We all know that running, walking, cycling, and swimming are a few cardio exercises that can help burn fat and kick-start weight loss.
But what if I tell you that you can burn fat even while sitting down?
If you don’t like moving much, here comes a ground-breaking discovery that will turn a sedentary lifestyle on its head.
This new development by Marc Hamilton, professor of health and human performance at the University of Houston could prove to be a turning point for you.
He has invented a method for optimal activation. He pioneered the “Soleus Pushup” (SPU), which effectively increases muscle metabolism for hours, even while seated.
The soleus muscle in the calf is one of 600 muscles in the human body. This rear leg muscle runs from just below the knee to the heel. Although the soleus muscle is just 1% of your body weight, can do wonders to improve metabolic health in the rest of your body once it is properly activated.
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“We never dreamed that this muscle has this type of capacity. It’s been inside our bodies all along, but no one ever investigated how to use it to optimize our health, until now,” said Professor Hamilton.
“When activated correctly, the soleus muscle can raise local oxidative metabolism to high levels for hours, not just minutes, and does so by using a different fuel mixture.”