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    Mar 14, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    Hi there everybody, I had a couple of fitness and nutrition questions and didn`t want to get flamed for creating a whole lotta threads at one go, so I bunched `em up together.

    I`m turning 22 in May and at 194cm [6ft4 and a half? icon_neutral.gif], I weigh around 80kgs [176 pounds].

    My diet is alot of stir fried vegetables[okra, brinjal, carrots, cauliflower, beans,rajma, etc- potatoes and white sparingly(maybe once or twice in a month)] with very little oil, red rice, chapatis[wheat flour thing that`s quite the staple here in India], not enough fruit, atleast one meat centred dish a day, and lots of eggs, tuna and coffee.

    Here we go.

    1] Problem one is that I dieted/cardio-ed most of my way down from 238 pounds 3 years ago and I have NO ab definition! I`ve been taking ballet since Jan last year and while there has been SOME improvement, I definitely want to see abs and get rid of these horrid love handles and lower back fat that just won`t drop [Ugh].

    So I`ve started weight training 5 days a week- half an hour of weights and half an hour of cardio followed by 15 minutes of stretching [in that order]. There are tonnes of exercises that do target abs, but could you suggest a couple that would work my obliques without my mid section getting too block-ey?

    I need to maintain proportion if I want to perform professionally in a couple of years and wide shoulders/small waist is the ballet norm. My instructors don`t think I should bulk up at all, even though I feel a little thin sometimes.

    2] How much protein should I be shooting for in a day? I`m not exactly looking to build more muscle but want to preserve what little I do have whilst losing fat. 180g a day seems way too much to get in...

    3] Should I be taking vitamin supplements considering I`m looking to lower my weight further than it already is? Right now I just pop in a biotin everyday so I don`t go bald, lol.

    Thanks and sorry for the information over load.

    Ps: Oh and in addition to the gym, I take 5 hours of dance every week.
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    Mar 14, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
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    Mar 15, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    I feel like your carb to protein ratio might be off, i am assuming you have some loose skin left after that rapid weight loss? i would taper off the carb to minimal or zero at all account and increase protein for about 3-4 weeks and then see where you stand, and if its a huge loose skin problem, i would seek a doctor's advice, but at the same time i am somewhat hopeful that with your young age, that the skin will eventually retract, since its elasticity is still young and capable of regrouping. hope this helps
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    Get rid of the wheat. It is poison and will kill you.

    Keep dancing. Also, do a lot of cable work and/or stretching and "core" exercises to tighten up your midsection. Build from there.
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    If you need help, hire it.

    I'm available for $250/hr. icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf you need help, hire it.

    I'm available for $250/hr. icon_cool.gif


    However, has he mentioned pro bono groping?
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidIf you need help, hire it.

    I'm available for $250/hr. icon_cool.gif


    However, has he mentioned pro bono groping?
    Have you seen his pictures?

    I think $250/hr is a discount to grope such a hideous physique.
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    Mar 15, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    Agamemnon saidI feel like your carb to protein ratio might be off, i am assuming you have some loose skin left after that rapid weight loss? i would taper off the carb to minimal or zero at all account and increase protein for about 3-4 weeks and then see where you stand, and if its a huge loose skin problem, i would seek a doctor's advice, but at the same time i am somewhat hopeful that with your young age, that the skin will eventually retract, since its elasticity is still young and capable of regrouping. hope this helps


    Thanks for the response! Now that I think about it, it maybe mostly loose skin and the fact that my hip bones are wider because of my height, and not just fat alone. I`ll see if working out consistently for the next year or two yields any results. Oh and more protein!
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    Mar 15, 2013 6:48 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidGet rid of the wheat. It is poison and will kill you.

    Keep dancing. Also, do a lot of cable work and/or stretching and "core" exercises to tighten up your midsection. Build from there.


    Thank you! icon_smile.gif That`s exactly what I`ll do.

    Well apart from the wheat abstinence. WHY is it so bad? There are tons of people with great bodies that do eat it regularly. I`ve cut down on sugar alot because it tends to make me breakout (ance). Where else can I get my carbs from?
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    Mar 15, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    turbobilly said
    paulflexes saidIf you need help, hire it.

    I'm available for $250/hr. icon_cool.gif


    However, has he mentioned pro bono groping?
    Have you seen his pictures?

    I think $250/hr is a discount to grope such a hideous physique.


    Oh really? icon_cool.gif

    Well a mug like yours wouldn`t even warrant a touch with a foot long pole from me either, so we`re both good to go I guess [separately ofcourse].

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