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Excersizes to decrease flab on stomach and thighs?! HELP!


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Any tips or excersizes?

 

thank you!

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In all honesty, losing abdominal fat has a lot more to do with your eating habits than it does exercise. Nutrition and eating habits probably make up for 70% of success when it comes to getting results with exercise only making up 30%. Also, you can't spot reduce. Just because you work out an area, doesn't mean that you are going to lose fat there. You are simply working the muscle under the fat you want to lose. Once you start eating the right way and exercising more, the fat will come off. However, there is no pre-determined order. Everyone has different genetics and this determines how you lose fat on your body. So you would be better off spending your time doing workouts that utilize a lot of different muscle groups (full body workouts/compound exercises). This will yield better results in terms of calorie burn and raising your metabolism which are huge factors in losing fat.

A few questions for you :

1) What are your eating habits like ? - How many grams of protein, carbs, and fat are you getting per day? How many servings of fruits and vegetables? Do you keep your junk food intake relatively low, or are you eating/drinking bad things multiple times per week?

2) How many calories per day are you getting? Calorie count also plays a huge factor in success. If you want to lose fat, you need to create a calorie deficit (taking in less calories than it takes to maintain your weight). You also need to make sure you are eating enough. A lot of people don't take in enough calories to begin with and then they increase the amount of exercise that they do. So this creates a huge calorie deficit which can actually stall progress.

3) How many times per week are you working out and what you are doing when you workout? Are you only doing cardio? Are you doing any weight training at all? If so, are you using machines or free weights?

I eat very healthy(well for me anyways).  I always avoid packaged food.  Substitute sides and snacks for fruits and veggies.  Eat alot of salmon, chicken, etc, protein based meals.

I eat around 1500 calories

 

I workout 6 days a week. Do about 30-45 minutes of cardio and 20-15 min. of weights. (usually machine weights....shoulders one day, biceps annd triceps the next)

I try to avoid doing leg muscles because I already have alot and I don't want my legs to get bigger.

 

 

You are 15 years old, 5'8' and trying to weigh around 115? (piecing together previous posts by you).  This would be very near the low end of even remotely healthy for your age/height.

1500 is not enough food for the amount of cardio you do, particularly as you are still in a growing phase of your life.  You will have much better luck increasing your calories and increasing the amount of weight-lifting and poundage you are lifting rather than cutting your calories and increasing your cardio. 

As you are a teen, you need some supervision when lifting, particularly heavier weights (even if you were an inexperienced adult you would need some supervision).

Original Post by hollisterchick11:


I try to avoid doing leg muscles because I already have alot and I don't want my legs to get bigger.

Given the stats coach_k posted, I'd say your legs probably don't have much muscle. You should include legs in your workouts, and eat more food.

 

 

Do squats with weight... You are tiny already.. Using weights will tone you... You will need to up what you eat, make sure you are getting enough protien, carbs and fats....

It will give you firm legs, instead of skinny loose legs...

haha believe me most my legs are muscle.  Playing competetive volleyball has added tons of muscle to my legs.  And I weigh 138, not 115.  I do not want to weigh 115. Maybe in one of my earlier posts when I did not nearly have as much muscle. 

I wear a size 9 in jeans so its not like i have stick legs. I don't think my legs are fat. I just want to get rid of some flab surrounding the muscle.  I love toned legs!

haha believe me most my legs are muscle.  Playing competetive volleyball has added tons of muscle to my legs.  And I weigh 138, not 115.  I do not want to weigh 115. Maybe in one of my earlier posts when I did not nearly have as much muscle. 

I wear a size 9 in jeans so its not like i have stick legs. I don't think my legs are fat. I just want to get rid of some flab surrounding the muscle.  I love toned legs!

Sorry, but playing volleyball does not build muscle. I have played plenty of volleyball, and it did nothing for my legs. The best volleyball player I ever played with was the libero for a Division I college team. He was fast, athletic, and he had a great vertical leap, but he had toothpicks for legs.

 

i know my legs better than anyone okay? They are not toothpicks, they are not fat.  But they do have tons of muscle.....I cant see it! Size 9 jeans are not toothpicks k? I do have some extra flab on top that I'd like to get rid of, not really decrease the size.  Just TONING! size 3 jeans are toothpicks okay? and i don't want that.

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