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#1 Rudy

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 14:38

So I'm just about done P90x (one week left) and I'm really happy with the results, BUT I'm still having a hard time losing the fat around the belly and I'm looking for an excersise or workout that would help lose it.

 

I have a fairly healthy diet and I don't eat very much, I drink mostly sparkling water and black coffee so I don't think the problem can easily be fixed with diet alone.

 

Any suggestions to what would help burn off the extra? It's not a lot, but I feel like my core muscles are a lot stronger than they used to be and I would like to be able to see them ;)




#2 Soldiers33

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 14:48

excercises dont get rid of fat, they build muscle. Just need to run and run and run to burn it off.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 14:54

excercises dont get rid of fat, they build muscle. Just need to run and run and run to burn it off.

I used to run, the plan after P90x is to redo it but every second day instead of every day (so it will take about 6 months to do instead of 3) and to replace the slow days (yoga etc) with a 10k run instead



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 14:57

Cardio helps shift fat. Most of fat loss is your diet also.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 15:08

Belly fat is the last fat to go.. Instead of fairly healthy diet, if you're serious, cut out all processed food.

 

Also as stated before, do some running, swimming, cross-trainer etc.

 

Muscle burns fat too, so bulking up will help too.. Oh and protein :)



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 15:08

Like others have said. Cardio will get with of fat. If you have a reasonably healthy diet.

So do a run, cycling, swimming. Do as much as you can really. The last bit of fat is usually the hardest to get rid of. You might just have to push yourself that little bit more to get rid of it.

 

Still do exercise with this. sit ups, ab crunches, etc. So it will tone also.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 15:19

Alright so looks like phase 2 will burn off the rest of the fat :)  Thanks guys



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:17

Also, instead of just going out and running normally, do intervals.  Mix in sprints followed by periods of normal running to get your breathing back to normal, then right back into sprints.  Some studies have shown that interval training is more efficient at burning fat calories.  Worth a shot!



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:21

spot reduction is a myth. keep losng fat and eventually it will go.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:33

spot reduction is a myth. keep losng fat and eventually it will go.

At this point the belly is really the last area where I have accumulated fat, everywhere else is pretty lean



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:33

Switching to more vegetarian food, leafy vegetables, no egg yolk, proper gymming and running, is what worked for me. I have shredded lots of weight, and it took time to do that, but was worth it. Plus assuming you are an app developer, so i guess you spend lots of time on coding on your applications, sitting. So try to do "abs" exercises. Ask your gym coach for supervision. :)


Edit : comparison (before and after switch)

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:48

do you have a before and after fotos?



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:51

Switching to more vegetarian food, leafy vegetables, no egg yolk, proper gymming and running, is what worked for me. I have shredded lots of weight, and it took time to do that, but was worth it. Plus assuming you are an app developer, so i guess you spend lots of time on coding on your applications, sitting. So try to do "abs" exercises. Ask your gym coach for supervision. :)


Edit : comparison (before and after switch)

 

Congrats!



#14 Praetor

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 16:54

Switching to more vegetarian food, leafy vegetables, no egg yolk, proper gymming and running, is what worked for me. I have shredded lots of weight, and it took time to do that, but was worth it. Plus assuming you are an app developer, so i guess you spend lots of time on coding on your applications, sitting. So try to do "abs" exercises. Ask your gym coach for supervision. :)


Edit : comparison (before and after switch)

DicAcpa.jpg

 

Looks good (the results, not you, you look hideous lol jk)

 

PS: funny that the second picture looks 'shoped...



#15 simrat

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 17:06

Looks good (the results, not you, you look hideous lol jk)

 

PS: funny that the second picture looks 'shoped...


lol thanks :p

Yea little skin retouching and color filter, it was for my friend's hair salon.


Congrats!

Thank you :), if you can post your current picture, maybe i can guess how much time it will take to shred properly.