Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Registered User ItsStillYourSet's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Posts: 2
    Rep Power: 0
    ItsStillYourSet is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    ItsStillYourSet is offline

    Can't lose the belly fat

    I'm 5'11 and 225lbs (down from 237 6 weeks ago) with 15% body fat. I've been hitting the weights pretty hard and even though I haven't loss as much weight as I wanted to I am seeing definition in my chest and arms. My goal is to get down to 200lbs in 2 months, by any means necessary.

    The problem is I can't lose the belly fat. I eat clean 90% of the time, pound water and eat foods that are belly friendly (almonds, avocados, etc).

    I sometimes try and mix in cardio but I have some ligament damage t one of my knees.

    I know you can't spot train to get abs, so any advice will help.

    Thanks guys.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User imon1's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'11", 179 lbs
    Posts: 61
    Rep Power: 47
    imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) imon1 has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit imon1's BodySpace
    imon1 is offline
    At 5'11 225 chances are your not 15% bf. eating clean is good but is worthless for weight loss if you don't have a calorie deficit. I would read into some of the stickies and get your nutrition squared away. That's generally the hardest part. Hitting the weights is good but your gonna need some cardio to lose the weight. Try low impact stuff like the bike, swimming, Ect. Best of luck
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User bs-stunting's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: United States
    Age: 28
    Stats: 6'0", 180 lbs
    Posts: 675
    BodyPoints: 103
    Rep Power: 198
    bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) bs-stunting has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit bs-stunting's BodySpace
    bs-stunting is offline
    Originally Posted by imon1 View Post
    At 5'11 225 chances are your not 15% bf. eating clean is good but is worthless for weight loss if you don't have a calorie deficit. I would read into some of the stickies and get your nutrition squared away. That's generally the hardest part. Hitting the weights is good but your gonna need some cardio to lose the weight. Try low impact stuff like the bike, swimming, Ect. Best of luck
    Solid advice up until the "needs cardio to lose weight". He does not need it. Cardio is just a tool or an aide for fat loss. Puts you in a bigger deficit, that is all. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of cardio and I think everyone on this planet should do it, but it isn't needed for fat loss.
    "So you think you can win?....... I don't think I can lose."
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User ddtymd's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Stats: 171 lbs
    Posts: 18
    Rep Power: 0
    ddtymd is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit ddtymd's BodySpace
    ddtymd is offline
    Originally Posted by imon1 View Post
    At 5'11 225 chances are your not 15% bf. eating clean is good but is worthless for weight loss if you don't have a calorie deficit. I would read into some of the stickies and get your nutrition squared away. That's generally the hardest part. Hitting the weights is good but your gonna need some cardio to lose the weight. Try low impact stuff like the bike, swimming, Ect. Best of luck
    cardio isn't a must for fatloss
    you can replace cardio with superset training in gym.that will burn your bodyfat.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    2 victor goes spoils THe WeapoN's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Australia
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'11", 177 lbs
    Posts: 3,024
    BodyPoints: 4203
    Rep Power: 66
    THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) THe WeapoN has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit THe WeapoN's BodySpace
    THe WeapoN is offline
    Originally Posted by imon1 View Post
    At 5'11 225 chances are your not 15% bf. eating clean is good but is worthless for weight loss if you don't have a calorie deficit. I would read into some of the stickies and get your nutrition squared away. That's generally the hardest part. Hitting the weights is good but your gonna need some cardio to lose the weight. Try low impact stuff like the bike, swimming, Ect. Best of luck
    agreed if you find the cardio to hard just make sure you are in a caloric deficit with weight training and the fat will come off
    we aim for one thing, to be perfect, yet we will never be.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User nightfoxflme's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2013
    Age: 28
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    nightfoxflme is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    nightfoxflme is offline

    belly fat

    Hi all .. im new to the whole bodybuilding world .. i have a bit of a belly and wanted to how best to lose it ... im lifting heavy weight and taking anabolic mass gainer, about 90% of my diet now is good foods ... apart from the 10% of **** is there anything else i should know to help to the unwanted fat ... any advise is great .... thanks
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User MercurialXIII's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Age: 21
    Stats: 5'11", 160 lbs
    Posts: 345
    Rep Power: 26
    MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MercurialXIII has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit MercurialXIII's BodySpace
    MercurialXIII is offline
    Try to cut your almond and avocado intake in half maybe. I know you probably count correctly and keep track and all that. But avocados and nuts are very calorie dense and its easy to underestimate.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User mayaib's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Location: United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'10", 218 lbs
    Posts: 352
    Rep Power: 65
    mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) mayaib has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit mayaib's BodySpace
    mayaib is offline

    Question Help! Advise me please

    HELPPPPPP!

