midsection help

  • Warmnsalty

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    Feb 09, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    I'm 47, work out daily with weights, chest/arms and back/legs/shoulders on alternating days. Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of the belly/saddle bags? Can I target it with exercise or is it all diet? I've tried lots of cardio, run 3-4 mi + 1/2 eliptical daily ... didn't seem to help, now I'm running 1/2-1 mi warm up then lifting. I just can't get rid of the extra fat. Maybe it's just old age? icon_sad.gif

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    Feb 09, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    i'll join in on that one, got the same prob and nothing seems to work, not even diet...........Keithicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 09, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    Are you sure those pictures are recent? You look fine- especially for a guy who's in his 40's.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 09, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    I had six pack abs until I developed cancer and they decided to treat it with hormones that made be pack on the fat in the same areas.

    After I freaked out about loosiing all that, i realised I had already been loosing it.

    It's male menopause. You can't fight it, without liposuction.
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    Feb 09, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    It always comes down to diet.

    The core area is where stress and overeating/drinking go to live.

    Christian Bale ate nothing but carrots to get skinny for The Mechanic.
    Don't do that (do that), but try a healthy approach (vomiting also tones the muscles as you rid yourself of unwanted calories.)icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 09, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    Warmnsalty saidI'm 47, work out daily with weights, chest/arms and back/legs/shoulders on alternating days. Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of the belly/saddle bags? Can I target it with exercise or is it all diet? I've tried lots of cardio, run 3-4 mi + 1/2 eliptical daily ... didn't seem to help, now I'm running 1/2-1 mi warm up then lifting. I just can't get rid of the extra fat. Maybe it's just old age? icon_sad.gif



    You look amazing. I am 42, was 200lbs at 5'7, waist size, 42, then got serious about working out, changing eating habits (do not call it a diet, since diets do not work) and now I am at 178 lbs, with a waistline of 34, I would love to get to a size 30. Hang in there, but you have nothing to complain. Also, what core workout are you doing?
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    Feb 09, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said especially for a guy who...

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    Feb 09, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    Diet, diet, diet. Oh, and try P90X's AbRipper X! Did wonders to make my abs more defined!
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  • Ironman4U

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    Feb 09, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Mix up what you're doing with intensity. Just going through the motions with weights or cardio is not the answer. Doing so with supersets, intense workouts, interval training (HIIT), etc., along with diet will get you what you want.

    Anyone that says it can't be done at your age is wrong. My core workout is in my profile if you're interested.
  • Warmnsalty

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    Feb 09, 2011 12:14 PM GMT
    thanks men, I have to admit I'm a creature of habit and don't change up my routine much - I'll give that a try + the carrots and vomitting thing icon_lol.gif
    maybe not that extreme - I eat pretty clean, cheat with chips and wings once a week or so not to mention the occational martini - those olives must be fattening icon_wink.gif Untimately comes down to how bad to do I want a 6 pack
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    Feb 09, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    45 minute spinning 3 days a week or elliptical. stay away from white sugar, flour (basically cookies, candies, crackers) and do your workouts.. and incorporate core - ab exercises. Eat 5 to 6 small meals to keep metab going and burn.