Belly Fat

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    Oct 01, 2008 5:58 AM GMT
    Ok, so I am in Halifax, NS, from Greenville, MI, and I have put a little more effort into my workout. icon_razz.gif I have already dropped from 313 lbs to 192 lbs. I still have a about 15 - 20 lbs or 2 - 3 inches of belly fat to lose. I am having a hell of a time. I am running on the treadmill. Jogging and walking a lot with my boyfriend and his brother. Crunches and sit ups. What else can I do? I have changed my diet and do all these things but the last little bit just will not go. Any suggestions or help?
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    Oct 01, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    Have you tride cable side twists? How about high and low wood chops?
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    Oct 01, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Keep in mind on top of the exercises there's the eating factor to take in consideration....
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    Oct 01, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    ...and if you have any high stress, learn to relax.
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    Oct 01, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    DruJA05 saidOk, so I am in Halifax, NS, from Greenville, MI, and I have put a little more effort into my workout. icon_razz.gif I have already dropped from 313 lbs to 192 lbs. I still have a about 15 - 20 lbs or 2 - 3 inches of belly fat to lose. I am having a hell of a time. I am running on the treadmill. Jogging and walking a lot with my boyfriend and his brother. Crunches and sit ups. What else can I do? I have changed my diet and do all these things but the last little bit just will not go. Any suggestions or help?


    Well first of all.. WAY TO FUCKING GO on your current loss. Three key ingredients to meet your goals. 1. Really pay attention to your diet. Make sure there isn't something there that you can adjust. You want to make sure every meal is rationed out properly in equal portions. A fist size for each being Protein, Complex Carbs and Veggies. Mini meals of a protein shake or bar with some raisins is great as a snack. 2. You already know in order to be a fat burning machine you have to speed up your metabolic rate. You can do a billion crunch's and unless you adjust your diet and raise that rate it will be impossible to get rid of that belly. Don't ever forget our body adjust very quickly to routine. We need to challenge it constantly with something different when we are cutting. Jog on treadmill one morning. The next try some windsprints. Really challenge your body. The same with lifting. I do one week light wts more reps. The next week heavy wts less reps. 3. Please be patient. The best results really are those that come long term. Good luck and again great job on what you've accomplished so far.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 01, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    You've obviously made tremendous progress. That's some weight loss! I'd just keep it up. I agree that it comes down to burning more calories than you're taking in. Try to eat healthy without depriving yourself. (If you've dropped that much weight, I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know.). You may want to up the protein you eat and lower carbs and sugars, etc. if you can.

    Spending more time doing cardio during your workouts would get you there faster. But, many will tell you getting the waist slimmer is the hardest thing.
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    Oct 01, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    CONGRATULATIONS

    You are an amazing inspiration with the progress you have made. Bravo.

    That being said, many people have touched up on the diet part. I will reiterate that. It is hard, but try to stay away from processed and re-re-reprocess sugars, those are a killer. Also, and I know this isn't what you want to hear, but you might want to start chalking it up to genes. I do not have the best stomach at all, I never will have that washboard, drool-tastic ab-plate like other men on this site just because of my genes icon_sad.gif

    Nevertheless, re-evaluate to time spent on cardio, target certain abdominal muscles through aforementioned exercises, and watch that diet.

    And just a friendly reminder. Crunches and sit-ups are mainly for maintenance as they will never do anything but "tone" your abs. To "rip" your abs, you will want to add weight resistance.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 01, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    Way to go my man ...that's an awesome weight loss

    The last few lbs and the excess skin is going to take a while
    You might want to hit the weights a bit more this will increase the metabolism for you
    muscle per weight burns more cals than fat
    work on the core muscles.. back .. abs and thighs

    you should see a difference
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    I am having the same problem... although my weight loss has not been as spectacular (75 to 65 kgs) it seems like i have nice defined muscles all over my body EXCEPT my belly. I swear to God if one more trainer promises me "in 6 months that'll be gone" I'll wring their bloody neck! It's been three years!