    Hey everyone so Ive lost 40 lbs over the last two and half months but my stomach hasnt changed much. Im On kris gethins dtp program/diet.

    PLEASE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO LOSE ALL THIS XTRA BLOB IN MY STOMACH AREA, MY UPPER BODY LOOKS BETTER BUT IM NOT SATISFIED!!?

    What should I incorporate in my diet (egg white, oats,chicken,fish,almonds, brwn rice, broc, etc) and what exercises should I really go hard on my ab days (2-3 days a week) i know you cant spot reduce, any help would be appreciated..

    Also Ive recently started to do mtn climbers, leg raises, scissors and toe touches all from vids on youtube but what else should I be doing I'm patient but I'd love to see some progress in a month or so! THANK YOU
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User fatboy79's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2013
    Age: 35
    Stats: 5'9", 199 lbs
    Posts: 60
    Rep Power: 113
    fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) fatboy79 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit fatboy79's BodySpace
    fatboy79 is offline
    Originally Posted by mayaib View Post
    HELPPPPPP!

    Hey everyone so Ive lost 40 lbs over the last two and half months but my stomach hasnt changed much. Im On kris gethins dtp program/diet.

    PLEASE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO LOSE ALL THIS XTRA BLOB IN MY STOMACH AREA, MY UPPER BODY LOOKS BETTER BUT IM NOT SATISFIED!!?

    What should I incorporate in my diet (egg white, oats,chicken,fish,almonds, brwn rice, broc, etc) and what exercises should I really go hard on my ab days (2-3 days a week) i know you cant spot reduce, any help would be appreciated..

    Also Ive recently started to do mtn climbers, leg raises, scissors and toe touches all from vids on youtube but what else should I be doing I'm patient but I'd love to see some progress in a month or so! THANK YOU
    Good job on the 40lbs
    but you need to re-read the nutrition stickies because it is evident you are missing some important concepts.... All you're answers are in there. Eating "clean" is worthless and means nothing for specifically losing bf.

    Cliffz..

    Calories in vs. Calories out (Weigh/Measure/Calculate Everything you put in your mouth)-
    20% Deficit is a great place to start
    Macros-This is specific to YOU
    Lifting heavy (for YOU) weights
    Time and Consistency-
    Focus Like a Hawk - on Short Term Long & Term Goals- Write Everything Down in Logs. Empirical evidence that you can see over time , makes all the difference.
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User Bonner7994's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2013
    Posts: 9
    Rep Power: 0
    Bonner7994 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Bonner7994 is offline
    Have you heard about yoga and sit-ups, must try it.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User Relikz's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stats: 5'9", 170 lbs
    Posts: 726
    Rep Power: 322
    Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Relikz has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Relikz's BodySpace
    Relikz is offline
    For most people belly fat is the last to go so you have to lean out everywhere else before your stomach gets lean. Just be patient, stick to what you're doing and you will see results.
    Man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

    My 5 month transformation: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=153826261&p=1067501641#post1067501641
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Should i Bulk or Cut to lose the belly fat?
    By TheMeloman in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-10-2013, 02:19 PM
  2. I can't lose this belly fat! Help!
    By BrawnyIrishman in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-05-2012, 02:12 AM
  3. Continue adding mass OR lose the belly fat?
    By rhino1964 in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-12-2010, 11:55 AM
  4. Can't lose the weight/inches
    By ckeller825 in forum Female Bodybuilding
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-17-2010, 04:13 PM
  5. 34, 5'8", 175; can't seem to lose the belly fat
    By bruciey in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-16-2009, 02:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout