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    Right weight, but wants a slimmer body.


    I'm 5'2" and weigh 118 pounds. If my research is correct, this weight is "normal" for my height. But, I still feel like I have a bulky body. What kind of exercise should I do to flatten my stomach and tone my arms and legs. People say I'm slim enough, but really, I see bumps and I hate it.

    Any advice?

    PS. I go to the gym every day and do about 30 minutes of cardio. I also lift weights (on machines though) every other day, but there are times I don't lift weights at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangerain View Post
    I'm 5'2" and weigh 118 pounds. If my research is correct, this weight is "normal" for my height. But, I still feel like I have a bulky body. What kind of exercise should I do to flatten my stomach and tone my arms and legs. People say I'm slim enough, but really, I see bumps and I hate it.

    Any advice?

    PS. I go to the gym every day and do about 30 minutes of cardio. I also lift weights (on machines though) every other day, but there are times I don't lift weights at all.
    You may be a 'normal' weight for your height, but what is your body composition? Chances are, you're also around a 'normal', average body composition, which is ~25.1% bodyfat for a female.

    Regardless of you feeling "bulky", you are actually NOT. I am just under 5'2", and at 118lb (which I easily get to on and after my extremely high calorie/carbohydrate days), I am still SMALL, even if I don't feel like it.

    You canNOT do exercises to "flatten your stomach". And there is no such thing as "toning".

    "Toning" is either:
    a. Losing bodyfat;
    b. Gaining muscle mass; or
    c. Losing bodyfat and gaining muscle mass simultaneously (i.e. recomping).

    To "flatten your stomach" and "tone your arms and legs", you really need to look at your nutrition, since it sounds like you want to lose bodyfat. As far as exercise goes, make sure you're training effectively and efficiently for your goals.

    The article The 3 Keys to Fat Loss explains nutrition and exercise for effective fat loss. I highly recommend that you read it, and start applying - if you do not already - the principles in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Scott View Post
    You may be a 'normal' weight for your height, but what is your body composition? Chances are, you're also around a 'normal', average body composition, which is ~25.1% bodyfat for a female.

    Regardless of you feeling "bulky", you are actually NOT. I am just under 5'2", and at 118lb (which I easily get to on and after my extremely high calorie/carbohydrate days), I am still SMALL, even if I don't feel like it.

    You canNOT do exercises to "flatten your stomach". And there is no such thing as "toning".

    "Toning" is either:
    a. Losing bodyfat;
    b. Gaining muscle mass; or
    c. Losing bodyfat and gaining muscle mass simultaneously (i.e. recomping).

    To "flatten your stomach" and "tone your arms and legs", you really need to look at your nutrition, since it sounds like you want to lose bodyfat. As far as exercise goes, make sure you're training effectively and efficiently for your goals.

    The article The 3 Keys to Fat Loss explains nutrition and exercise for effective fat loss. I highly recommend that you read it, and start applying - if you do not already - the principles in it.


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    Wow, thanks for the information. I will take a look at the article you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangerain View Post
    Wow, thanks for the information. I will take a look at the article you posted.
    No worries

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