I am overweight, well actually just flabby in the stomach, how should I solve this?`?
Topic: I am overweight, well actually just flabby in the stomach, how should I solve this?`?
September 23, 2019 / By Bailie Question:
I work out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays because of my college class schedule. I have full access to a gym with about every kind of equipment. I'm a pretty decent weightlifter able to do bench press, deadlift, and squat at around 80 lbs. But I am pretty fat in the abdominal so I want to add in to my workout time (usually 45 min. powerlift, but I can make it 90 min) a workout to really nail the core. Would everyone who is an experienced weightlifter(anyone who changed significantly in muscle in about 2-3months) please share their weekly workout schedule or advice?
Oh and I don't want anything to do with treadmill, ellipticals, or other cardio machines I think they are just a waste of time, but if they are in your workouts just include it anyway. SHARING WORKOUTS would probably help me the best. Extra info: my height is around 5ft. 8.5 inches I'm a short guy. I keep the food I eat pretty healthy most of the time, but I still eat stuff with some fat.
Oh I should be more specific. My weight right now is 176. I want to gain muscle, but its hard to eat lotsa meats since I'm in college and I really can't spend that much on just food. Thoughts toward this people?
Best Answers: I am overweight, well actually just flabby in the stomach, how should I solve this?`?
Adallina | 1 day ago
A while ago, my older brother was really chubby in high school.
Then, with the proper dieting and fitness, he is in great shape.
Here is what he did:
1. The most important rule is to be able to control everything, ranging from workout to what you're eating.
2. to lose fat, cut out carbs, sugars, and any junk food.
3. try to stay closer in diet to leafy greens, and natural foods.
4. If it helps, record what you eat.
I have to break it to you, but cardio is very, VERY important. This is what gets you going in order to break down fats. Even if you go easier on the workout, but you run for 30 minutes per day, you will see yourself losing weight.
Next, are the arm and ab workouts, just try and see what is best for you, and stick with it.
Most importantly, the ab exercises:
There is a exercises that is called the 5 minute challenge, this is what it consists of:
(30 seconds switching)
Crunches, the plank, and burpees.
you can do many abs exercises, these are just some of them. there are many more options online.
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Originally Answered: What do you all think of Chaz Bono saying about the way overweight men are treated vs overweight women?
This is very interesting. I'm the first one to say that women are more scrutinized for their weight and physical appearance-- I have seen this many times with my own personal experience (which is what Chaz is basing his viewpoint off of.) I do blogs on youtube, and sometimes I'll review American Idol and the X Factor, etc.. I've seen several times when I've said the exact same thing as another blogger (who is an overweight man,) he gets criticized for other things, but no one mentions his physical appearance, whereas the comments I get on my videos from angry people almost always mention my weight or physical appearance in some capacity. Same thing with ppl who disagree w/ me on here..Anyway, I'll be the first person to say that our own personal experiences aren't necessarily indicative of the entire cultural view, and it is a rather weak argument to use your own experiences as a defense, but I am listing this as a response because that is exactly what Chaz is doing. One of the things that makes it such a weak argument is how easy it is to dispute it, "well I'VE noticed something different..."
Anyway, I will say that in the unique Dancing w/ the Stars world, Chaz is right. Overweight women are treated kinder (although the matter is mentioned every 5 seconds and their weight loss is constantly mentioned and applauded.) However, this is actually a response to the fact that women are judged more harshly for their weight. Just like we're more careful about race issues when it comes to races who have been oppressed, we're going to be overlysensitive to women when it comes to weight. It's overcompensation to a degree... so yes, as far as DWTS is concerned, Chaz is correct. But as far as the rest of society goes, it is overweight women who are judged much more harshly for it. As women are judged first and foremost on their looks. Men are judged primarily on other attributes (like monetary value and strength.)
There are two ways to solve it:
Either you bulk up like crazy so that the fat is distributed over more muscle
or you work to trim up.
Trimming up means cardio. You have to burn calories. Use lower weights with HIGH reps (like 5 sets of 20 on your benches).
If you want to bulk up, you're looking at things like static contraction workouts. This means that you use VERY heavy weights (like 200% of your normal "max"), contract your muscles some (WITH A SPOTTER OR RACK) and hold it for 7 to 10 seconds.
