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  • sunandmoon

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    Feb 03, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    and understood
  • He_Man

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    Feb 03, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Bottled123 saidWorkout and burn near 500 calories nightly, should i see my body fat % go down? I'm 5'10 140lbs and hoping to get nice abs like a lot of people on here seem to be. Do I also want to add some crunches and hill climbers in if most of the calories I am burning are from running? Thanks in advance!


    Wow! Well, if you want to achieve this look, then you're on your way:

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    Really, you have got to feed your muscles, or you are going to eat up all your muscle mass and look horrible. You won't have any abs to see at all if you eat this little, especially if you want those hot, sexy and shredded abs that you're talking about.

    Eat to feed your muscles and you'll see results. Don't starve yourself.
  • sunandmoon

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    Feb 03, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    What would be a good # of daily calories in that case?
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    I would say at least 2000 calories plus. Your rest calorie consumption would be around 1600-2000 as it is.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    at 5'10" and 140 lbs I don't think body fat is an issue - SINCE YOU ARE DEVOID OF ANY PICS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL FOR SURE.

    The kind of structure you are probably hoping for requires not only reasonably low body fat but MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT.

    As I have said before - abs are muscles just like pecs and biceps. If you wanna see 'em ya gotta grow 'em. Starvation and hyper cardio won't do that.

    Personally, I would say to forget about counting calories. That is for chix and it rarely works for them. Eat good quality food and develop a good core routine that you stick with and take it from there. If you are working out regularly and eating real, clean food you won't have to worry about calorie-counting and will see results. You should also never go hungry - you WILL fail that way.

    Good luck and keep us posted - with pics!!!!!!

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  • zenmonkie

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    Bottled123 saidWorkout and burn near 500 calories nightly, should i see my body fat % go down? I'm 5'10 140lbs and hoping to get nice abs like a lot of people on here seem to be. Do I also want to add some crunches and hill climbers in if most of the calories I am burning are from running? Thanks in advance!


    I actually have a similiar approach, 4 nights a week on the machines, burning anywhere from 300 to 500 on the tread, and it works for me. I usually switch off between the machines and the tread. At the same time I usually don't eat more than 1600 a day, which includes body fortress whey, and I'm only 5'7.

    If you want abs try 300 crunches or similar core exercise every day. Not an expert but that works for me.
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    People who eat more have higher metabolisms. Eat often, healthy, small amounts.
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidPeople who eat more have higher metabolisms. Eat often, healthy, small amounts.


    This, cause you're the man, Mickey!

    You're so fine; you blow my mind!
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    Feb 03, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
    1500?.....dude you're starving yourself to death!
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    Feb 03, 2012 7:51 AM GMT
    I make it a point to burn out at least 1000 calories each time I work out. I keep my calorie intake at 1600 a day.You have to at the end of the week end up a a negative amoritization via caloric intake and thoes burned while working out if you want to see results like that. Also, up your protien intake. what you are doing isn't going to help much as men have a harder time losing weight in their midsection. Make sure keep your protein up so that you don't end up burning up muscle mass or hurting any organs. Drop out sugars and simple crabohydrates.
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    Feb 03, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
    Bottled123 saidWorkout and burn near 500 calories nightly, should i see my body fat % go down? I'm 5'10 140lbs and hoping to get nice abs like a lot of people on here seem to be. Do I also want to add some crunches and hill climbers in if most of the calories I am burning are from running? Thanks in advance!



    You need to look at what you are eating more than eating less. If you are trying to drop bodyfat you still need to take in plenty of protein and fat, even if you reduce the carbs.
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    Feb 03, 2012 8:29 AM GMT
    Lauren Conrad? Is that you?
    no but seriously - you need to eat more. I eat at least 3,500 calories a day. If you want abs you should build muscle.
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    Feb 03, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    Not everything on your torso is fat either... You retain water there if your diet is too hi in salt... A very common ingredient in prepackaged and fast food. Quality of food, not number of calories... Make sure you are eating enough fresh stuff, avoid fast food drink lots.
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    Feb 03, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    I don't think you need to lose any more weight if you weigh 5'10'' 140 lbs.
  • sunandmoon

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    Feb 03, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the help guys! Glad I learned the stupidity of my idea before I started following through with it. So if I drop fast food/bad food all together aswell as consuming excessive amounts of sugar, and replace those with fresh foods and more protien then I should start seeing results. In essence its not how much I eat but WHAT I eat? '