Now that I've been lifting more I've noticed something strange. It seems wherever I store fat more I have more strength. So I carry a lot of fat in my:
belly (abs), underarms (triceps), back of thighs (hamstrings), chest
and those are by far my strongest muscle groups. On the other hand, my muscle groups that certainly look more defined and carry less weight:
biceps, shoulders, back, calfs
just aren't nearly as strong and it takes A LOT of effort for me to do even light weights on those areas.
I don't get it... my shoulders/back look GREAT but I can barely lift anything on them? However, I have a horrible, horrible belly pouch and serious thunder thighs but I could do sit-ups/squats (with weights) all day.
Anybody else experience the same thing? When I lift I mostly do dynamical lifting i.e. no rest in between sets and I try and do my upper body and lower body at the same time (e.g. bicep curls and squats together) so I just can't figure out why it's so disproportionate? For cardio I alternate between swimming and biking so even with that I'm switching things up a lot.