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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,443
11/19/12 4:49 A

I agree with the other posters. Burning fat is an all-body process, and unfortunately you can't target where you lose weight from. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores. Specific exercises will develop the core muscles, but will do absolutely nothing about the overlying layer of fat.

What you can do is to continue to reduce your overall body fat through a combination of cardio, all-body strength training and watching your intake, and sooner or later some it will naturally off the stomach.

Keep doing what you are doing - it sounds like it is working.


MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (78,802)
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11/19/12 2:50 A

There is no exercise that can help you get rid of fat in those areas.

Where the body loses the fat first depends on genetics, and is different from one person to the other. However, as you reduce body fat %, some of the fat burned will come from those areas as well. When your body fat % drops sufficiently, the body will eventually turn to those stubborn fat deposits to compensate for the caloric deficiency.

One needs to only eat whole foods at a moderate caloric deficiency, do strength training and cardio exercises, and be patient.

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
11/19/12 12:46 A

What you are talking about is spot reducing, and it doesn't work. You can work the muscles all you want, it won't make the rolls go away. If you continue to follow a low calories diet, and get in both cardio and strength workouts, you will lose fat overall, and eventually it will go from your problem areas.

ZRIE014 Posts: 60,033
11/19/12 12:11 A

find somebody to help

WISHJAR SparkPoints: (0)
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11/19/12 12:00 A

Hello! [:

I just recently got serious about wanting to lose weight & have lost almost 20lbs since the beginning of September (YAY me!!).

Anyway, I've noticed a major difference in my arms and my thighs but the rolls on my back & my stomach aren't appearing to get any smaller. I understand that they'll slowly start to disappear as I keep losing weight. I still have around 40 pounds left till I meet my goal weight.

I'm looking for a Simple 30-60minute exercise routine or anything I can do that will work my stomach and the muscles in my back (I REALLY want to get rid of these rolls!). I'm not the most coordinated person & I'm kind of awkward so the cardio videos that most people watch online are fairly difficult for me to follow along with (even on easy-mode).

I'd greatly appreciate any guidance/advice! Thanks! [:

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