I've been on a cutting diet and routine for around 3-4 months. I've gone from being overweight and out of shape to very athletic and slimmer than I've ever been. I'm happy with the way I look and though I have no accurate way to measure my BF% I'm assuming its getting quite low. Though one thing about my body is getting to me. I have a quite a large bulge in my lower stomach, right above the pelvic area. It looks as if I'm constantly bloated. It's not a small bump or anything of that nature, it's the lower belly itself that buldges out. Is this just normal? Is this a heavy concentration of body fat remaining? Am I likely bloated? Please help me out if you can. If necessary I'll submit a few pics.
Thread: Lower Abdominal Bulge?
08-25-2007, 04:27 PM #1
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Lower Abdominal Bulge?
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08-25-2007, 07:07 PM #5
i've got the same problem. try stomach vacuums, i gotta get back on them soon.
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Sorry for the bump, but I felt compelled to bring this issue up. I have the same problem as the original poster, who complains about a "bulge."
I don't want to go into great detail about my nutrition and training habits. I can assure you that, like most people here, I am very, very, very aware of what goes into my body and dedicated to eating clean and training right. I have just one problem.
The lower part of my abdominals (where the "V" is supposed to be) hangs out. When I pull it in a little bit, my abdominals look fantastic. However, it hangs out. I haven't measured my body fat, though my abdominals (in the mornings especially) have some decent definition.
I've been doing vacuums for almost a week and a half now, and they seem to sort of be helping, but not much. I'm going to continue doing these for a few months and see if it helps at all. However, does anyone have any other advice for someone with this problem?
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04-23-2008, 11:36 AM #12
Your pelvis may be tipped forward. This is due bowel movement, fat, imbalance of weight in the area, and of course muscle. You should be going #2 at least 1-2 times a day and getting rid of about 12 inches of waste in solid, dense and long pieces total. This is good bowel control, if you don't then you have all that extra matter inside of you which WILL make you look that.
Insoluble fibers help out with this a lot. Trust me as soon as you get your bowels in check in this matter you'll see a difference in posture, and improvements with the abdominals and lower back.
04-23-2008, 12:50 PM #13
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04-23-2008, 02:21 PM #14
I have just a tiny tummy. My chest sticks out just as far cuz i've been working it. I don't know what my fat percentage is but if i lost a little fat I know i would see a rip. Can anyone please help. Should I do crunches, situps, cardio everyday? How much and what (carbs, protein, fat) should I eat? I've never cut before.
02-09-2011, 10:11 AM #15
I have 8.4% body fat and have the lower bulge also. My abs are in good shape though. I have a four pack but with that lower bulge sticking out. I don't know if i should try to lose more fat first or what. I've started doing stomach vaccums. Even when i suck in my abs I still see the little bulge. I had to get an x-ray once on my chest before and the doc said i had mild kyphosis (i had poor posture as a child). I don't know if this has cause the lower bulge or not.
02-09-2011, 10:16 AM #16
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03-16-2011, 11:09 PM #17
hey man about ur dull pain u had in ur lower stomech
my dr says its not a hernia or a ceptic ulcer... wich scares the **** out of me >.>( sorry abour langue)
i reduced body fat alot.. workedo ut each day.... stand long hours >.>
but still when i first seen it i thought on no hernia .... for me its week 3.5
im so scared .... can anyone here give in insight to what theirs may be ?
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12-01-2013, 11:35 AM #23
I've had a bump here since i was about 12 years old. I've been in super condition and always had a bump. I think it is linked to posture because if i lean back my abs look awesome (like brad pitt does in fight club). Something i have noticed though is that bread and beer make the bump worse. My mates used to take the piss like "why is your whole body ripped as fcuk and you have a womans little period belly?"
I've found the following things help seriously, When at the gym concentrate on keeping the spine aligned and straight, when recovering dont slouch, when walking imagine a cord is pulling your head upto the sky. Food wise avoid yeast products ie marmite, bread, beer, pizza, etc etc. Have your final meal at 6pm anything after should be a high fibre snack so that you can produce a good stool in the morning. Once a week to fortnight unscrew the shower hose let it run very slightly (be careful here minimal power(that could cause damage) and insert into your anus for 20 seconds or so. This will fill you up with water. do a head stand or sit ups and hold the water in for about 2 mins or as long as you can. When you sit on the bog you will literally spray out any blockages in your bowels. DIY colonic irrigation style. I find leg raises, leg push down, leg raise circles, leg raises swimmer legs are all the best by far for controlling lower abs.
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12-01-2013, 02:52 PM #24