The muffin top

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    Oct 25, 2007 11:27 PM GMT
    hey kids,
    I used to be a li'l fatty. And I am just wondering from other's experiences: does the muffin top ever go away? I mean, I have better definition then some fellas from the front, but maaaan do I have love handles. I know I need to lose a bit more, but I am wondering if that is just an area that I have permanently messed up.

    Not that I am going to get surgery or anything. But I am trying to look to the end of the book to see if I'll be disappointed by the ending.
  • rusty_dk

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    Oct 26, 2007 1:25 AM GMT
    cardio, cardio and more cardio...takes a while and its far from easy but you'll start to see a difference.

    I also read in here from a guy to not ever try to build muscle behind them because it will make your muffin top stick out even more. Try to burn as much fat as you can...

    Also look at your diet...
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    Oct 26, 2007 1:30 AM GMT
    Sounds like you have my body. Everything looks good from the front but turn around and there they are. It just seems this is one of the particular areas my body likes to store some fat.

    I've upped the cardio and watched the diet more carefully to tweak down the body fat some. It is working albeit slowly.
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    Oct 26, 2007 1:45 AM GMT
    Ya'll fat bitches wit no control ova ya mouth! Iz good to loose fat slowly but loose them Baconators! icon_wink.gif
  • Timbales

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    Oct 26, 2007 1:55 AM GMT
    more oblique work?
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    Oct 26, 2007 2:09 AM GMT
    Keep working at it... those go away very slowly, almost the last fat to go. Then it takes time for the skin to tighten up. And they're the first bits that balloon up (overnight, I swear!) if you even think about cheating.
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:16 AM GMT
    spot training doesn't work. The fat loss has to be overall.
  • trebor965

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    Oct 26, 2007 6:25 AM GMT
    sorry man, unless you become a slave to the roman chair, they are there for good. i am considering getting them surgically enhanced. i was thinking getting gills instead of muffin tops.

    onixotto...i resent that.
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    Oct 26, 2007 6:45 AM GMT
    That has been the last part of my body that has begun to show some definition. Precious, precious back-fat. What has really helped me has been trying to develop more muscles everywhere else on my body, interval training as opposed to simply more cardio (I have actually been running shorter distances and doing less cardio overall than I used to), and core training. All of that coupled with a much healthier diet, and attempts to eliminate refined sugars from my diet, have helped out a lot.


    yeah, it's been a lot of work.
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    Oct 26, 2007 8:50 AM GMT
    sickothesame, aren't you taking part in the muscle building programme? aren't you seeing changes on that?
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    Oct 26, 2007 8:58 AM GMT
    yeah, what is amazing is that people don't read my posts. Honestly folks! I wasn't asking for tips! I know spot training doesn't work. I was just wondering if anyone has noticed that no matter how much you lose, simply because you had so much weight at one point you permanently have deposits in specific areas. Come on!

    Yeah, I am doing the muscle building one. But I train consistently, it's not like I am recently making huge life changes.
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    Oct 26, 2007 9:30 AM GMT
    i've looked at the programme and i think if you did it properly you would lose a lot of excess body fat. it's a pretty heavy routine.
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    Oct 26, 2007 1:04 PM GMT
    I have always foun the last thing to go was the donut. the little circle of fat that goes around youbelly button that is
  • newtrain

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    Oct 27, 2007 12:28 PM GMT
    If judging by your pics.....you don't have a problem.

    Maybe your view of yourself is obscured.

    I was a fat kid and for many years had the same problem. get others to take pics of you from different angles


    My advice to you....watch your diet.....good cardio and train your obliques and "apollos belt".... it worked for me.
  • trebor965

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    Oct 28, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    i am not sure if i gave you the answer you were looking for, but i was a fatty in the past, and the love handles are my main obstacle. i have huge amounts of residual fat in that spot. i am sculpted everywhere else on my body, but really fluffy there. i have slimmed them down a ton, but it is the first place i start to gain weight. and the last place to lose it. goodluck. i am going on a 5 year battle with mine.
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    Oct 28, 2007 4:15 PM GMT
    yeah trebor, you did Thanks a lot man. I'm hoping someday they'll magically be left behind on a bench or something...
  • trebor965

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    Oct 28, 2007 5:05 PM GMT
    wouldn't that be something.
  • rusty_dk

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    Oct 30, 2007 2:27 AM GMT
    hmmmm i read ur post again and looked to me as if you wanted tips...

    If you werent looking for tips then what was the point of the post? not being nasty just curious?
  • sfnicolas

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    Oct 30, 2007 2:30 AM GMT
    I was hoping this topic was about the other 'muffin top' on 30 Rock:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ZL5VURn6Q
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 30, 2007 4:15 AM GMT
    I agree with rusty. You need to do more cardio eliminate processed food and white bread and sugar. Eat good carbs. Almonds are the perfect snack! Have six small meals a day instead of 3 bigger ones.

    You can do it. You won't be disappointed, if u do it right.

    Good Luck.

    mike3
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    Oct 30, 2007 4:24 AM GMT
    Read up on interval training. It's vastly more effective at metabolic activation than cardio, any day, and works to UP your cardiac threshold, as well.

    If you were very overweight, you've got loose skin laying around. Given some time the adipose will shrink, some, but, not a lot. You may be bloaty, too. Sodium, and insulin management, are key to obtain that "lean" look.

    Don't over-work you mid-section. That'll make you blocky and ruin your lines. In particular, don't do a boatload of sidebends (oblique work). Probably better to do some high rep crunches and twists with a ball, or on the machine. "Abs" are a function of body fat levels, and not endless ab work. Having abs, at the cost of being anorexic, is stupid, as well.

    Make sure your thyroid level is where it should be.
    Make sure your testosterone level is where it should be.
    Small meals often for blood sugar / insulin management.
    Interval training for cardiac conditioning and metabolic activation.
    Resistance training to increase your lean muscle mass, keep your bones and attachments, strong, and to up your resting metabolic rate.
    Simple sugars post workout for glycogen loading, and complex carbs, and moderate fat the rest of the time. Study up on polyunsatured, and monounsatured, fats.

    Avoid fried foods. Period.
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    Oct 30, 2007 5:11 AM GMT
    geez,

    ok, so not to be mean, but I know a lot about what it takes to lose weight and be healthy. You don't lose a lot of weight by accident. So my question is what other people's experiences were, that is, do you have areas that were permanently effected. So while I do appreciate all the advice that I already know, that was not the intention of what I asked. Maybe it is just arrogance, but it is annoying that people give me unsolicited advice almost to the point of denigrating how far I've come to the point of irrelevance. If I wanted tips, I would have asked. I wanted other's experiences.
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    Oct 30, 2007 5:21 AM GMT
    so, you didn't want tips, you just wanted to know does it go away? Then yes, it does go away. Never thought mine would (and to be honest I feel like there's still some more I could lose) but it did fade away.

    personally, I wouldn't discount any tips you receive. these guys were nice enough to offer them...
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    Oct 31, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    seriously a little bitchy. they were just trying to help.
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    Oct 31, 2007 6:04 PM GMT
    roman chair?