Target: stomach fat - abs class w/out eating?

  • bj87nyc

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    Sep 06, 2014 12:40 PM GMT
    Hi, I'm trying to lose weight fast in my stomach. Based on consistent dieting, I've lost ~6-7 pounds in the past month, but it seems to be coming off everywhere else but my abdomen.
    I was wondering if taking an abs class at a gym while fasting may help to do target weight loss to the stomach region.I am not trying to build up my abs, just trying to slim down. Thanks.
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    Sep 06, 2014 2:08 PM GMT
    You can't target fat loss
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    Sep 06, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    Unfortunately your body is going to decide where to take fat off as you lose weight not you. Spot reduction just doesn't happen. fatloss.jpg

    I would suggest maintaining a balanced diet, weightlift, and do cardio until you get the results you seek. This may take some time but stick with it!
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    Sep 06, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    You can NOT spot reduce. The best you can do is lower over all body fat.

    Fasting will shut your metabolism down and cause your body to retain fat and burn muscle tissue.

    Eat clean and exercise. Building muscle will burn fat 24/7 (even while you sleep), increase metabolism and give you more physical and mental energy.

    You also have to develop and build Ab muscles if you want the ripped kind of appearance I think you are hoping to achieve. You have to have something to show when the fat is burned off.

    And don't rush it. Every one is different, figure out how your body responds and work with it.

    The Guys on this site with the most impressive results did not achieve them in a few weeks. Or months.

    Good luck!!!
  • killercliche

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    Sep 06, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    bj87nyc saidHi, I'm trying to lose weight fast in my stomach. .


    #liposuction
  • metatextual

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    Sep 06, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    Work on your legs and core more so than your your upper body.
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    Sep 06, 2014 6:43 PM GMT
    metatextual saidWork on your legs and core more so than your your upper body.


    Agreed - core is ESSENTIAL and leg muscles, because of their sheer size, will burn more fat as they develop.
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    Sep 07, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
    Ohno saidYou can't target fat loss



    Not with exercise but with Paleo diet you can . Think about it. Why do older guys build fat around the mid section even when they are gym rats? Chemistry trumps exercise in the reduction of "bad " abdominal fat.
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    Sep 07, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    I often thing of starchy carbohydrates as fuel. If you're about to be active, or have just been active, it's good to eat them. Carbohydrates act as movers throughout the body, if you're sedentary, they move fat to stores in the body. If you're active they move amino acids to build proteins/muscles. Try to time your carbohydrate intake to align with your activity. So no starchy carbs (bread, rice, potatoes) on your off days.
  • mybud

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    Sep 07, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    Ab are made in the kitchen...It's all about your diet...
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 07, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    Cash said
    metatextual saidWork on your legs and core more so than your your upper body.


    Agreed - core is ESSENTIAL and leg muscles, because of their sheer size, will burn more fat as they develop.


    Double agreed. Too many people do not work on their core, and a solid core is what you need to work up to a decent overall frame.
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    Sep 07, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    Cash saidYou can NOT spot reduce.
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  • buddycat

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    Sep 07, 2014 6:10 AM GMT
    Seems like the lower ab is the last place you lose along with those fatty deposits on your lower back. At least that is what I noticed. What about running and cycling? That develops your legs. Those guys always have over-developed legs, not like the speed-skaters though. Their legs are huge.
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    Sep 07, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
    Cash saidYou can NOT spot reduce. The best you can do is lower over all body fat.

    Fasting will shut your metabolism down and cause your body to retain fat and burn muscle tissue.

    Eat clean and exercise. Building muscle will burn fat 24/7 (even while you sleep), increase metabolism and give you more physical and mental energy.

    You also have to develop and build Ab muscles if you want the ripped kind of appearance I think you are hoping to achieve. You have to have something to show when the fat is burned off.

    And don't rush it. Every one is different, figure out how your body responds and work with it.

    The Guys on this site with the most impressive results did not achieve them in a few weeks. Or months.

    Good luck!!!


    This guy hit it on the head. Follow this advice, it's not much more to add. Take your time
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    Sep 07, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    Keeping your abs in good shape will naturally draw your belly in even without trying. So yes, working your abs helps with minimizing the appearance of belly fat, but it does not get rid of it.

    New research says that weight loss that allows plenty of starchy and sugary carbs can work, but not without taking muscle with it. To retain muscle while losing fat the sweet things and starchy carbs need to be VERY limited while the proteins and fats (not trans-fat) need to increase.
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    Sep 08, 2014 1:20 AM GMT
    I agree with the other comments, and I'd advise against fasting. From your profile, you look pretty slim as it is.
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    Sep 08, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    Ohno saidYou can't target fat loss



    Not with exercise but with Paleo diet you can . Think about it. Why do older guys build fat around the mid section even when they are gym rats? Chemistry trumps exercise in the reduction of "bad " abdominal fat.


    YES totally on the above.

    IF you cut out all bad carbs. White breads, chips, sugar and junk. Even reduce your sweet fruit intake you will have a ripped bod.

    I have done it to get into shape and I still follow a strict diet and I am cut up.

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    Sep 08, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    pazzy saidjust peeped your profile and goddamn, you're only 130 pounds and 5'7. what stomach fat you got? don't see any. it just sounds like you need to work out more on your gut. fuck weight loss, breh. just work on your gut.


    He is making the same mistake a lot of Guys do. He wants abs like most of the Boys on RJ and thinks that "losing weight" will do it.

    FALSE.

    If all it took was losing weight than everyone who went on a diet would have bulging biceps and killer pecs.

    There are no short cuts.

    There are more efficient methods, but like all great art - sweat equity is required.



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    Sep 08, 2014 7:48 AM GMT
    Finally someone looked at him.

    You don't have any muscle anywhere. Why do you think you'll have nice abs "hidden" somewhere? You sound like one of those girls that don't want to get "bulky". If it was that easy you would see a lot more monster-sized guys. Lift some heavy-ass weights. Get a trainer to teach you form on the big compound lifts. Get a good one that will give you the skills to take care of yourself - not one that wants you to hire him for every session you spend in the gym forever and ever. Do pull ups.
    And no, an abs class won't do much to build you a nice mid-section if you never load up your body. You can do it as a supplement but you got to lift.
  • buddycat

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    Sep 08, 2014 9:31 AM GMT
    That is a good point about working your abs. I was looking at my ab pics and definitely see ab muscles. I have been doing 300 crunch variations every day. I do get sick of doing them. As I mentioned though that lower ab seems to be the toughest.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 08, 2014 11:33 AM GMT
    You certainly need to work your abs, but I think its all about diet and knowing your body and how it reacts to the foods you give. I'd suggest talking to a couple of registered dieticians that have a focus on exercise directly (some registered dieticians aren't keenly intuned with those of us who are serious in the gym). Gain input and follow steps that seem to make the most sense to you individually. DON'T just go through the motions. No doubt... you can achieve your goals!