The "apron" is fat and often loose skin. I have one as well after 2 pregnancies/C-sections. It is also for some reason, extremely stubborn fat. Fat cannot be targeted with exercise. Strength training exercises are to develop the muscle. They have nothing to do with the fat on top. No amount of "lower ab"-targeted (there really is no such thing, the abs are one muscle) will have any affect whatsoever on the fat on top of the muscle.
The only way to lose fat is through a calorie deficit (ie: eating less and moving more to lose weight). So staying in your calorie range and cardio.
I have seen fit and thin woman who have had children and *still* have a bit of an overhang. I'm not sure how it works for those who are overweight/obese who haven't been pregnant but I imagine it's similar. I weigh around 110-115 lbs and still have a major overhang despite strength training for a year.
The only way to get rid of it is through surgery. Weight loss will help shrink it a little.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 6/23/2013 (12:04)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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