lovehandles

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    Aug 20, 2007 11:02 PM GMT
    hey i need help i am trying to lose weight and doing damn good job but i can not lose those lovehandles or side tire whatever u want to call it give me a hand guys if u want hit me up at bledboi@yahoo.com
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    Aug 21, 2007 12:45 AM GMT
    they are likely genetic. at least that's what I have to go with. And if you were to take a sample of equally lean guys, half would have that little extra curve near the top of the briefs, and the other half are underwear models.
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    Aug 21, 2007 3:13 AM GMT
    Well, if we could "spot" reduce fat without having surgery I'd luv to know how. haha

    I've had the same problem...

    The only thing that made a difference for me was switching over to a low carb/high protein diet. There are a lot of variations out there... The abs diet, the adkins diet, etc... but they're all pretty much the same. Read the pros and the cons about them and figure out a sensible plan based on your own research.

    For example, on Adkins you can eat all the fatty stuff you want... but I didn't embrace that part. I did the low carb/high protein part, but went easy on the fat intake.

    Some people also refer to it as the "chicken and broccoli" diet, because that pretty much sums up what you can eat. haha

    In anycase, my trainer recommended the diet, I researched it and went on it (hated the adjustment and the ketosis), but got used to it and it worked.

    However, I would not LIVE on that diet. haha If you try it you'll understand why I say that. But the point is that it can get you to where you want to be, then you can develop a more "normal" diet that lets you maintain.

    Adkins gives you a great example on how to "normalize" and "maintain" in the last stages because it has you gradually increase your carbs after you reach your target body-fat percentage.

    But it all depends on how far you want to go with it... I'd be happy to share more details if you're interested.

    Oh, and be sure to take those multi-vitamins if you do a low carb/high protein.
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    Aug 21, 2007 3:37 AM GMT
    I would have to agree with the genetics comment. I don't have a lot of bodyfat, but I still got a little love handle action goin on. I don't think they would go away unless I had a body fat percentage in the single digits, so I learned to embrace them.

    Besides... there's a reason why they're called love handles haha.

    My only other suggestion would be lower body exercises and core exercises like side bridges.

    Best of luck!
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 21, 2007 4:18 AM GMT
    Well, I can used some good advise in that department.
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    Aug 21, 2007 11:34 AM GMT
    Everyone is going to tell you this...you can't spot reduce fat. Regular exercise and a proper diet is the only way you are going to reduce overall fat, unless you opt for cosmetic surgery.

  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 22, 2007 5:06 PM GMT
    I agree with Joe- You can def reduce and eliminate love handles with cardio and more importantly proper diet!!! Good -Luck get some pics keep us posted. mike
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    Sep 04, 2007 11:37 AM GMT
    diet and resistance training

    get your diet lower in calories and let that burn the fat, use well structured weights routines to retain the muscle and you'll be on the right path.

    Hit me up so I know your current body stats and size and I will send you a routine best suited. How experience are you in the gym? ie do you use free weights or just machines? Not that either are a problem as they both have their place.

    Love handles are not a genetic issue per se, men have a propensity to store fat their women its the thighs, it doesnt mean its not reversible in the slightest it just means you have over indulged and now its time to pay the price :-)