Our expert says:
Tough one, because you're fighting genetics, in so far as our genes determine where we store fat. And so some people struggle around the hips, others the arms, and you with the face. It's not uncommon though.
The issue then, to oversimplify, is excess fat storage. The solution, to oversimplify further, is to burn fat. That's oversimplified because there are hormonal, genetic, metbolic factors that I don't think anyone fully understands which intefere with the nice, simple theory that to lose fat you just have to exercise it off.
But the bottom line, practically, is that what you need to do is to aim to reduce body fat. Now, looking at your training programme, I think that you might want to increase your cardio training component. I'm sure you know of poeple who have trained and when you see them months later, they're looking almost gaunt in the face? That's from cardio training, and it takes a lot. Your programme is currently focused on weight training, and it might be that if you switched the balance, you'd see results within a few months.
You'll probably find that your years of training have given you great anatomical changes, in terms of muscle development and that kind of thing, but never really focused on fat burning and so more cardio may well help you.
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