Stomach just getting bigger!! Help

  • SFNavigator

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    May 16, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    Can anyone help out? The more I work out, 5 times per week the fatter my stomach is getting. What does everyone do do loose the fat around the stomach?
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    May 16, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    I've read that when some guys begin working out they develop thicker abdominal musculature before losing fat. Eventually there will be more fat loss and the abdominal circumference will decrease.

    I don't know if the following is true or not: I've read that exercise can increase appetite significantly and result in more caloric intake than you can possibly burn up. This may be just an urban legend however.

    You may need to increase your cardio workout to increase fat loss

    I'm assuming that you are in good health. Some medical conditions can result in abdominal fluid (ascites) and increasing abdominal girth. Liver disease is a common cause
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 16, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    Burn more calories than you're consuming.
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    May 16, 2009 3:06 PM GMT
    Have you changed your diet? Are you eating good foods or are you going for the burgers when you leave the gym? The average weight training session only burns about 300 calories an hour for most people. Some people think exercise is their ticket to eat whatever they want...
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    May 16, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    You might wanna consider putting up some pictures and filling out your profile so we can help you out better. Everything's kind of a shot in the dark otherwise.
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    May 16, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
    First thing you need to get into your head is that anything worth doing should be worth doing well and that if you want coached you need to come prepared and coachable. You've done none of that here.

    Develop a plan for success. Document your starting point. Document your progress. Execute the plan. If your plan doesn't work to your liking, change the plan, and start over.

    Your first assignment is to get pictured and profiled. Your second assignment is to document your caloric intake. Your third assignment is to document your exercise routine. Your fourth assignment is to document your goal(s).

    They are four smalls tasks that just about anyone can do.

    All that being said, if you consume adequate calories and avoid a famine response; you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. That's how it works. If you consume to few calories, you will lose most skeletal muscle. If you consume to few calories, you'll slow your metabolism to a crawl...probably not what you want.

    It's basically just common sense.
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    May 17, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Real simple solution here: Dedication in da cardio area...running will help out right away minimum 45-60 mins, per session, 5 times a week. No heavy food after 6pm. Only fruits and vegetables, after that time. Cut out alcohol, sweets, and late nite binges.icon_eek.gif Try it for 90-120 days and have cheat nite once a week.icon_lol.gif
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    May 17, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    Endless cardio is stupid, compromises your lean muscle mass, causes motion injuries, is not the effective way to train, and is incredibly boring, unless you want to look like you live in a jungle and run between villages.

    A better training method is HIIT which is 5 to 7 times more effective, per minute, than slow burn cardio.

    HIIT has the added benefits of not compromising nearly as much lean muscle mass, taking far less time to execute, AND it increases cardiac threshold.

    HIIT has been studied to death by many folks, and the old school hours and hours of cardio has been proven time and again to not be nearly as effective as HIIT. For me, HIIT melts fat off as long as I keep my calories up to support that intensity of activity.

    8 to 20 minutes of HIIT (not counting stop times) daily will melt the fat off you in record time, and markedly increase your cardiac threshold without taking 120 days, and without ruining your skeletal muscle by using it as fuel.

    Stairs, step ups, bleachers, burpies, lines, sprints, etc, are incredibly intense cardiac exercise that will have your metabolic jumping.

    It's critical to keep calories up to sustain and promote high intensity activity.