Hi all, I'm an 18 year old male around 5'10" and 135 lbs (skinny by north american standards, but I guess not that bad by the rest of the world's standards).
Anyway, I started a weight training program about 2 months ago and have been working out at least every other day since I started. I try to work out all parts of my body but feel that I have been neglecting my abdominal area. I either bicycle/walk a few kilometers every day and eat a healthy diet.
My concern is that I am noticing a bit of belly fat (just a bit, I think) on my abdominal area. When I stand up and tuck/flex my stomach, it seems to be well-shaped. But when I slouch and completely relax my abdominal muscles, the stomach seems to be sticking out a bit (just a bit past nipples). When I sit down or bend over, rolls are visible.
Is this normal for a person of my description? Or do I have something to worry about? I guess I should step up the cardio, but what do you guys think?
By the way, I have been drinking a protein shake every day (with one scoop protein mix) with yogurt, milk and frozen berries.
I didn't really notice all this until I got a bit conscious about body build.
09-28-2009, 07:46 PM #1
Stomach fat on a skinny guy, is this normal?
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09-28-2009, 07:55 PM #3
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09-28-2009, 07:58 PM #4
What I was more concerned with was the uneven distribution of fat that I (think) I am observing on my stomach, as opposed to on my arms, legs, or upper chest. I am trying to get rid of it and tone it down as much as I can.
And if I didn't make myself clear enough, let me state that I am most certainly not comparing myself to people who are starving.
Thanks for your reply.
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09-28-2009, 08:22 PM #9
I have also started the P90X ab workout program. It's really good and I like it so far.
As for the details on the diet:
breakfast - omlette, milk, juice, protein shake
lunch - usually rice with meat such as chicken, fish, salmon sandwhich, subs, that sort of thing
dinner - rice almost certainly with lentals, sometimes meat, a whole assortment of vegetables for sure
Again, thanks for the reply.
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09-29-2009, 12:15 AM #18
1. Make a workout routine for every day of the week
2. Go to the gym and start lifting
3. Eat a lot of chicken/fish/other healthy food. If you're not using supplements, drink a few glasses of milk every day
It doesn't get much simpler, really
And, you're not pumping up by asking us on these forums. Your replies are ridiculously long, just get to the point.
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