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    May 05, 2008 7:29 PM GMT


    So here is the case : I'm a hard gainer, but lately I noticed that there is a thin layer of fat in my belly .. I want to lose it before it gets worse (and it always does !)

    Simlply: how can I lose this fat without losing muscle?

    -I tried to do some crunches in the morning before breakfast but i'm not sure about it ..

    help!
  • MattyC0709

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    May 05, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    I guess it has more to do with including a good amount of cardio and watching your diet. Hope someone posts something more detailed than this, coz I'm going through somewhat the same problem, but it thicker! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • UncleverName

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    May 05, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    First off, unless your pictures are from over a year ago, you don't have any fat on you. It may look like it because of the curve of your adonis belt, but I don't think reducing fat will help that. From your posted pictures, you definitely don't need to lose any fat.

    At this point, for you, I'd focus way more on putting on muscle, and not worry about the fat. Eat healthy, but make sure to eat enough, otherwise you will not be able to put any muscle on. If you are a hard gainer, you might want to stay away from cardio altogether. And considering that you're only 19, you probably don't need to worry too much about fat at this point. Do intense weight sessions, with full body exercises if you can, and eat a lot. If you work out intense enough, you will most likely lose fat and put on lean muscle, all while eating tons.

    Not that you asked either, but the same is probably true for you Muttskins (although from your blog, I mean profile, it sounds like you're making some nice gains as it is icon_smile.gif ).

    Good luck.
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    May 06, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    I am going through the same thing myself. As much as I hate to admit it but I have to now check my calorie intake ( gasp!) I always relied on bigger meals in the morning and afternoon and light at night. And no pasta or starches at all in the dinner time. Not sure if it helps but I'm going for it. icon_confused.gif
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    May 06, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    GHoSTa saidI tried to do some crunches in the morning before breakfast but i'm not sure about it


    For starters, you can't spot reduce fat.
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    May 06, 2008 7:11 PM GMT

    I know that to gain muscle is my biggest issue right now ... but the belly fat is my biggest nightmare ..
    all my family members were skinny when were young but now they all have bellys icon_eek.gif ..
    I just thought that the best way is to solve the problem when it's still in the beggining..
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    May 08, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    Maybe it is not really the body fat but the overall contour of your abdomen that is bothering you. Can you pinch fat off that body of yours? Looks like you are probably looking at it as fat but you do need something to keep your internal furnace going
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    May 08, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    What belly fat?

    Am I going crazy?

    If you are worried about the future. Just be responsible and eat right.
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    May 08, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    No, the people around you are taking crazy pills.

    I can see ribs in your pictures. Coming from a 4% former athlete background, I understand, even 8% seems high. Getting back to seeing ribs, I would present that as exibit A that you do not need to lose any fat.

    danielryan saidWhat belly fat?

    Am I going crazy?

    If you are worried about the future. Just be responsible and eat right.
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    May 11, 2008 12:45 PM GMT

    eat right ... it'll never reduce the fat if my aim is to gain weight .. maybe to reduce the fat gaining icon_neutral.gif ..
    I guess I have an obssession .. but I just hate fat .. anywhere
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    May 11, 2008 12:51 PM GMT
    If you monitor your intake and work the muscles hard you will lose the fat and not the muscle.

    if however you do as has been suggested and cut the food back and add cardio then eventualy your muscle will start to decrease. Muscle needs continual progressive stimulation even more so when you are on a deficit diet.

    Also up your hydration as I see some fat but its probably mostly retained water.

    Unless you have that diet and training spot on its inevitable you will add fat, so at the end of the day if yuo want it bad enough you need to crunch the numbers or use a system that works for you