OREANDA-NEWS. Pumping abdominal muscles and excessive weight loss can be dangerous for a woman's health. The chief physician of the medical center of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Alexei Churshin told about this to the Moscow City News Agency.

According to the doctor, the desire to find "cubes" on the stomach can lead to menstrual irregularities, problems with fertility and psyche. Churshin noted that "often there is a hormonal imbalance in the direction of relative hyperandrogenism - the predominance of the activity of male sex hormones, when the female figure and skin can resemble a man's."

He added that physiologically "cubes" are not particularly typical for women, not even for all athletes. They usually appear as a result of serious and professional training, for example, in gymnastics, athletics, and bodybuilding.

Earlier, personal trainer Hannah Lewis said that belly fat cannot be removed by pumping abs in the gym, since weight loss occurs with a calorie deficit and regular physical activity. Gym owner Richard Tidmarsh pointed out that even when these conditions are met, noticeable abs are out of reach for most people. She explained that losing weight on only one part of the body is simply impossible. There is no scientific evidence that exercise alone can help you lose weight in a specific location. The trainer is sure that a person cannot remove fat from the abdomen by simply pumping the abs.