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Abs, Pelivis, Stomach/Weight Loss

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2009/07/16 13:27:08 (permalink)

Abs, Pelivis, Stomach/Weight Loss

Basically. I want the bottom half of my upper body to be in super shape!
Ive started training hard now, but really want to work to my maximum potential to get this right.

Ive started following this video which works on your abs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tDZRogSbbU

Then straight after, im doing a few sets of planks to get my V shaped pelvic muscles looking great.

Then the following day, im doing 20 minutes on a cross trainer, and I really am sweating my bollox off!

Can someone tell me if this is going to be enough to see some good improvements over the next few weeks/months.

Obviously I need to have a diet aswell which I know absolutley nothing about, and to be honest, I dont really have the funds at the moment to start buying all fancy food as I was made redundant in June :(

So lay it on gently haha :)

Cheers guys.

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    LMC
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    Re:Abs, Pelivis, Stomach/Weight Loss 2009/07/17 09:04:09 (permalink)
    The text at the beginning of that advert video states:
    Born localised fat
    Working aerobically on your abdominal muscles for over 7 monutes stimulates the capillaries in this area. These in turn increase the blood flow. A greater blood flow means a greater flow of oxygen - and fat only burns in the presence of oxygen.
    Toned muscles need more calories to stay active. Our organism tends to release these calories from the area nearest the muscle, in this case the waist area.
    The guy should be shot for perpetuating that myth. Sadly ab exercises do not equal a reduction in bodyfat in the ab area. However, abdominal exercises will work the abdominal muscles so if you're training that area and doing CV exercise you'll be working on improving the muscles AND losing the bodyfat.

    If you're only doing 20 mins on the X-trainer then increase that to 45 mins upwards unless you're doing this Interval or HIIT style. You could also increase the number of CV sessions.
    Are you doing any resistance training or is it just the abs you're working on?
     
    As for diet, pop over to the Diet & Nutrition forum for the low down on what you should be eating.
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    Re:Abs, Pelivis, Stomach/Weight Loss 2009/07/18 11:22:07 (permalink)
    Just the abs at the moment fella. The X-Trainer has some like endurance levels ranging from 1 to 6, 1 being the easiest. I have it on 4, going for about 20 minutes, I generally think thats all I can do as im going like a bat out of hell and feel like death when I get off it, so I do think im working to my full potential on that at the moment. Although I will increase as I get fitter.

    I didnt believe that working on abs will loose you weight, so I didnt take any note of what the description of the video says, just to clear that haha! It sounded a load of bollox anyway!

    The only problem for me is, dedication! I just cant seem to stick to doing something when I start. The moment I see results, Im pretty sure its going to give me that lift I need to keep going. Ive already lost about 3lbs in 5 days so thats a start for me. I really dont want to get skinnier tho, I just have a bit of a belly that covers my abs.

    Any adivce?

    Cheers mate.

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