Can't seem to lose the lower belly pooch!

  • capitalcities

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    Jun 14, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    Guys, I have a problem. I eat ridiculously healthy, I work out 4x/wk, I switch up my routine, I've cut down on my excessive cardio, I do lots of ab and lower stomach work, and yet I can't seem to get rid of this lower belly pouch! Any suggestions? I've tried many things but am willing to do whatever it takes. Thanks guys! And be easy, no need for dickhead comments.icon_smile.gif
  • Varanus

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    Jun 14, 2013 6:22 AM GMT
    Redefine your diet and change up your workout routine until you find what works best for you.
    Abdominals are built in the kitchen hands down, so once you get your diet in order everything else will just come along perfectly.
    So maybe a trip to a dietician will be in order to really adjust and figure out where your going wrong.
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    Jun 14, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    Sounds like a plan. To be honest, I couldn't have a more perfect diet. However, I may be missing something vital, so it couldn't hurt. Thanks brother!
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    This is where anorexia kicks in.
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    capitalcities saidGuys, I have a problem. I eat ridiculously healthy, I work out 4x/wk, I switch up my routine, I've cut down on my excessive cardio, I do lots of ab and lower stomach work, and yet I can't seem to get rid of this lower belly pouch! Any suggestions? I've tried many things but am willing to do whatever it takes. Thanks guys! And be easy, no need for dickhead comments.icon_smile.gif



    Are you eating grains (gluten) and milk products ?
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    Jun 15, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    Varanus saidAbdominals are built in the kitchen.

    Yeah if you're doing upside down situps on the kitchen counter and leg-pressing the refrigerator.
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    Jun 15, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    I have that same lower look on me as well. I heard its a "adontis belt" of some type, its more or less genetic with certain body types. I can probably change mt diet as well. I have a habit of eating/ drinking 2% milk and Nesquick drink mix, sweet tea with real sugar, pasta, rice, Ice cream, etc. But my weight hardly ever goes over 155. Lowest It got was 145 when i was upset and stressed when i lost my job back in jan. It only took a couple days to get that way. I was only eating cerial and yogurt and not much else. I saw a big differance in my abs. I wish i knew exactly which foods to avoid.
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    Jun 15, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    Varanus saidAbdominals are built in the kitchen.

    Yeah if you're doing upside down situps on the kitchen counter and leg-pressing the refrigerator.


    Lolz. Neither of which would effectively isolate the abs.

    But no, abs really are "built in the kitchen", that is, by wise eating choices that eliminate wheat and refined sugars.

    They are also made by doing moderately heavy Squats to parallel (thighs parallel to floor) and Deadlifts (1.5x body weight for 3-5 sets of 10 reps)

    Abs are an integral part of you core, and these two exercises will go a long way toward killing the pooch, along with eating right and getting enough rest.

    There are other factors that go into it such as hormone balance, insulin and cortisol levels that seem to particularly affect belly fat.

    Google "LeanGains.com" and "intermittent fasting" - good stuff.
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    Jun 15, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    wyrln saidThis is where anorexia kicks in.

    I just died laughing.

    I'm dead now.

    BTW, try leg lifts, I'm not sure how to describe it but its always worked for me since Day 1. Try lifting to 50, then hold one lift for 10 seconds, lift to 25 and hold for another 10 seconds.
    Rinse and repeat.

    Hope it helps. =]
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    capitalcities saidGuys, I have a problem. I eat ridiculously healthy, I work out 4x/wk, I switch up my routine, I've cut down on my excessive cardio, I do lots of ab and lower stomach work, and yet I can't seem to get rid of this lower belly pouch! Any suggestions? I've tried many things but am willing to do whatever it takes. Thanks guys! And be easy, no need for dickhead comments.icon_smile.gif



    Are you eating grains (gluten) and milk products ?


    Yes, but a limited amount, and never after 4pm.
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    Varanus saidAbdominals are built in the kitchen.

    Yeah if you're doing upside down situps on the kitchen counter and leg-pressing the refrigerator.


    Lolz. Neither of which would effectively isolate the abs.

    But no, abs really are "built in the kitchen", that is, by wise eating choices that eliminate wheat and refined sugars.

    They are also made by doing moderately heavy Squats to parallel (thighs parallel to floor) and Deadlifts (1.5x body weight for 3-5 sets of 10 reps)

    Abs are an integral part of you core, and these two exercises will go a long way toward killing the pooch, along with eating right and getting enough rest.

    There are other factors that go into it such as hormone balance, insulin and cortisol levels that seem to particularly affect belly fat.

    Google "LeanGains.com" and "intermittent fasting" - good stuff.


    I do squats at least twice a week, I don't eat products with refined sugar, or actually anything with ingredients I can't pronounce or with too many ingredients in them. I will try more deadlifts, though I may be doing them wrong because they always hurt my back. And I get at least 7 hours or more sleep each night.
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    Rene_Aensland said
    wyrln saidThis is where anorexia kicks in.

    I just died laughing.

    I'm dead now.

    BTW, try leg lifts, I'm not sure how to describe it but its always worked for me since Day 1. Try lifting to 50, then hold one lift for 10 seconds, lift to 25 and hold for another 10 seconds.
    Rinse and repeat.

    Hope it helps. =]


    Thanks, I'll try it!
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Why cut down on cardio? You burn the most fat at a heart rate just below 85% (cardio rate.) That pouch is fat. Increase your cardio with intervals. That and totally clean eating, and whole body strength training. Almost every individual exercise has some impact on your core. Do some different complex crunches too. Variety helps.

    Also, be aware that a truly sculpted core requires a very low body fat percentage, one often very difficult to maintain.
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    Ditch wheat.

    Also, consider building your upper body above the core so that proportionally, what you have genetically looks...proportional.

    Your body looks fine. Be careful of obsessing.
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    wyrln saidThis is where anorexia kicks in.


    lolol