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JDETWILER SparkPoints: (183)
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11/24/13 9:49 P

If you have an hourglass figure to start, you will probably just lose inches proportionally. Your bust and hips might get smaller, but so should your waist. I avoided lifting for most of my life and started seriously about a year ago. I definitely still have my curves and didn't bulk. Plus I am much more fit. Good luck!


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11/23/13 8:11 P

IMO strength training should enhance what you have! Muscle is more compact and defined.

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11/22/13 3:28 P

You can't really control your shape--it is what it is.

I seem to be more and more of an hourglass the more I work out and lose weight--maybe the same will happen to you.

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11/22/13 10:22 A

Depends on your body type. If you carry more weight on your lower body than upper body, then probably.

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11/22/13 8:06 A

My daughter has a beautiful hour glass figure, I don't. It's the body God gave us. No guarentee .

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11/22/13 6:38 A

Burning fat is an all-body process, and you can't target where (or where you don't) lose fat from. Overall body shape is largely a matter of genetics.

However, many fitness professionals pursue body fat percentages down into the teens, while somewhere in the 20's is considered in the healthy range for women. Take a look at the photos at www.builtlean.com/2012/09/24/body-fat-perc
entage-men-women/
to see what different body fat percentages look like. You may choose not to pursue such low figures as some fitness professionals.

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OLGA18 SparkPoints: (12,453)
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11/22/13 3:56 A

If people have a rectangular figure it's because they have a rectangular figure.
Exercise will only enhance the body you have, you can't change a body shape with any kind of exercise.

DEATHLILLY11 SparkPoints: (4,054)
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11/22/13 12:44 A

If I lose a lot of body fat and tone up will I lose my waist?
I have an hourglass figure and I noticed that a large amount of fitness professionals and friends of mine that practically live in the gym are very rectangular shaped, I want to lose all my flab and tone up so I can wear a bikini without my sides eating the straps but I don't want to look like action man. Does anyone have any advice or know any good exercises for keeping a feminine shape?

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