lower back love handles. HELP PLEASE!!

  • adonisheart

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    Sep 04, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    I have been doing a work out that my personal trainer has me on, and everything i do, it doesnt seem to be getting rid of the lower back love handles, and area around the belly button. can someone please help me with this, i would greatly appreciate it
    thanks. Bobbi
  • tatootim

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    Sep 05, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    Whithout knowing your current workout I have to guess. supermans are great for defining glutes and lower back. For your lower abs I would do reverse crunches. don't forget that the body needs protein to build muscle around 1 gram per pound of body weight. Hope this helps.
  • Celticmusl

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    Sep 05, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    Ugh I hate "back fat". I guess the best that has worked for me is back extensions as well doing the ab workouts such as crunches, leg lifts, etc.
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    Sep 05, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    Sleep on your stomach. All the fat will ooze over to the front by morning, and then, viola! A back so tight you can play the xylophone on your spine.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidSleep on your stomach. All the fat will ooze over to the front by morning, and then, viola! A back so tight you can play the xylophone on your spine.


    hehee..
  • Celticmusl

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    Sep 05, 2009 5:07 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidSleep on your stomach. All the fat will ooze over to the front by morning, and then, viola! A back so tight you can play the xylophone on your spine.


    Oh I gotta try it!
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    bobbih2009 saidI have been doing a work out that my personal trainer has me on, and everything i do, it doesnt seem to be getting rid of the lower back love handles, and area around the belly button. can someone please help me with this, i would greatly appreciate it
    thanks. Bobbi


    diet is your greatest ally.
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    Sep 05, 2009 11:25 AM GMT
    imlistedhere said
    bobbih2009 saidI have been doing a work out that my personal trainer has me on, and everything i do, it doesnt seem to be getting rid of the lower back love handles, and area around the belly button. can someone please help me with this, i would greatly appreciate it
    thanks. Bobbi


    diet is your greatest ally.
    Agreed. To the OP: what kinds of foods are you eating? How much alcohol do you drink? Might want to look at those two areas and see if there's a need to make some changes.
  • adonisheart

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    Sep 05, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    well i dont drink alcohol much like maybe once a month.
    i eat whole grain, and whole wheat. i try to eat as minimal of HFCS as i can, if not stay away from it. and try to eat natural sugars, ie. apples, oranges, grapefruits. and my regular amount of meaty proteins through the week. and i have a protein shake after each work out. i try to eat 6 small meals a day. but just dont have the money for it, since im away at work all the time, i cant keep going to buy food every day for lunch, and i dont relaly have much at home to take with me. but i try my hardest.

    and i cant do much protein shakes, cuz the formula really messes up my stomach, so i have to have the kind of shakes that have sugar in them, to regulate my stomach while its repairing my muscles.

    my work out regime basically consist of the following:

    ABS - ball crunch 3s/12r 25lb
    ABS - side bends 3s/12r 35lb
    ABS - seated twists 3s/20r 10lb
    ABS - reg crunch 3s/20r
    ABS - rotating twists 3s/12r 45lb
    ABS - ball hand raises 3s/12r
    (lying on the ball raising hands straight above head)

    LEGS - leg press 3s/12r 90lb
    LEGS - hamstring curl 3s/12r 35lb
    LEGS - quads 3s/12r 30lb
    LEGS - alternating quads 3s/12r 15lb each leg
    LEGS - stationary squat 3s/10r (30lb)
    LEGS - duck squat 3s/10r
    LEGS - calf press 3s/12r 70lb
    LEGS - calf raises 5s/10r each leg
    LEGS - lungs 3s/10r
    LEGS - adduction 3s/12r 50lb
    LEGS - abduction 3s/12r 50lb

    CHEST - incline press 3s/12r 30lb
    CHEST - incline fly 3s/12r 30lb
    CHEST - decline press 3s/12r 30lb
    CHEST - chest press 3s/10r 40lb
    CHEST - seated dip 3s/12r

    ARMS - bicep curl 3s/12r 20lb
    ARMS - tricep extension 3s/12r 40lb
    ARMS - tricep pushdown 3s/12r 50lb

    BACK - upper 3s/12r 55lb
    BACK - back extension 3s/12r (25lb)
    BACK - seated row 3s/12r 50lb
    BACK - lat pull down 3s/12r 50lb
    BACK - lat twist 3s/12r 15lb

    SHOULDERS - press 3s/12r 20lb
    SHOULDERS - raises 3s/12r 20lb
    SHOULDERS - rotations 3s/12r 20lb

    this is what my personal trainer had me do...
    do i need to improve on anything, add anything, take stuff out...?
    let me know guys.
    and thank you for your responses
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    Sep 05, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    Watch what you're eating and your calorie intake. I thought I was eating well until I got some help. I got some real surprises, and it made the difference.
  • adonisheart

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    Sep 05, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    and how do i go about getting help? lol
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    Sep 05, 2009 10:29 PM GMT
    bobbih2009 saidand how do i go about getting help? lol
    Might check a few web sites for calorie trackers and enter everything you eat for a week or two.

    Facebook has an APP called "My Diet" that does this ... you can log the info there, without having to post it on your public profile/news feed (unless you want to).

    Compare the calories you eat to what you should eat to maintain a stable weight and see if any adjustments should be made.

  • jarhead5536

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    Sep 05, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    Oy, back fat. It's among the last areas of fat deposits that our bodies will let go of when we're slimming down. That precious, precious back fat - your body will cling to it like it's the last meal...
  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 05, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidOy, back fat. It's among the last areas of fat deposits that our bodies will let go of when we're slimming down. That precious, precious back fat - your body will cling to it like it's the last meal...



    Ain't that the TRUTH! I still have a hard time getting rid of mine! icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 05, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    join the club!!!

    REAL annoying too!!!
  • adonisheart

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    Sep 05, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    lol thanks guys. well what are you guys doing to try and get rid of it, that is actually showing results?
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Sep 05, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    From what I've read, you can't spot-treat fat deposits. So, be it back fat or belly fat, you have to get it rid of it all the same. Which would be more cardio and less calories.
  • adonisheart

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    Sep 05, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    lol well i know that you cant spot treat fat deposits
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Sep 06, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    bobbih2009 saidlol well i know that you cant spot treat fat deposits


    And also, I think it's in our genes. Our bodies have a pre-determined order where we store excess calories and where we remove them. For example, I could do cardio every single day and I will still have lower abs with a little cushion. Just the way it is. Embrace the handles.
  • adonisheart

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    Sep 06, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    hmm ive oftten thought that... i guess i shouldnt get to comfortable in a relationship agian lol
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    Sep 06, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    Too me you look very slim so I'm not sure if I'd be trying to lose more weight. As your trainer switches up your routine (hopefully he knows what he's doing) you'll probably begin to see more muscle tone which will take away focus from your problem areas. A lot of guys here swear by HIIT, and I notice a difference in my energy levels when I do interval training as well.

    For the meals you may want to try bringing stuff from home to snack on, apples, bananas, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, granola, clif bars, and cans of tuna are all things that can be taken into work with you. If there's a fridge where you can put your stuff, then you have even more options.