How Do I Get Rid of the Fat on Top of My Knees?

Hey Sam: Do you have a good exercise to get rid of fat on top of the knees? —Jennifer, Orlando, Fla.

You can’t really spot reduce the fatty tissue on the top of the knees. I would recommend strengthening the underlying muscle tissue and connective tissue by doing leg extensions once or twice per week with a heavy enough weight that you can manage 3-4 sets and 12-15 repetitions.  This will build stronger, more attractive quadriceps (the muscle directly above the knee).  To reduce fatty tissue, you will need to follow a program of cardiovascular exercise combined with a proper meal plan. More information after the jump.

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