31 waist possible after 40 y.o.

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    Sep 28, 2007 5:56 PM GMT
    From scouting out my gym and hanging with jocks I really didn't think it was possible to reduce my waist size from 32 to 31. Guys my age at the gym are thick at the waist even tho some could bench press me with one arm. So after 9 months I can say from personal experience that there is no real barrier to reducing middle age spread. I did it by reducing man made carbs and sugar from from my diet and doing core stuff. I know most guys say that you got to run to slim down but I only run a mile a week and bike maybe 10 miles .
  • GQjock

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    Sep 28, 2007 9:43 PM GMT
    I also have noticed one by one some formerly very hot men fallin by the wayside and beginning to LOOK middle aged
    but as far as I know there ain't no forty year gremlin that sabotages us and gets us to be fat
    staying healthy and looking your best is a lifelong commitment and doesn't end at the fourth decade of life
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    Sep 28, 2007 9:53 PM GMT
    Still a 30 inch waist and holding but I actually enjoy doing crunches and avoid salt and all processed food.
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:03 PM GMT
    I still have a 30" waist, and I am way over 40 y.o.

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    John
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Sep 28, 2007 10:07 PM GMT
    Ya, the sugar is a bitch. I lost practically all my fat by just getting off sugar.

    Middle age spread is just laziness. Nothing to do with age.

    Mike
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:10 PM GMT
    Waaay over 40, but down to a softish 32 (from 36+ last Xmas) and hoping for a firm 31 soon.
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:12 PM GMT
    With my hips, my skeleton won't even have less than a 32" waist.
  • jarhead5536

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    Sep 28, 2007 10:16 PM GMT
    It can be done! I haven't had a carb or a grain of sugar in two years, but I am once again a 29" waist for the first time since I was 29, and I'm now 43...

    Is it worth it? You bet!
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:22 PM GMT
    I'm 45yo and have a 29" waist. I did it inadvertantly however thru a very stressful time in my life when I didnt eat much...but ive kept it off and I got my diet back in order...and like all the other posts said...its about sugar intake, other carbs...and cardio...finding that right mix...age isnt a factor.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Sep 28, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    And I thought I was doing good with a 30" waist.

    Go away you 29" guys icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:49 PM GMT
    MIkePhil...you are doing good with a 30" waist...I think I can get to a 29" because of my frame...we are all different.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Sep 28, 2007 10:54 PM GMT
    I think I'll aim for a 28" icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:59 PM GMT
    HA...if thats what you need to do...GO FOR IT....jsut remember to keep those shoulders wide so you have that oh so desireable V-shape!
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:59 PM GMT
    I made very few changes to my diet and have dropped from a tight fitting 32" to a loose fitting 30" in less than 6 months. I did it by working out every day (30 minutes of running) plus crunches (300). My weight dropped from around 171 to 152 this morning.
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    Sep 29, 2007 12:02 AM GMT
    29" waist but looking to get a 32" one!
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    Sep 29, 2007 1:00 AM GMT
    You guys... 29 waist!!!! I want to see, touch, feel one of you 29" w ripped dudes in person. . LOL I posted my new thin pic on here...I'm wearing a bike jock-strap
  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 29, 2007 1:43 AM GMT
    I was 46 inch last years , now it 35 inch. It a lot of work an self control but it can done. I am working toward 30 , hopefully very soon I can see my 6 pack for the first time in my life. So I can prove that I was born with one.
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    Sep 29, 2007 1:58 AM GMT
    29 inch waist, no problem. I used to be a 32. Age is got nothing to do with it. Clean up your diet, and run. And no less than 45 min. at a time. Throw in some 30 sec. sprints also.
    Go for it
    Joe
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    Sep 29, 2007 2:06 AM GMT
    The thickest waist I had was at 28 when I it was a 34. Now I am in my 40's and maintain a 30 to 31. The Key to me is crunches(500-600 a day) and watching my fat intake.
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    Sep 29, 2007 4:27 AM GMT
    lets all sit down and admit that none of us are really talking about the size of our waists and are really talking about the size of our pants. What size pants you wear is determined largely by where on your midsection you wear them. If we all went around wearing our pants on our waist we would look like urkel. Most people wear their pants on their hips. I personally wear a 30 jeans, my hips are more like 34". The fact of the matter is sizes have been getting large in america. There is no way that I should be wearing a small or a childrens size tshirt. as america gets fatter sizes get larger to try and make people feel better about themselves. lets worry less about the size on our jeans and more about how we look.
  • Squarejaw

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    Sep 29, 2007 5:01 AM GMT
    French women have an expression, "It's the face or the ass" -- that is, you need to diet so strictly to keep your ass small after a certain age that it makes your face haggard and gaunt.

    For gay men, it's more like "the face or the abs." It's not so bad for men, because a little ruggedness looks good on a guy. But I know healthy men my age with impeccably lean bodies who look like they're wasting away from the neck up.

    Of course, too much fat on the body isn't good for your face either. But if you won't settle for a trim, flat stomach and instead demand a perfect 6-pack after 40, it'll play hell with your face unless you're genetically gifted.
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    Sep 29, 2007 5:33 AM GMT
    squarejaw. I totally know what you mean. Guys that get real lean with faces that
    then look like they are in the last stages of..hmmm .you know what. What I did was
    to drop ten lbs or so and then gain it back as muscle. So i went from 179 lbs to 167 lbs. and now i'm trying to hit 177 again. So i not losing weight just fat on my abs
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    Sep 29, 2007 7:30 AM GMT
    Beer is the biggest culprit for most men's waist size.

    That said, I find the obsession on this site with waist size to be a bit queeny. C'mon guys, we are a bit more than inches.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 29, 2007 9:32 AM GMT
    I use my waist size as a telltale sign to hit the breaks on my eating
    ...the second I feel my pants...size 30 are getting tight
    it's time to curb the over eating
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    Sep 30, 2007 12:10 AM GMT
    redhead...wait to you hit forty .... gain 40 lbs in a year and then die...thats what happened to a buddy of mine. Core stuff is finally gettting the attention that it should had before. Core fat turns out is way more dangerous that just looking bad. Trainers today will work your core first before pecs and biceps.