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â?˘Age 17 â?˘Height 5'7 â?˘Weight 135-140 Quick story- Hello all, well basically I used to be slightly over weight, then I joined the swim team and lost 30 pounds from all that amazing cardio. I quit the end of my second year of swimming. I have never been the kind of guy that jogs/runs. And I have -Alot- of fat on my mid section.. Like I said iv never been the kind of person to run/jog. Is running/jogging going to be the best thing to loose this fat?? And if so, what's a good routine (like how long to start out running, what days to run, distance?)anything helps :) Much thanks anyone who responds -Chris
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Original Post by FasterStronger18:

?Age 17 ?Height 5'7 ?Weight 135-140 Quick story- Hello all, well basically I used to be slightly over weight, then I joined the swim team and lost 30 pounds from all that amazing cardio. I quit the end of my second year of swimming. I have never been the kind of guy that jogs/runs. And I have -Alot- of fat on my mid section.. Like I said iv never been the kind of person to run/jog. Is running/jogging going to be the best thing to loose this fat?? And if so, what's a good routine (like how long to start out running, what days to run, distance?)anything helps :) Much thanks anyone who responds -Chris

to lose fat, expend more energy than you take in. The 

But at your height/weight, I think its more like that you lack muscle rather than have too much fat.

There is a link to Starting Strength in the FAQs, use it.

Original Post by FasterStronger18:

?Age 17 ?Height 5'7 ?Weight 135-140 Quick story- Hello all, well basically I used to be slightly over weight, then I joined the swim team and lost 30 pounds from all that amazing cardio. I quit the end of my second year of swimming. I have never been the kind of guy that jogs/runs. And I have -Alot- of fat on my mid section.. Like I said iv never been the kind of person to run/jog. Is running/jogging going to be the best thing to loose this fat?? And if so, what's a good routine (like how long to start out running, what days to run, distance?)anything helps :) Much thanks anyone who responds -Chris

to lose fat, expend more energy than you take in. The 

But at your height/weight, I think its more like that you lack muscle rather than have too much fat.

There is a link to Starting Strength in the FAQs, use it.

Thanks for the advice but I think I'm pretty strong.I bench 140,can do 30 chin ups..I just have alot of fat on my midportion like I can pinch and it's about an inch of fat -.-..how do I loose it??

MD gave you the answer- lift weights.  Weight lifting is by far the best fat burner - eat less than you burn, but like MD said - your probably on a thin side.  If you lift weights you'll find the flab being replaced by muscle and it will look better.

And do me a favor do squats and deadlifts besides just pressing and the "vanity" muscles.  Don't be one of the Pizza boys I make fun of in the gym - ok thanks

Haha alright
Thanks guys
Original Post by FasterStronger18:

Thanks for the advice but I think I'm pretty strong.I bench 140,can do 30 chin ups..I just have alot of fat on my midportion like I can pinch and it's about an inch of fat -.-..how do I loose it??

What can you squat?  What can you deadlift?  Big exercises putting on big mass so you don't look "skinny fat".

You put on 20lbs of muscle and see if you are wondering about pinching "an inch of fat" (which won't be too much fat anyway given you have a BMI of less than 22).

Iv never really been much a squat/dead lift kinda guy..I'l give it a shot tho . And I want my six pack to be visible..so by gaining '20 pounds of muscle' then I burn fat?

Get "starting Strength" and learn to lift - you will probably lose the "fat" you have on your gut and if you eat right will build a visible 6 pack.  visible abs are seen with a low body fat % but cardio isn't the best way to get there - lifting is. 

Lift  and then on non lifting days look into metabolic workouts, or interval trainings.   Look into stuff like this http://www.freeworkoutsguide.com/spartacus-wo rkout.html

 

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