Targeting lower stomach

  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 20, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    It's a little ironic that I find myself in the "losing weight" forums when all I really want to do is gain, however I'm having trouble loosing a small amount of fat that just won't seem to go away. I'm specifically talking about the lower stomach/belly button area. I really don't know how to target this little "pouch" of fat. It adds a bit of awkwardness to my side profile. I have a much flatter upper stomach/ ab area, but it's offset by the fatty lower part. Anyways if anyone could offer advice I'd appreciate it.

    Hope I didn't confuse anyone as to what I'm talkin about.icon_biggrin.gif

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    Mar 21, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    Can't spot reduce fat unless you have surgery. The only solution is a diet structure for overall weight loss but even then you don't have control of where the fat will come off.
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    It is possible to reduce small pockets with cryogenic therapeutic techniques, which are non-surgical and gradual. Fat cells will die off from the cold.

    You can do this at home as well, although the results will reportedly take longer. You must also be careful not to give yourself frostbite. Dave has been doing this for a while, and it's helping some of his problem pockets. I'm starting in tonight on some of mine. icon_smile.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 21, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Well that is a little discouraging. Such a problem spot. Oh well, really can't afford to loose weight as of now.

    @Intensity: Haha please keep me informed of the prgress icon_biggrin.gif. I'd be willing to try your techniques if you notice something significant.
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    intensity69 saidIt is possible to reduce small pockets with cryogenic therapeutic techniques, which are non-surgical and gradual. Fat cells will die off from the cold.



    I'm pretty certain the entire fitness, health, sports athletic and nutrition industries have dismissed any theory of topical ice application for fat loss. Fat storage is not an inflammatory response from the body. Suggesting fat cells will "die" from the cold is suggesting you'd need to apply ice that would somehow bypass from creating cellular necrosis of the skin which lies on top of it.
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    cut carbs, do cardio, hanging pike, weighted abs crunch. it'll gone when you eat properly + sufficient exercise. mine was gone after 3 month of hard working.

    There is NO short cut when it comes to abs.
  • laxdude25

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    Mar 21, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    I'd go with torontoblue's advice, tailored to what fits best to your current program.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    Look into a non-invasive procedure call "Coolsculpting" by Zeltiq. It's FDA approved and is gaining popularity.
  • metta

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    Mar 21, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    ^
    I wonder if there is something like that for people that want to get rid of a little fat but don't have a bulge. It would be great to find an affordable non-surgical safe solution.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    I wonder if there is something like that for people that want to get rid of a little fat but don't have a bulge. It would be great to find an affordable non-surgical safe solution.


    If you find it get ready to become a billionaire.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    I wonder if there is something like that for people that want to get rid of a little fat but don't have a bulge. It would be great to find an affordable non-surgical safe solution.


    All surgeries are destructive, avoid them by all means. If you are healthy, physically capable, and not lazy, go natural, it's cheaper, its safter, it's better!

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    Mar 21, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    Work lower abs and do ab planks. This will help the muscles in that lower area and the muscles deeper in the abdomen so it'll be easier to suck in your gut, so to speak. It won't remove the fat pockets from this particular area, but it will help with overall aesthetics.
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    intensity69 saidIt is possible to reduce small pockets with cryogenic therapeutic techniques, which are non-surgical and gradual. Fat cells will die off from the cold.



    I'm pretty certain the entire fitness, health, sports athletic and nutrition industries have dismissed any theory of topical ice application for fat loss. Fat storage is not an inflammatory response from the body. Suggesting fat cells will "die" from the cold is suggesting you'd need to apply ice that would somehow bypass from creating cellular necrosis of the skin which lies on top of it.


    Lol. You sure you not an MD by any chance?
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    Durbdoc said
    Ariodante said
    intensity69 saidIt is possible to reduce small pockets with cryogenic therapeutic techniques, which are non-surgical and gradual. Fat cells will die off from the cold.



    I'm pretty certain the entire fitness, health, sports athletic and nutrition industries have dismissed any theory of topical ice application for fat loss. Fat storage is not an inflammatory response from the body. Suggesting fat cells will "die" from the cold is suggesting you'd need to apply ice that would somehow bypass from creating cellular necrosis of the skin which lies on top of it.


    Lol. You sure you not an MD by any chance?


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    Mar 21, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    The Paleo diet will target unnatural fat.
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    Mar 25, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    The idea that targeted exercise will eliminate spots of fat is a myth. All it'll do is help your muscles poke through the fat that's there.

    The liver converts triglycerides (fat stores) into glycogen (water weight) when you've built a deficit of glycogen. This can happen either through exercise or a low-calorie diet.

    What that means is that the body takes fat from all over the place when you're losing weight. It doesn't matter whether or not a specific area has been exercised. When the body faces a glycogen shortage, triglycerides are shuttled to the liver through the blood, then shuttled out to the muscles for later use.

    In men, hormones dictate that the belly is the quickest place triglycerides are deposited, and the slowest place they're drawn from. (in women, incidentally, it's the hips) That means you have to get your body fat percentage down if you want to get rid of the last of your belly fat. Most people lose that last little bit at around 5-7% body fat.

    So if you want to lose it, you just need to go through a general cutting phase and shed a couple of pounds. Try spreading about 1,500 calories out through the day, coupled with MODERATE exercise (strenuous exercise will make it very difficult not to eat). You should be able to drop 2-3 lbs. a week and get rid of that last bit of fat in less than a month.

    Hope this helps!