot reduce fat. Your best bet is to work at losing overall weight. A wall push up is a variant push up that allows you to go through the motions but reduce the amount of weight necessary to complete this motion. It's a good way to learn the basics of this movement.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you explain how to lose fat on back?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Difficult: Unfortunately, spot fat loss is not really possible unless utilizing surgery such as liposuction. To lose fat on the back requires a good diet and regular activity consistently. Generally this will lead to global weight loss for the individual and subsequent loss of fat on the back. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for weight loss other then hard work and consistency.

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