Belly

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    Jun 19, 2007 5:53 PM GMT
    I do at least a little core training each time I work out (4-5 times a week). I eat regularly and no more than usual each meal. I have a high metabolism and I run a couple of times per week. The only supplements I take are amino acids. Any explanation on how my belly isn't tight, protruding a bit, making it look like I may be a bit bloated?
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    Jun 19, 2007 8:59 PM GMT
    Not too much of an expert but my guess is that it could be water weight. That is if you feel bloated and all. Stress plays a big role in belly fat as well. Thats why some of these fad diet pills are just antidepressents among other things.
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    Jun 20, 2007 11:05 AM GMT
    drink more water eat less food and make sure you pull your abs in tight when undertaking all exercises or you'll end up like some of those pot bellied body builders out there :-)
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    Jun 20, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    I've heard opposite, that you want to push out not suck in your abs. Any good in that?
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    Jun 20, 2007 5:29 PM GMT
    As I understand it, pushing the abs out shortens the core, which then pulls the rest of the body out of alignment. My Rolfer and trainer both tell me to pull the navel in and up such that the core is lengthened any time the core muscles are flexed. Doing Pilates is a good way to develop proper core form and core muscle awareness.
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    Jun 22, 2007 10:22 PM GMT
    Okay two things that maybe goin on here...
    first is it fat thats causing this situation or is it weak abs that are allowing the stomach organs to protrude outward
    First...if it's fat you'll need the tried and true exercise plus diet routine to get the %bf down to where the abs show off better
    Second ... if the abdominal wall is weak
    it's gonna allow a bowing out effect
    and this needs specific ab work
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    Jun 22, 2007 11:58 PM GMT
    It could be all of the above and it could be that you have a slow digestion. If you are feeling constipated that can play a big roll with the bloating problem.

    Try a detoxification program, the slower you detoxify, the better. Ask at you local heath food store or your family doctor.

    Try some different variation to your ab work. Take a good look at your type of food intake.
    STRESS is BAD and can cause some real belly problems