I weight train 2 days a week for 45 minutes (total body) and swim 2 days a week for an hour with one 15 minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) set.
I eat very healthy, and my diet is composed of a lot of protein (45%), low healthy fats (30%), and very low carbs (25%, none of the bad ones). I also drink a lot of water and green tea.
I started out at 195 and got down to 176 and now back around 180. My body is more toned but I still have fat in my stomach area that I can't seem to shake and I don't feel like I'm making anymore progress.
I drank a lot in college and developed a slight beer belly, but it was never very large.
I am now at 10.8% body fat and most forums say I should be able to see my abs but I can't. I mean I can kind of see them barely if i look in the mirror at the right angle but that is it.
Please Help, I don't know what to do. Am i being impatient? I've been at this since September. Maybe I should take a fat burner?
Thanks in Advance.
01-11-2010, 10:10 AM #1
10.8% Body Fat and STILL Have Belly Fat, HELP?
01-11-2010, 10:11 AM #2
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Last edited by th3pwn3r; 01-11-2010 at 10:29 AM."Everyone thinks they're on their way to single digit body fat as soon as they see a blurry four-pack in the right lighting.Your final body weight at 5-6% will be a lot less than what you think.Talk to me again when you get in contest shape." I'd be willing to say that 95% of people on this forum accomplish nothing in years, don't be one of those people. It's sad,they seem to have the knowledge many don't but can't utilize it.
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I Rep back always. Put it in comment.
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Only people who doesnt squat or deadlift are the ones who cant see most of their abs when they get to 10% BF. That or those who dont lift weights at all.
Post some pics to be sure. I think the problem might be the calculations/caliper reads being inaccurate.My Journal: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=4249583
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