Beyond that, what do you mean you eat "healthy"? Show me a bodybuilder who eats primarily low-protein foods, and I'll show you a bodybuilder who's never won anything. While you build up, you have to eat proteins and meats. Otherwise you get that scrawny hipster look. If that's your thing, then I guess I'm steering you down the wrong path.
If you're benching and squatting 80 pounds, you're considered by most programs to be very under your normal weight. A usually agreed upon "healthy" is being able to bench your own weight.
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jogging is an excellent exercise because it let you lose weight
evenly throughout your whole body. If you want to lose weight in
specific areas, you should target them with exercises. If they are
your problem areas, they will be very difficult to tone. You will have
to work double on them. The best approach is this:
1. Lower/control your daily calorie intake (control for normal
weight, lower for overweight).
2. Run/jog to lower your overall body fat percentage.
3. Target your problem areas with exercises.
an excellent exercise, you can do it in front of your TV: sit on a
stool, and put your toes under something (piece of heavy furniture,
for example). In your hands hold a little dumbbell. Please, make sure
that it is not very heavy, start with one kilo, for example, or you
will damage your back and spine! Slowly move the upper part of your
body back, until it's parallel with the ground. Stop for a second and
move it back to the sitting position. Repeat ten times. Every week add
to the number of repetitions. You will see the results in a week,
guaranteed! You will see or feel under the fat - if you have any - six
pack and muscles. Dumbbells do wonders. Much better than these
crunches - I came up to three hundreds and there was no results AT
ALL. With the dumbbells you will see it in a week.
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Im 48 bout 148-150 5'8" i was a somewhat "big" baby 8 pounds but i wasnt that long,all my life i got a beer/pot/gut on me .3months in the USMC bootcamp the jeans i wore to bootcamp (118 lbs) going in 150 coming out and doing roughly 200 situps a day running everywhere you go my pants would not fit over my thighs yet still"gut" and no azz wish i could help you good luck
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I know what you mean man. I got rid of mine by every angled sit up you could possibly do on a adjustible bench. 250 a day is what I had to do. When you start to platue add weight
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Originally Answered: What is the best way to lose weight and not have flabby loose skin?
Congratulations! You are on the right track: proper diet and exercise do work.
Ideally, the best basic program involves (1) fitness exercise (cardio), (2) eating properly, and (3) strength training.
(1) You are already doing mild cardio. If you like the machine you are using, that is fine. If you average 30 minutes daily, you will probably not gain any fat. If you do a bit more than that, say, 45 to 60 minutes daily, you will begin to lose fat just from that.
If you don't like it, try brisk walking. Simply walk at a 4 mph pace for an average of 45 to 60 minutes daily.
The mild cardio will burn extra calories during and immediately after exercise.
(2) It’s critical to eat and drink properly. Drink plenty of water, at least 3 quarts daily.
Eat smaller meals more frequently. Eat a meal about every 3 waking hours. Ensure that each meal has sufficient proteins from natural sources. 'Sufficient' means at least 20 grams per feeding if you are male and at least 15 grams per feeding if you are female.
Eliminate ALL refined (processed) carbohydrates. Keep your total daily carb intake to 75 grams or lower and get all of them from natural sources such as (preferably organic) vegetables and low-sugar fruits. If you make this one adjustment, you are likely soon to experience dramatic results quickly.
(3) Do proper strength training about twice a week. Focus only on the basic exercises, namely, squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, dips, and chins. Learn proper technique and use it on every rep.
This will increase the amount of muscle you have. Muscle is your METABOLIC FURNACE, which will burn extra calories 24 hours a day.
A given volume of muscle is heavier than the same volume of fat. So, don't worry about your weight. Measure your percentage of body fat. (The best way at home is with plastic caliphers.) After all, if you lost ten pounds of fat and put on ten pounds of muscle, your weight would be unchanged but your percentage of body fat would be greatly improved (and you'd probably look better and be healthier, too).
Of course, you may wish to check with your personal physician before significantly changing your exercise habits.
Furthermore, don't try to make more than one major change at a time. You are already doing mild cardio. Why not next try to eat more cleanly and naturally for a month? Once you have established those two as habits, then consider adding strength training.
If you do, you will have developed a sustainable program that will work for you until your dotage.
At the bottom of this reply, I have included some helpful web pages for free information about foods to speed up your metabolism and free workouts and programs for cardio and weight training.
I hope this helps you, Terri.
All my best wishes.