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I have a lot of belly fat!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Worried I have a lot of belly fat and now I am doing sit ups daily. (They hurt my back.)

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BRONZNCOLOR 12/7/2012 12:02AM

    Thank you everyone!!!

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CHOCSUNDAE 12/6/2012 2:46PM

    I'm so glad I decided to read your blog. I have a lot of belly fat too and you have received some very good advice here. I'm going to take that advice and use it too!! We can do this!!

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PLATINUM755 12/5/2012 9:05PM

    When people think of situps/crunches, they think of being on the floor. Most of the situp/crunch positions can be done standing up, just check out the popular Shaun T Hip Hop Abs -- the exact same moves only without the inflexible floor (you should be able to find illustrations via youtube as well). I also found my library carries the workout disc and I can take the disc out for 30 days at a time, if requested. (WooHoo...that means free!) The technique of 'tilt, tuck and tightened' has been added back to my dance routine and WOW what a difference! emoticon emoticon

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X5X52000 12/5/2012 2:55PM

    To aid in the belly fat has 85% to do with diet and 15% exercise!Try doing crunches instead of situps. Treat your abs like any other muscle and give it some rest so dont work on your abs everyday. 3 to 4 times a week max and rest in between days. emoticon

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 12/5/2012 12:12PM

    Got belly fat? Well get in line :) cuz so do I! I like the hip hop abs too. I ready a Spark article that encouraged planks and modified planks to save your back from the added stress of sit ups.

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LILSHINE 12/5/2012 10:08AM

    You've been given great advice. That's always the last area that I see a change in. I have ALOT OF belly fat as well. I focus on cardio. A co-worker that workouts told me to focus on that for a while to help me loose weight. Not so much strength training with weights but use my body to strength train (push-ups dips, planks, etc.). I've been on the treadmill and ellipitical for a while now and although my legs, thighs and lower parts are slimming my belly has change a teensy bit. But change will come in time.

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SUNSET09 12/5/2012 9:00AM

  I have belly fat as well as I am losing weight and it's getting to the last hard areas to lose. I even have a four pack right now. I like sit-ups and also believe it's the total body workout that works the best. We're in this together! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 12/5/2012 7:26AM

    Yes, look at your eating habits! Someone once written that Abs are created in the kitchen! Try to keep track of everything you eat! Then, like others are saying get that cardio in! Also, I'm not sure if you like DVDs, but Hip Hop Abs is a great workout for the abs which is mostly standing ab work. Just some suggestions, because I completely know how you feel. I have a lot of belly fat as well, but I'm seeing it going down.

Hang in there! You can do it! Keep pushing & you'll see results!

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ANEWME1313 12/5/2012 6:29AM

  It's important to listen to your body and also know your limitations. Choose exercise that gets your heart rate up, but doesn't hurt you. I understand the temptation to "target" areas we don't like, but cardio will burn the fat in your stomach area (by burning all over) efficiently without situps. If you are trying to increase your stomach muscles, maybe try sitting on the edge of a chair and lifting your legs. As your weight reduces, you can add other exercises that are comfortable to do which will target the stomach area. Until your overall body fat reduces, building muscle in your stomach may make it look bigger :( Good luck to you :)

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ANDYLIN90 12/5/2012 2:01AM

    Stick to a healthy eating plan, add some daily cardio and save your back by not doing sit-ups. Good luck.

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LOSE4LIFE47 12/5/2012 1:49AM

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