HELP PLEASE: I wanna shred the man tire.

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    Jul 06, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    I am beginning to get frustrated. I have been trying to go from 145 to about 130lbs, but it's hard! These last few pounds have got me frustrated and confused.

    My routine:

    I get up Mon-Thurs @ 4am for a round of cardio on the eliptical/bike/tredmil - depending on my mood. Then I will go back again for weight training ( ex: Mon: Chest & Bi, Tues: Back & Tri, Wed: Shoulds & Abs, Thrus: Legs & Abs.) What am I doing wrong? The mass is coming on but the weight shredding is difficult; in other words I want a tight stomach. Within the last two weeks, I recently began taking cycling 3x times a week adding more to my evening workouts. Is this too much, or could it possibly shift me into a new level of getting lean?

    Advice please? Anything would help from a simple boring diet to new training techniques.

    Thanks.

    -Steve
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    Jul 06, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    SteveErics saidI have been trying to go from 145 to about 130lbs,

    Oh boofuckinghoo! ... icon_rolleyes.gif ... icon_wink.gif

    My advice is drop all grains (breads, pastas, etc), dairy (milk, cheese, etc), and refined sugars (pretty much anything with a label on it). You can have eggs, meat, chicken, fish, nuts, veggies, fruits.

    Use carrots, cauliflower, nuts, and bananas for carbohydrates.

    check out http://www.whfoods.com
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    Jul 06, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    I agree with Caslon. You need to evaluate your diet. Start cutting calories. The bad ones at least.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    Steve... wait, wait, wait. At 145 lbs, and 5'6", you are at a reasonable weight. Well, only you can decide that, but make sure you really need/should be losing said pounds.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    You're almost certainly experiencing "famine syndrome." It's your body's natural response to starvation. Your body starts burning muscle, in order to preserve fat for the duration of your starvation. It slows your bodily functions, and goes into fat-storing mode, in order to protect you from the famine.

    UP your calories. Continue to workout, increasing your intensity if you aren't losing fat. There's no need for you to lose additional weight and to look worse.

    At 5'6", it's completely stupid for you to want to weigh 130#. You need to reconsider abusing yourself in such a way.

    Repeated bouts of the famine response train your body how to be a fat-storing machine. Dumb, dumb, and dumb.
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    Jul 07, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. I was concerned and afraid may be losing mass. I'll re-evaluate my diet...most def, a reality check.

    I like the idea of replacing carbs with "...carrots, cauliflower, nuts, and bananas for carbohydrates."

    So any idea on what to do to simply cut the stomach down besides diet? I am possibly over training?
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    Jul 07, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    You're such a FAG Steve!!!





    But I LOVE ya boo!!!


    Miss ya!
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidYou're almost experiencing "famine syndrome." It's your body's natural response to starvation. Your body starts burning muscle, in order to preserve fat for the duration of your starvation. It slows your bodily functions, and goes into fat-storing mode, in order to protect you from the famine.

    UP your calories. Continue to workout, increasing your intensity if you aren't losing fat. There's no need for you to lose additional weight and to look worse.

    At 5'6", it's completely stupid for you to want to weigh 130#. You need to reconsider abusing yourself in such a way.

    Repeated bouts of the famine response train your body how to be a fat-storing machine. Dumb, dumb, and dumb.


    I was about to suggest the same thing as the above.

    Are you clear on approximately what your caloric intake should be around and what kind of caloric burn your getting from your workouts ?- knowing that you can create a reasonable meal plan. Consider too that if you are gaining muscle which wieghs more than fat you may not actually see a drop in pounds in fact you could see an increase.

    If you want to burn body fat, then putting on more lean muscle should be the goal, There are plenty of threads already here that suggest how to accomplish that. But be warned burning the spare tire fat is a bitch its the first area to expand and the last to contract icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:16 PM GMT

    They call that a table tire.

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    Jul 07, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    27 inch waist...that's quite a spare tire
  • GQjock

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    Jul 07, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    You cannot evaluate a workout routine without taking a look at your diet too
    esp when the goal is shredding some fat

    Watch that you might be over doing it
    Chucky's right
    If your body thinks that you're starving ..... it will hold onto every calorie you eat for dear life
    and you'll never lose weight
    cut the carbs down to a bare min
    up the protein and the fruits and veggies

    instead of doing cardio everyday
    try it 2-3 days a week when you're not lifting
  • Rookz

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    Jul 07, 2009 8:33 PM GMT
    Dont tell an Asian to cut his grain, he'll "flip" out when his rice is out of his diet.
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    Jul 07, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    never, i mean never ever ask for work-out or diet advice from a group of gay men. you will get so many different suggestions you will end up nuts.
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    Jul 07, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    There maybe many answers, but most certainly its diet. Most of us even have a six pack. Its not created by "ab master" or I million leg raises or whatever, its diet. Pure, simple diet.


    Loose the carbs, eat lots of protien, workout, and watch the washboard appear.

    I have a pretty good diet, broken up into 5 meals a day. Its heavy in fruit, veggies, protien, and good carbs. Its designed to burn fat. If youd like it, I'll send it to you.
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    Jul 09, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    Thanks again to everyone comments. I will def try the new advice and research into a better diet. Pics will be posted on my progress. Have a great week! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 09, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    Also suck in your gut during cardio;
    heck during just about anything.

    Unlike your bicep ( for instance) which has a bone to help guide the shape, your Rectus Abdominus, Transverse Abdominus, and Obliques will grow into just about any shape you flex them. If your belly is pushed out when you do core exercises, that's how it will grow. Please don't take that the wrong way; I'm not suggesting spot reduction because spot reduction does not exist. All the other tips for burning that first-on last off fat are correct. I'm saying to carry it on a form of your choosing: trim abdominals as opposed to barrel-shaped,