Need some advice...

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    Hello Boys...
    Here is my question...and yes I know there are probably other posts about this, but I'm asking again...

    I have been working out about a year. I'm a smaller framed guy, have a hard time gaining, in the same token I have this weird upper body frame...I have a belly and a flabby/droopy chest. When I lift hard my arms, legs, back are great...but the chest/belly.....odd

    any thoughts?


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    Do you think this is just an excess body fat problem that you need to take care of with a change in your diet? Are you pecs and abds under there growing?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    Not sure Caslon? I actually changed my diet drastically as per a trainer, I eat very clean, no garbage..I actually probably don't eat as much as I should.

    I do think they are growing but the hard part is that someone told me that if I have fat on top that lifting will only push the fat out more, But at 143# there is not a lot to lose.


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    ah, you have a trainer. What has he said?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    Well he tells me to work harder....lol...but as much as I pay he will say anything that I want to hear...I need to not workout with a trainer anymore...but thats another topic...

    But he says that he can tell my body is holding on to the fat that I do have because Im not eating enough...

    who knows
  • UncleverName

    Posts: 741

    Jun 10, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    If you think your trainer sucks, and will tell you whatever you want to hear, drop him like a bad habit.

    If he seems to know what he's talking about though, and you're seeing results by doing what he says, then do what he says and eat more icon_smile.gif

    In order to lose my belly fat, I had to do tons more work. This took off so much energy though that in order to put on muscle, I had to eat more. Muscle burns fat, so you need to eat enough that your body can put on muscle properly, and then the muscle will help you take off fat.

    Hope some of that helps.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    Unclever-
    Thanks for the advice...I am going to try to add more food in...I guess I need less excuses and more actually lifting....I will get there..

    Thanks again!
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    Jun 10, 2008 10:44 AM GMT
    I don't wanna be sarcastic
    ... but the Pity train just rolled in

    Come on my man...
    if you're unhappy with the way things are going
    there's one of two things that are happening
    either you're jumping the gun and you're expecting results too fast or
    you need to hit this from a new angle and with more gusto

    how long you been working with this trainer and have you seen any results at all so far?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 10, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Read this book. Then you will understand HOW the body works and can make better decisions on what to do for yourself. It is a very easy and quick read.

    youonadiet.jpg