Losing a little body fat .......

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    Apr 12, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    I usually workout 2-3 hrs a day besides from 1.5 cardio a day. I am kind of content on my size as far as muscle mass. My main focus now is losing a little body fat - stomach and lower back areas. I usually do crunches in between sets of lifting. I can see my abs and most of my lower back is forming a "V" shape. Thought maybe there is extra help in a supplement and/or any exercises that focus more on the major muscles of the lower back/abs that I may be missing. For now ,I just do standard crunches on a rocker type equipment and some Ob Tilts with weights. My gym is kinda small and the machines are mostly for arms/chest/shoulders. They do have plenty of FW's . So anyone know of a supplement for losing small amounts of body fat (maybe 15lbs) or any exercises that mainly focus on stomach / lower back.

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    Age : 32
    Height : 5'11
    Weight : 196lbs
    Supplements I have been taking : Whey Protein Powder (which im out of) and pre-workout energy powder.

    Any suggestions ???

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    Apr 12, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    You do 1.5 hrs of cardio a day and still have trouble losing body fat? Sounds to me like the problem is nutritional. What is your diet like? Just a simple observation, there will be people who can offer more advice on this specific area.
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    Make sure you're not confusing fat with excess skin.
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 12, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    iBake saidYou do 1.5 hrs of cardio a day and still have trouble losing body fat? Sounds to me like the problem is nutritional. What is your diet like? Just a simple observation, there will be people who can offer more advice on this specific area.


    I agree, look at your diet. I used to be of the mindset that I'll just throw more cardio at the problem. Once I started focusing on my diet I saw more changes quickly.

    1.5 hours of cardio doesn't mean anything. My spin instructor teaches 4-5 classes a week and I'm surprised at how much body fat he's got, which leads me to believe it's all about diet.
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    CuriousOne saidMake sure you're not confusing fat with excess skin.


    I read the things you guys said , thanks . I would have to listen to this guy (Curious) only cause he seems to be more my profile/body type. I mean if someone was to be a weightlifter compared to a running athlete the adaptation would be different (General Adaptation Syndrome). I do have a good eating habit/diet. This is more of extra skin maybe even 5lbs of fat. I will look into the extra skin thing. When i am standing (anatomical neutral) my abs/ lower body seems to be good , I'm content. When I sit or happen to have an off day , it looks like I lost what I was working out for , which is the whole body as a whole . I was wondering if anyone would know more of what I was talking about . Which Curious may have a point in which I may have overlooked. Still unsure about what needs to be done lol . I mean I can do cardio for 5 hrs a day and I am sure my legs and thighs would be killing me and have minimum results to my stomach (if that made sense). What I am more looking into or wondering is should I do other types of exercises to focus more on the areas I am concerned about or should I take some kind of supplement to avoid the off days where the extra skin or little amount of fat is there. Was more of a question for someone who is or may have had a problem with those areas to suggest what to do .
    Sorry if I am confusing, but this problem seems to happen every now and again .
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    Core exercises only strengthen, not tone per se. Cardio and diet are what is going to get you to drop those pounds, and a readjustment when you hit a plateau is going to help you a lot more from there.

    Although if you send me a picture of you naked, that might help me give you a better answer. icon_wink.gif
  • MCVA

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    Apr 13, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    My favorite adage concerning physique is "Abs are made in the kitchen" icon_idea.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidCore exercises only strengthen, not tone per se. Cardio and diet are what is going to get you to drop those pounds, and a readjustment when you hit a plateau is going to help you a lot more from there.

    Although if you send me a picture of you naked, that might help me give you a better answer. icon_wink.gif


    Thanks , that does make sense.
    Although sending you a naked pic is not going to happen. I'll stick with the opinion you had and go with that icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    CuriousOne saidMake sure you're not confusing fat with excess skin.


    ahhh, so thats my problem...im not FAT, i just have excess skin.... lol
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    Do you do any high intensity cardio training?

    I recently started doing a lot of high intensity training in my routine this past month and and it is helping me trim down my body fat slowly especially the lower abs. I also change my diet up a bit too. I'm starting to cut back on the carbs from my usually diet.
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    Apr 13, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    I do have an intense cardio routine , I run to my gym and back (about an hr) then while at the gym I do high intensity setting , for about an hr , sometimes 30 mins depending on if some asshole is next to me breathing on me lol. But yeah , I might do more of the cardio and just ignore the idiots around me . I do have a thing about ppl staring or close up on me . That def kills some of my reps/sets.
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    Apr 16, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    Cologne84 saidMy favorite adage concerning physique is "Abs are made in the kitchen" icon_idea.gif
    ...or the operating table.
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    Apr 23, 2012 11:08 AM GMT
    This may be slightly off-topic - but I wonder if there would be a way for the RJ admin - to add a workout plan that includes HIIT. I have been hearing a lot about it and tried it for a brief bit on my own, but I wouldn't mind finding something more structured to help me get started.

    I don't do well with high impact, but I can handle the high intensity now. I alternated kettle swings and jumping jacks (1/2 low impact and 1/2 high). However, I think I might be building up enough stamina to do something better.

  • Crispin

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    Jul 28, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    Dear you must try green tea and avoid sugar .
    Fatty and oily foods are the main cause of overweight so you must stop eating them. Eat vegetables and fruits Take exercise daily
    you will feel the difference .


    Tacoma fitness trainer
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:46 AM GMT
    Crispin saidDear you must try green tea and avoid sugar .
    Fatty and oily foods are the main cause of overweight so you must stop eating them. Eat vegetables and fruits Take exercise daily
    you will feel the difference .


    why green tea?
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    Jul 28, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    15 lbs is not a small amount. and at the rate you are training you must be eating a shit load of calories, i train 2.5 hr a day and need 3800 cals to bulk, 2900 to cut pretty quick and 2500 to drop fast!!

    abd are made in the kitchen mate not in a bottle.

    to summarise

    EAT LESS