Abs and butt

  • rbt25

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    Jun 12, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    Hey guys...I need a piece of advice.

    1) In the last years I´ve lost some weight. But I still have loose skin. Can you give me some good exercises to get rid of the extra skin?

    2) can you also recommend me something to get a nice butt? It was gone in the losing weight process.

    Thanks
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    Jun 12, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    while i dont know how to help with the extra skin, squats and lungs can help you reclaim the butt you've lost
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    Jun 12, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    defintely squats, lunges, kickbacks (dancerjack...I think that is his name...posted a routine that actually makes your arse burn like hell) and even add in some straight leg deadlifts (AKA Romanian deadlifts).

    Be sure to check this out, but I have heard that the wider your squat stance, the more you target your glutes. Obviously you can't have your stance too wide.

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    Jun 12, 2008 6:08 AM GMT
    Your skin will shrink over time. Impatient? Surgery.

    What the others said about your ass. Arnold says lunges are best for your ass, and I believe him...wish I could show you mine.
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    Jun 12, 2008 6:11 AM GMT
    Uphill running is great for the ass.
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    Jun 12, 2008 6:16 AM GMT
    Scissors.
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    Jun 12, 2008 6:18 AM GMT
    I actually had a similar problem when I lost 40 lbs., recently, but I've gained back 20 lbs., so the point is now moot. ;)

    Seriously, I was frustrated that I lost too much muscle mass at the same time my body fat percentage was dropping, so I decided to focus on building lean mass. I'm eating a lot more lean protein, now, which seems to help. For the time being, while I build up my core strength, I'm OK with having a belly. That said, I'm also doing a LOT more ab work, which seems to help.

    Regarding the butt, I actually just met with a trainer, yesterday, to help me come up with a better routine for butt, shoulders and outer biceps. For glutes, he stressed the need to do bench step-ups, lunges and squats to increase glute size. He recommended doing this "big muscle group" one day, and then 48 hours later, doing another more traditional "small muscle group" leg workout (extensions, curls, presses, etc.).

    Regarding stance, he did say that it was important, but he said that the angle is actually the most important factor. He said you shouldn't go too much beyond 90 degrees or the quads tend to take on more of the load, thus reducing the glute benefit.

    Best of luck. I'd love to compare notes in a month or two.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 12, 2008 10:49 AM GMT
    How much weight did you loose?
    If it's a lot then it's going to be a while before the skin will shrink back enough to make a difference
    You're 24 so your skin should still have enough elasticity
    if you were 40 or so probably not
    words on getting a nice butt
    Cardio... biking, running, stairs
    Lunges, squats
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    Jun 12, 2008 3:25 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYour skin will shrink over time. Impatient? Surgery.

    What the others said about your ass. Arnold says lunges are best for your ass, and I believe him...wish I could show you mine.


    I've only seen it in gym shorts, but I would do what he says icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 12, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    Run, Forest, run!
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    Jun 12, 2008 3:30 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYour skin will shrink over time. Impatient? Surgery.

    What the others said about your ass. Arnold says lunges are best for your ass, and I believe him...wish I could show you mine.


    you can send me a photo
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    Jun 12, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said...wish I could show you mine.


    We ALL wish you could show us yours.

    ;)