i am 24 and 165Pounds, have been working out 5 times a week plus abs everyday after lifting... the problem i have is belly fats, i got all muscles under the fat that i can feel it but don't exactly know on how to get a rid of this belly fat.
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Thread: Can't lose belly fat
10-22-2011, 08:48 AM #1
Can't lose belly fat
10-22-2011, 08:51 AM #2
10-22-2011, 08:52 AM #3
Work out your macros, eat about 500 calories under maintenance. Lift heavy to preserve muscle mass, do cardio if you enjoy it to burn up some caloriesI rape back measley reps, just ask in the comment section
10-22-2011, 08:53 AM #4
10-22-2011, 08:56 AM #5
i do heavy weights at the gym from 1 hour to 1 45 minutes 5 times a day, i do cardio every 3 days, just taking some protien shake and eating 4 eggs white some oatmeal for breakfast and good lunch and veggies for dinner.....
10-22-2011, 09:01 AM #6
10-22-2011, 09:32 AM #7
Have you been losing any fat? If so just keep doing what you are doing and have patience. If you have been gaining fat or staying the same, eat less. Keep your protein and fats up and lower complex carbs to hit a calorie deficit. When you eat in a deficit for 3 days or so you will know it. You will feel a bit different and see rapid bf changes in the mirror.
10-22-2011, 12:39 PM #8
you dont have much fat to go, just cut cals.IIFYM crews ....I Reps back.
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10-22-2011, 02:13 PM #9
10-22-2011, 02:43 PM #10
10-22-2011, 06:08 PM #11
It was interesting hearing this from a male perspevtive. I am struggling with the belly fat myself. I haven't tried counting calories but realize I'm gonna have to get all scientific n sh!t if I want real results. Good luck!
10-23-2011, 12:11 AM #12
i am talking about 5 times a week workout.
10-23-2011, 12:18 AM #13
U build muscle (bulk) nd I think u will look greater + belly will be untoticeable
10-23-2011, 12:41 AM #14
Calorie deficit diet.
10-23-2011, 01:26 AM #15
Just have to keep cutting with the calorie deficit. Doesn't look like you have much belly fat. I hear it gets much harder when you have less body fat, but I can't say I've ever had a very low bf anyway. Good luck.
10-23-2011, 02:12 AM #16
Thanks for the quick reply..
10-23-2011, 08:04 AM #17
You may want to move away from the heavy lifting and move towards more of a lighter weight higher rep routine, as for building muscle(heavy lifting requires high calorie intake) you have to choose if you want size or lean-mass- cant have both when your attempting to burn that belly fat!! Also keep less rest time between sets- in turn keeping your HR high. Attempting to do cardio at least one more day a week will also have an impact.
10-23-2011, 10:11 PM #18
10-24-2011, 12:33 AM #19
I'm on a cut now. Trying to lose 5kg all up so I can get my abs on show. Lost 2.5kg in 20 days from reduced food intake (didn't count macros) and cardio 5 times per week. You seem to have hit the point where the body refuses to budge/ moves very slowly. My cardio is out doors running which includes mix of: jump squats, bursts, straightline sprints and push ups in addition to regular jogging. I will cover about 5-6km each day. Weekends are reserved for heavy lifting.
I don't know the exact answer, but what I am planning to do is to cut my food intake significantly. Two meals max per day. First meal around 11am and second meal right before weights (need the energy to get through).
FWIW, I do predominately high rep sets (10-12) with weights about 90% of what I was lifting when on maintenance calories.
I'm not too sure about LBM loss, but hey, I look better already an the muscle lines are beginning to show more clearly. 2.5 more kg would get me to the target.
Good luck... try upping your cardio!
10-24-2011, 02:03 AM #20
OP, the human body is very interesting and unique. The difference between 10% and 15% for me is a little less than 7 lb of fat. However, 10 and 15 is a night and day difference. The difference will be less for you. Cut at a rate of 1 lb a week or .5 lb for 4-8 weeks and I'm confident you'll arrive at the end of the lit tunnel. Do not fear the possible!
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04-18-2013, 05:24 AM #22
Hey im with you on that one im having the same problem, I can eat nothing , still lift, still loads of energy, still building muscle but bellys the same. i must be a human robot :-)
04-18-2013, 07:25 AM #23
Just make sure you track your calories and be consistent
04-18-2013, 08:54 AM #24
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09-05-2016, 07:58 AM #25
I was going through the same problem couple of months ago but after starting on a consistent routine and after the elimination of sugar and processed food i am loosing fat. In fact i have lost 7 kgs in 50 days. So track your food and you will see results.
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