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Hands Are Getting Skinny


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i dont understand why my hands are getting skinnier but i cant manage to lose stomach fat, so i workout 6 times a week for 45 min cardio but i don't do any weight lifting at all i try to do is pushups everyday until my hands get tired. Any advice ? 

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Where you lose weight is mostly genetic.  I lose/gain it around my lower body; even when I was pretty heavy, my arms, lower legs, and face were skinny (relatively; skinnier than you'd expect for my overall size). 

Exercise will tone your stomach, but losing fat there is about losing weight overall.  You can't spot-lose with exercise.

Funny, when I have lost weight it sometimes seems to come from my hands.  My rings get loose and start falling off!  But after a bit it seems to normalize and the rings fit again. 

I've come to the conclusion that for me the skinny hands are really caused by being a bit dehydrated.  So make sure you are getting plenty of fluids.

Also, if I may ask, why not any weight lifting? 

Where you lose and gain weight first is entirely based on genetics. You can't spot reduce, so yes you have to lose fat EVERYWHERE in order to lose fat from a specific location. 

I'm the opposite of you... the first spot I lose fat/weight is around my stomach. However my thighs and upper arms are my problem areas. 

I have however had better results incorporating weights and sprints into my workout. Your body quickly adapts to cardio--very quickly! You HAVE to change it up. 

My favorite ab workout is actually tabata or HIIT sprints on an incline (they effing suck, but they work!) The trick is to go as hard and as fast as you possibly can. Yesterday I did Tabata sprints on an incline of 10-12% @ 9mph (9mph is usually a pretty easy sprint for me but once you factor in the incline, OH BOY. My legs felt like they were going to collapse. They were completely numb and I had nothing left in me at the end of it) But if you can work through the few minutes of agony the results are worth it! 

Have you cut back your sodium intake?  Fingers tend to hold a lot of water weight and cutting the sodium out can cause that to go away

Original Post by carmenxox:
My favorite ab workout is actually tabata or HIIT sprints on an incline (they effing suck, but they work!) The trick is to go as hard and as fast as you possibly can. Yesterday I did Tabata sprints on an incline of 10-12% @ 9mph (9mph is usually a pretty easy sprint for me but once you factor in the incline, OH BOY. My legs felt like they were going to collapse. They were completely numb and I had nothing left in me at the end of it) But if you can work through the few minutes of agony the results are worth it! 

Guh, I did 5.5 on the treadmill yesterday (nrolfw stage 2 intervals) and I couldn't even keep that up for a minute. You rock o_O

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My rings began getting really loose too. Also I generally begin losing weight in my back and upper arms first. Has anyone else experienced this? It seems really strange to me to lose fat in your upper back before areas like the thighs or stomach.
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