Very skinny , but still a little chub?
- 04-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Very skinny , but still a little chub?
Hey I'm about 5'9 150 - pretty skinny, but yet i still hold a decent amount of fat in my stomach especially the lower abs.....any idea why this woudl be? I drinka decent amount of diet soda, is that a possibility?
I have also recently heard about corisol maybe having this effect....any chance that could be a possiblity? i dunno its jsut worrying me cuz im tryin to builk up and im skinny mostly everywhere else but there so its liek i wanna do cardio to burn it off but I wana get bigger.....
- 04-10-2011, 08:20 PM
- 04-10-2011, 08:24 PM
04-11-2011, 04:28 PM
What is your diet/training like? Examine that first. If you are worried about cort you could just take vit. c tabs.
04-11-2011, 04:44 PM
Diet sodas still spike your insulin, and if you combine that with any type of carb it will signal your body to store fat, and your lower abdomen is the last reserve tank in your body where fat will be lost usually, for women its the side of the hips, force your body to use that fat up w cardio, stay loaded with bcaa and fish oils to prevent muscle loss and ending up with a higher fat to muscle ratio thus working against your goal instead of progressing. Stay on water if you can. G luck.
04-11-2011, 09:39 PM
thanks! gonna have to try and cut m diet soda habit i guess :-(.......... how much cardio and what kind would u recomend cuz im tryn to bulk but wanna burn that fat
04-11-2011, 09:41 PM
04-11-2011, 09:53 PM
if you had that before you started bulking, then I wouldn't worry about it for now, work on adding muscle and once you have a decent base and are in the 170s range then go for cutting the fat. Trying to do both at once will mean you do a crappy job of both.
04-11-2011, 10:12 PM
Being skinny does not mean having low body fat. Just because your 150 does not mean your sub 9%.
I would Just lean bulk in your situation.
04-12-2011, 12:10 AM
04-12-2011, 02:42 AM
Looks like your body just likes to hold fat there. I am the same way with lower abs. Putting more muscle on will Counter this. Clean bulk and stay in low bf while putting a few lbs on.
Genetics are a bitch my friend, 7%bf is low and even just a few more pounds of muscle will be very noticeable.
04-12-2011, 11:36 AM
yea......it stinks haha , id rather be biggerwith jsut a little bit of abs then completely ripped but only 150 right now anyways lol
04-12-2011, 01:52 PM
04-12-2011, 02:23 PM
i have the same problem. im lean everywhere else (size i am happy with for now) but i have a bloated look to my stomach. this is what Im doing and im seeing some progress.
Black Cats, Body Mortar (and the whole triangle stack cause im logging it)
Im training as if im bulking, but my diet is very lean with high protein, little carb intake at night.
cardio is about 4x a week in forms of sprints, stairmaster, jump rope, punching bag. if this mild cut does not get my stomach to where it was two years ago, then i will go on an all out cut with cardio 6x a week and longer duration of it as well. i cant really change my diet. its perfect right now. very lean, high protein foods.
04-12-2011, 03:00 PM
04-12-2011, 03:11 PM
^^ yeah i've seen claims that artifical sweeteners will spike insulin in some people...
wish i knew if i was one of them! love me some stevia, splenda, etc etc.
04-12-2011, 10:19 PM
yea... i cant have my oatmeal without sum splenda! YUM!!!look forward to it every morning
Im trying t bulk though so I wanna do cardio to liek try to move that fat from my stomach but at the same tiem i wanna get bigger.....what im doin right now is lifitn 5 days and doin liek 30 min cardio at around 120-140 bpm heart rate so little lower intensity on off days......how does that sound?
04-12-2011, 10:20 PM
ive also been doin like no carbs on off days since im doin cardio in hope of brrning the fat.... i replace all carb calories with fat....healthy fats of course (eggs, oil)
04-12-2011, 10:41 PM
04-12-2011, 11:06 PM
04-13-2011, 12:10 AM
04-13-2011, 02:28 AM
Cals in vs. Cals out my friend. If you want to gain muscle you need to be in a surplus and to loose fat you must be in a deficit. Hard to eat to much and to little at the same time.
Recomp imho means lean bulk. Put muscle on slow but with no fat and after a while you just cut a little bit. It's hard to clean bulk diet wise though.
04-13-2011, 06:26 AM
04-13-2011, 02:33 PM
04-13-2011, 05:48 PM
04-13-2011, 07:42 PM
04-13-2011, 07:52 PM
04-13-2011, 09:09 PM
Body fat can be droped % wise by adding more muscle than fat. If you gain 10 lbs of muscle and no fat but have not lost any fat. The percent of fat on your body is lower even though it is the same amount. I hope I said that clear enough. Also I am taking about losing fat not losing weight they are not the same.
I saw a woman lose something like 50 lbs on the taco bell diet. It does not mean eating tacobell will help with weight loss.
04-13-2011, 09:13 PM
180 lbs with 10%bodyfat 18 lbs fat
gain 20 lbs... 200 lbs 10% bodyfat
180 lbm but added 2 lbs bodyfat and 8 lbs muscle
by staying the same bodyfat you technically add bodyfat. to be technical mathematically
all im saying is it doesnt always pan out that way.
04-13-2011, 10:05 PM
04-13-2011, 10:29 PM
04-13-2011, 10:34 PM
04-13-2011, 11:27 PM
^ toro is correct. I was trying to word it in a way easily understood. It looks like I didn't.
Your math was not wrong just not the same point I am making. I am talking about no fat gain and lowering fat percent by adding more body mass. The actual amount of
Fat would not change. Mind you the mass gain would come much slower if the goal was 0 fat gain.
04-14-2011, 12:48 AM
bro, follow my log. i just answered ur question in it cause im doing the same thing and its working for me pretty darn well. go check it out
04-14-2011, 10:11 AM
04-22-2011, 10:34 AM
Triangle Stack by AMS (sponsored)
read my intro. you will be shocked to see im doing exactly what u want to do and its working. i dont care if ppl say u cant do it or you wont bulk or cut cause im doing it and i have scales and BF calipers for proof
btw, did u get ur samples?
04-22-2011, 10:43 AM
04-22-2011, 10:49 AM
04-22-2011, 12:14 PM
5'9 at 150lbs? And you want to lose fat?
Bro just add 20lbs then come back to losing fat. There is no point in trying to lose fat at 150lbs. Im 5'9 at 190 and i wanna reach 210-220 before i cut again.
04-22-2011, 12:19 PM
Easy said it well. I cut about 20 lbs since Jan but some of my lifts went up. I know I did not gain muscle but look and feel great! Remember strength and mass ate not the same.
Strength takes tendon strength, cns, and muscle strength all into play
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