OBLIQUES - PROBLEM AREA,

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    Sep 13, 2007 4:32 PM GMT
    PRETTY MUCH TONED EVERYWHERE ELSE, JUST MY OBLIQUES (STILL CARRYING WEIGHT THERE) DO CARDIO ALOT AND ALSO WEIGHTS, ALSO TRY TO TARGET OBLIQUES WITH THE NORMAL EXERCISES...CAN ANYONE OFFER ANY ADVICE FOR ME ON THIS SUBJECT....OTHER EXCERSISE, ECT ECT
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    Sep 13, 2007 10:13 PM GMT
    eat less is the only answer
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    Sep 14, 2007 12:57 AM GMT
    put down the pizza...and step away....step away
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    Sep 14, 2007 6:22 AM GMT
    Abdominal exercises that require twisting or any exercises extensive in twisting your waist/torso help.
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    Sep 14, 2007 8:47 AM GMT
    Back off the ab work. It'll ruin your lines.

    Eat lean.

    Do your cardio.

    Rub your abs with Prep H.
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    Sep 14, 2007 9:17 AM GMT
    If you continue to work your core / over work your core, you'll get real thick in your midsection, which is exactly what you don't want. Slow down the ab work. Do high rep ab work, or, you'll end up all stomach. Do cardio, stay lean. You'll be fine. Make sure you EAT.
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    Sep 14, 2007 7:40 PM GMT
    high rep work! cardio, builD muscles?

    everyone has their own school of thought and the best way and the only optimal way is one you will stick to

    I look at it like this you need to reduce the fat and therefore you need to create a calorie deficit. There is nothin going to growing or bulging out whatsoever when you are on a calorie deficit its biologicaly impossible. (but the muscle you have will appear bigger so dont sweat it)

    Your initial goal should be to burn fat and thats dealt with in the kitchen so that you can focus your training efforts working hard and to failure to retain what muscle you have spent months or years building.

    The alternative is to have a full belly and then pay the price of having to run off what you need not have eaten in the first place.

    On the notion of high or low reps it makes little difference other than its total time under tension of the muscle that is key (TUT) and that you are progresing in weight each session. If you go for high reps that lots of time and commitment for what can be achieved in half the time
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    Feb 03, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    Visualization and How Emotions Affect Training...

    If you're carrying extra pounds, I don't think its necessarily just your diet or just your workout that needs attention. How you feel about such a transformation, how you visualize - your ability to visualize can be just as important and can affect how you eat and how you train. It can affect your entire approach.

    Some practical ideas: (1) visualize a leaner you. Collect photos of the obliques/ midsection/ body you'd like to have (2) notice the feelings that come up around looking at those pictures. Are there feelings of 'not good enough' or other negative stuff? In my work, I see how our emotional life affects how we eat, relate to people, train, etc. - so notice how you feel about your midsection. Ask yourself: What is achieving the end result (trim/ cut/ whatever) going to do for me? If the answer is "I'm gonna be more attractive", notice those feelings you currently hold about being 'unattractive'. Where do you feel them in your body? I know it can seem strange, but allow yourself to feel whatever comes up. If possible, find ways to express these feelings - to a friend, or even by making the sound of the feeling. My hunch is that your midsection is expressing those feelings for you!
    How you feel affects how you train - and by doing this, you will be better able to visualize and create the body you desire.

    I didn't intend to share my work here, but I guess I just can't help it. If you're curious about what to do with those feelings that do come up - there are some creative solutions at emofree.com.

    peace,
    Jade