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STORMWOLFE Posts: 123
1/1/12 1:29 A

yeah i figured that was the case but i thought i'd ask.
I guess i'll just work on the whole lot...
still if i stick it out this time i will be happy in the end

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1/1/12 12:49 A

I agree with Zorbs. Burning fat is an all-body process, and unfortunately you can't target where you lose fat from. Energy is delivered to your muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores. Specific core exercises (eg. crunches) will build up 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 though a combination (in decreasing order of effectiveness) of watching your intake, all-body strength training and cardio, and some of it will naturally come off the belly.

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12/31/11 10:29 P

You can't spot reduce fat.

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STORMWOLFE Posts: 123
12/31/11 10:22 P

hi, i know i could scroll through everything and find the info i'm looking for probably but i hiught i'd ask and see if someone could at least direct me to the existing conversation on the topic.

I'm embarking on a weight loss and healthy diet change of life today, I've done it befor to great success...the difference this time is i have a target part of my body i really want to hit, i want to lose the weight, tone it up etc. right now it needs to be me low impact stuff until the muscles get stronger and i usually base my exercise on wii programs.

I'm aiming to 'reshape' my stomach. after having 2 kids i don't expect to ever look like a model but i'd like to feel like i look less like the Michelin man.
Ideas on exercises and activities that will best suit such targeted goals? previously my weight loss goals have been just general so I've never looked into it before.

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