***HOW TO get rid of fat around tummy to uncover abs?

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    Sep 13, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    ***HOW TO get rid of fat around tummy to uncover abs?

    I have not the best, but nice abs, all covered with some small fat on tummy area.

    - diet is OK, lots of proteins, fishes, lean meat, if fat then from avocado, nuts, fishes etc,

    -I dont do cardio as I work out with heavy weights so I have no energy left after and when doing cardio running etc body could start using muscle mass to eat.

    - on a non workout day I do sprint running 30min sprint and 30 rest
    any advices?
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    Sep 13, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    Lipo, planks, prayer, and Twinkies.
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    Sep 14, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    I know what you mean. I would be in way better shape if I consistently ate the right things. Nighttime is killer for me, even though I eat dinner I get extremely hungry before bed. icon_mad.gif
    I would probably actually be quite cut by now with somewhat defined abs at least. Part of the reason I hate living here is because it's more convenient to get processed foods, where in most other places there are markets in close proximity with local produce and respectable prices.
    Eating is almost as important, if not way more important than exercise. I've learned it's the #1 priority for me and it's a constant challenge/struggle.

    I need to find some kind of meal that can be well-portioned and easily packed for lunch, and that doesn't fill up the entire fridge.
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    Sep 14, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    Stop having fun.

    And bacon.
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    Sep 14, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
    You can't target specific areas for fat loss.
    Your body will get rid of fat deposits in its own order once you bring your bf% down.

    And you don't need to stop eating fat to lose it. Eating fat isn't bad. Fat in your body is excess calories that gets stored. Fat you eat doesn't necessarily get turned into body fat.
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    Sep 14, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    There was an article on bb.c last week, in which some trainer was claiming to discover a method for spot reduction. (There are so may abs articles over there, I can't find it now.) I think that it was more wishful thinking than anything.

    The theory was that you "get the body into fat-burning mode" with high intensity interval training, and intersperse it with high-rep exercises for the body part that you want to slim, which somehow "directs the fat loss" to that area.

    Yeah, right. icon_rolleyes.gif I think it's just general fat-loss plus pumping up the muscles in that area at the same time, gives you a bit more definition. At least temporarily. Anyway, I tried it a couple of days last week because - and this might be the beneficial bit - it looked like a way to break up the HIIT and make it less mind-numbingly boring. (Also the weather was too nice to stay inside and wurk.)

    It went something like this:

    warm up
    Sprint 30 seconds, jog 60 seconds, repeat 3X
    Bicycle crunches for 60 seconds
    Sprint 30 seconds, jog 60 seconds, repeat 3X
    roll-outs (with wheel or barbell) for 60 seconds
    Sprint 30 seconds, jog 60 seconds, repeat 3X
    Bicycle crunches for 60 seconds
    Sprint 30 seconds, jog 60 seconds, repeat 3X
    roll-outs (with wheel or barbell) for 60 seconds
    Sprint 30 seconds, jog 60 seconds, repeat 3X

    Argh! That's more intervals than I've actually completed in a long time! Maybe just folding them in like this, to whatever your normal weight lifting routine is, would help one to get through them.

    (I now recall something similar, from years ago, that involved hitting the climbing-machine for 60 seconds between sets in the weight room. Too bad I wore out that machine and couldn't get parts for it - long since sent to the dump.)
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    Sep 14, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    Omg I have the same problem!! I do cardio and some weights as well pursue a balanced vegan diet!!! I still have no abs -_-
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    Sep 14, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    GreekYogurt_4_Organic.JPG

    Eat this icon_smile.gif and abs are guaranteed
    (it works only with a balanced calorie intake and awesome workout routine)
  • Danskerb

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    Sep 14, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
    just keep working at it
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    Sep 14, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    AaronH20P saidYou can't target specific areas for fat loss.
    Your body will get rid of fat deposits in its own order once you bring your bf% down.

    And you don't need to stop eating fat to lose it. Eating fat isn't bad. Fat in your body is excess calories that gets stored. Fat you eat doesn't necessarily get turned into body fat.


    +1

    Excess of any macronutrients gets stored as fat in your body. Just consume less calories. Eat less, move more.
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    Sep 14, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    ^ Well it's not that simple. If it were, people wouldn't be stuck with persistent pads of belly fat. It would either be growing or shrinking all the time. Of course to some extent, it is. But bodies respond in different ways. People might have to try some different things. For years, I biked my ass off on 1200-1500 calories a day, and just stayed fat. I had to cut back carbs and force feed protein to make any change. And eat a lot more.
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    Sep 14, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    It's not easy but what the other guys say is true. You have to burn more than you load.
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    Sep 15, 2014 9:59 AM GMT
    mindgarden said^ Well it's not that simple. If it were, people wouldn't be stuck with persistent pads of belly fat. It would either be growing or shrinking all the time. Of course to some extent, it is. But bodies respond in different ways. People might have to try some different things. For years, I biked my ass off on 1200-1500 calories a day, and just stayed fat. I had to cut back carbs and force feed protein to make any change. And eat a lot more.


    Seems to me like you weren't actually counting calories and making shit up.