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OKay so I'm 18 and i am really looking forward to getting a riped stomach. I am about 150 pound, however my weight changes whenever i get on the scale, the range is 147-154. I've had this issue with my stomach ever since i was 12 and i cant seem to lose any weight in that area. I have about 1/4 of an inch i can pinch on my abdominals and about 3/4th of an inch i can pnch on my obliques. I got to the gym mon, wednes, and fri of every week for about 1 and a half hours. I do 50 minutes of weight loss, burning about 700-750 calories each time and i finish the workout with weight lifting for about 30 minutes. I eat healthy, taking in about 1500-1600 calories a day and still i can not seem to lose the weight. i just dont know what to do. In good lighting i can see the top abs but eveything else just seems to be covered in fat. I cant stand it. Any tips would be amazing.....
A pic of me http://s321.photobucket.com/albums/nn390/electro650/?action=view¤t=100_1312.jpg



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Spiderman
Moderator
8/26/2008 9:22:21 AM
I love it when I see someone who is committed and already has enjoyed some degree of success. I too had trouble exposing those stubborn ab muscles. Here's what I did to get them showing.

1.) Change your nutritional habits.

The number of calories doesn't matter quite so much as where you're getting them from. I follow the paleolithic regimen (you can read up online anywhere) DO NOT eat anything out of a box, can, bag or any other package (unless it's carrots or lettuce or someting) Minimize your intake of grains in any form including rice, pasta even beans (hard beans, not green) Eat lots of lean meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts and some fruit. Get your energy from fat, not carbs. (counterintuitive I know)

2.) Rip up those abs.

I finally achieved success by just slaughtering them. 15 - 20 minutes doing sets of 25 crunches, leg raises, sit ups, v ups, etc with 10 second breaks between sets. If you can stand up straight the next day after your first go at them, you didn't hit the intensity you need.

3.) Work smarter, not harder.

HIIT or high intensity interval training has been proven to be far more effective at burning fat than steady pace cardio. Read up online.
Do your weight training on days you are not doing cardio or HIIT, or at least separate the two workouts on the same day. After nearly an hour of cardio, your body has gone into a catabolic state, burning muscle for energy. Lifting weights in this state is probably not very effective for gaining metabolism boosting muscle mass. HIIT will shorten your workout so you never get in this catabolic zone.

These things worked for me, I hope it helps.


GuerillaGirl
Newbie
2 Posts
8/10/2008 8:40:25 AM
I would suggest... not much. You look FANTASTIC! I believe people that have absolutely no visible fat follow unhealthy practices-adding chemicals in the form of supplements or regimens that consume almost every waking moment.

I have a friend who's incredibly fit. She does this by changing up her routine. One week she'll trail run, the next swim. Get out of the gym and into the fresh air.

But honestly, you look really good. Good work to get where you are!


essej88
Newbie
5 Posts
7/10/2008 10:50:49 AM
i would suggest eating very small meals each day and getting some exercise and plenty of water in you


irishabs
Myfit Moderator
Yelm Washington Personal Trainer
7/6/2008 12:32:43 PM
To start off on helpin you out, what is your stumach routine like....maybe you are not being agressive enough on your abdominals.

Also maybe you are taking in more calories than you think that you are.





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