Getting rid of a little lower stomach fat?

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    Dec 03, 2014 4:34 AM GMT
    Hey so I have a fitness question that hopefully you fitness gurus can help me with! So lately I have been gaining a little stubborn stomach pooch in my lower region that I want to get rid of. I will admit, being a college student my dietary plan is not the best and I have not been working out as much this past month because of finals. I drink alcohol maybe twice a week. Are there any exercises I can do that will eliminate this? Sorry if this is a dumb question...haha!
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    Dec 03, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    I thought it's a diet thing not an exercise thing...

    #not helpful
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    Dec 03, 2014 5:21 AM GMT
    Nothing new here, but if you don't have time to work out and don't have time/budget/space for a good diet, you may have to choose between a flatter stomach and booze (which apparently slows other caloric consumption to a crawl until it's fully metabolized, if I understand my reading correctly).

    Sucks, I know. ;)

    That said, a few sets of sit-ups, push-ups, etc. make pretty good study breaks (clear the head and get blood flowing at the same time). If you cut out any real junk food and try to mix in a bit of activity with your study time, I'd think at your age that could make a significant difference.

    Only one way to find out, though. :shrug:
  • bro4bro

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    Dec 03, 2014 5:23 AM GMT
    There is no exercise you can do that will eliminate fat in a specific area. You just have to eliminate body fat overall.

    You do this by exercising enough to burn off the calories you take in. Weights build muscle but they aren't very efficient at burning calories. Cardio burns calories. Running is best, cycling and swimming are also great - your basic triathlon events.

    If you can't exercise regularly, cut down on your food intake. If you want to eat and drink a lot, hit the cardio hard.

    That's all. No secrets. Just the stuff you already knew.
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    Dec 03, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    Thanks guys!! Might just have to cut back on the drinking aspect and throw in some more cardio...
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    Dec 03, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
    And to all of the guys with abs who are viewing my profile...thank you for the motivation. Haha
  • wesv

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    Dec 03, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
    I also drink alcohol twice a week. I don't have trouble getting rid of stomach fat though as my metabolism is fast.

    There's no particular exercise to particularly burn fat in that specific region. An exercise is an exercise.

    My advice is maybe watch what you eat. No greasy stuff. Try your best to stay away from GMO's. Lower your sodium intake. Drink plenty of water. That helps with metabolism. Try to get whole grains. Read your labels! Get some exercise. Move around. Oh yeah and stay away from soda and fast food. Blah!
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    Dec 03, 2014 6:30 AM GMT

    Cut out all soda, period!, drink water or tea





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  • Webster666

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    Dec 03, 2014 8:44 AM GMT
    It's not a dumb question.
    Men tend to store fat in their belly area.
    I've read many times that it's the most difficult location to lose the fat.
    In other words, you have to lose most (or all) fat in all other areas of your body before the belly fat will start to go away.

    1) Don't substitute junk food and snacks for a real meal.
    2) Make a gym schedule, and stick to it.
    3) No beer.
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    Dec 03, 2014 3:41 PM GMT
    Lower stomach fat's the very last to go.
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    Dec 03, 2014 4:00 PM GMT
    scruffLA said
    Cut out all soda, period!, drink water or tea





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    Two cans of soda a day is a small dietary change. That guy drank 10. Do people who drink soda really drink 10 cans a day?
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 03, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    Cardio is good but working out gives you better results if you increase bulk. You body naturally burns more calories even at rest with increased muscle mass. Plus it looks great and gives you motivation to stay on a healthy diet. But ultimately, diet is the only solution.
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    Dec 03, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    Some guy posted an article on bb.c claiming that he had discovered the secret to spot reduction. In a nutshell, it was "run a lot of intervals, and do crunches in between." icon_rolleyes.gif

    Kind of like the fine print on all those magic supplements. "Wash down this pill with a lot of water, diet, and exercise." Guaranteed to work when taken as directed.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Dec 03, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
    If I cut soda, ice cream, and fatty foods im sure mine would show. Do you eat on a meal plan or cook at home?
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    Dec 03, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    I can't cook at all so that is out of the question. Ahaha! And do not have a definitive meal plan...
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Dec 04, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    Snack on fruit and vegetables.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 04, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm sorry, but because I've never had any belly fat, I've never had the problem of having to get rid of it and therefore I have no advice.
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    Dec 05, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    I've heard time and again that there is no way to target fat. I have the same problem and just being active with cardio and doing lower ab exercises seemed to help immensely.
  • aquajock33

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    Dec 05, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    Belly fat and spare tire are the last to go. Spend a few weeks doing low carb and make sure to get in some good cardio. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 05, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    Have been implementing more cardio into my busy routine! Feel really guilty...splurged on a LOT of fast food today but haven't had it in like 2 weeks. Had to get it out of my system ;)
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    Dec 05, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    The answer is "42".

    Shouldn't you be studying for exams? jaja! icon_lol.gif

    Seriously, look into "Coolsculpting".
  • buddycat

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    Dec 05, 2014 10:52 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidLower stomach fat's the very last to go.


    I think so too. I still have a little hangover and that part is stubborn. Maybe first to gain too?