Tube Around the Waist Won't go away

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    Aug 04, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Ok, so, I have been a pretty fit guy most of my life. However since about middle school/highschool I have had this mid section area that just refuses to go away. I have tried all kind of work out routines and diet plan but nothing seems to get that pesky band of flab to go away.

    Is there anyone out there that had this same issue and found a non surgical way to get rid of it? Mind you, I do not want to become too thin in the process. It is very frustrating seeing these guys with nice flat stomachs. I do not have any desire to have six pack abs or anything, I just want the handles/band to go away.

    Any light that can be shed on this would be of great help. icon_biggrin.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 04, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    Hit the gym do cardio mix it up, and the other 90% is diet-meaning what you eat. Good carbs vs bad etc. etc so much info on realjock training and diets.
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    Aug 04, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    cardio and smaller meals
  • Anto

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    Aug 04, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    I think genetics need to be taken into account first as to what is realistically possible, then diet and exercise.

    I don't know if it's really that easy for everyone Mike. People have different kinds of bodies, genetics, and fat cell distributions. Some people don't diet or even exercise all that much and they have lean waistlines whereas other people have to work really hard or just the same and may not even achieve the same results. Or to get such results in one part of the body may make other parts not look so good or even healthy.

    I could be wrong about this but have you ever noticed athletes with this kind of variety? Like olympic swimmers for example, some of them are really lean, whereas others you can tell they have a bit of a fatty layer under their skin more than others.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 04, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    cutting out all meat (chicken, beef, pork) and eating nothing but fish and veggies (small portions) works wonders combined with a good cardio regimen (preferably on an empty stomach). Also, cut out all those protein drinks (most are loaded with sugar) and snack on nonfat cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes.
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    Aug 04, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    Same here icon_sad.gif the lower abdominal/lower back...

    try having green tea in ur diet
    how bout Creatine supplements..you could try that out.

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    Aug 04, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    Have to agree with NNJfitandbi...make your goal to be in great shape and get comfortable with who you are...even if I double my exercise and stripped my diet of everything I like to eat, I think that I'd still have a little protective layer over my abs...for me, that's okay...but had I really started to get in maximum shape when I was 20 instead of pushing 50 it might be a different story.
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    Aug 05, 2009 1:19 AM GMT


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    Aug 05, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
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    that guy's voice is creepin me out manicon_eek.gif
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    Aug 05, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    GaFuzz saidOk, so, I have been a pretty fit guy most of my life. However since about middle school/highschool I have had this mid section area that just refuses to go away. I have tried all kind of work out routines and diet plan but nothing seems to get that pesky band of flab to go away.

    Is there anyone out there that had this same issue and found a non surgical way to get rid of it? Mind you, I do not want to become too thin in the process. It is very frustrating seeing these guys with nice flat stomachs. I do not have any desire to have six pack abs or anything, I just want the handles/band to go away.

    Any light that can be shed on this would be of great help. icon_biggrin.gif


    You're 30, or, at least that's what you say in your profile. Your testosterone is likely starting to drop and it's almost certainly time to being androgen therapy. HRT / Anti-aging.

    Go see a doctor.

    You also need to keep your calories up, and eat small meals often, along with resistance training, and HIIT, but, remember you're at the age where testosterone is good medicine with a wide range of health benefits. Avoid lots of sugary foods that drive your insulin sky high. Only eat fried foods in an emergency situation.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Aug 05, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
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    Lol that was awesome. The guy seems like a loon but I def think his words are true. The out takes are funny and pillow biting were a nice touch.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Aug 05, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    imlistedhere said
    Bodhi said

    that guy's voice is creepin me out manicon_eek.gif


    Hahaha yeah his voice was digging into my skull the entire time. The sound quality was surprisingly good though. It looks like he's filming outdoors but it didn't sound like it.
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    Aug 05, 2009 10:02 AM GMT
    That man's chest is veering dangerously into moobs territory.
  • mynyun

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    Aug 05, 2009 10:36 AM GMT
    I think I'm going to have to come back to this and take notes also. LoL. I suffer from pretty much the same problem. I have a slight midsection around abs I just can't seem to shed. I work on that area and try to increase pecs to kind of balance it out and make it look less "fatty" to me atleast.
    Of course when I hit the gym it was after work and there was usually NO ONE else there. So advice or direction was lacking. I usually read what I can on RJ.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 05, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
    You probably think you're eating well, but you're probably still eating stuff you could do without. Really sit down and think about what you eat and where you could improve.

    Also, more cardio with some weights thrown in will help alot.
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    Aug 05, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    CarbGoggles said
    Bodhi said

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    Lol that was awesome. The guy seems like a loon but I def think his words are true. The out takes are funny and pillow biting were a nice touch.



    this guy is bordering on meat head... less in your face angles please (: why does he sound so goofy... its very creepy
  • GQjock

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    Aug 07, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    It ain't rocket science
    the calories in have to be less than the calories out
    Meaning you're going to have to expend more calories than you eat in any given time
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 07, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    GQjock saidIt ain't rocket science
    the calories in have to be less than the calories out
    Meaning you're going to have to expend more calories than you eat in any given time
    Word.
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    Aug 07, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    Dr. Oz talks about this - your omentum and the surrounding area. A sort of first zone for fatty deposits.

    Others have posted good advice - lower calories, monitor types of calories, etc.

    I'd only add a suggestion to always switch up your workouts. Shock and awe for your body. If you've been doing crunches or sit ups - stop that and start doing plank and side bridge. Do some ballet-style leg lifts to the front, back, and side. If you're doing cardio - mix it up. Toss in some speed days where if you'd normally run 3 miles, run 2 really fast. These tactics might help jump start some loss.