Belly fat/abs help?
- 04-06-2010, 05:26 PM
Belly fat/abs help?
I did a dirty bulk for 8-9 months and now I'm paying for it in my cutting phase. I dropped from 190.something to 174-175 right now. I am steadily losing weight everywhere except my lower gut. I just started taking lipo 6 black and am also on recompadrol, plus all the typical supplements.
Anyone else have their stomach as a problem area and have any tips? Diet is tip top, workouts are staying intense, strength is still up (motivation down though), and doing a combination of 20-30 minute HIIT sessions, or just 45-60 minute fat burning sessions. I think I might crank up the HIIT and go more in the mornings before I start my day, but other than that I can't think of what to do.
I know you can't target fat loss but maybe there is something I am missing? My gut was very bloated before and I lost the water weight, but now the pudge is still left. Pics to come if I can find some older ones.
- 04-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Ive heard great things on that eviscerate#cant spell#. I believe itsa a topical creme. I remember reading some articles on it, I was thinking about using it myself. I then just decided to drop more weight first, then see where I am in like 9 months or so.
- 04-06-2010, 05:40 PM
Hmm, I'll look into it. I'm having terrible (see: no) results with topical formestane, I'll try the liquid next, so I am wary of topicals, but I will definitely check it out.
04-06-2010, 05:43 PM
04-06-2010, 05:47 PM
First pic is from the worst part of my bulk, second is somewhere in the middle, and the last one is from 5 minutes ago. I have been cutting since march 8th.
04-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Oh wow, your nowhere near as bad as me...Shoot from what I remeber, I think you actually are like the ideal size/weight for it to work well with...good luck brother.
04-06-2010, 05:58 PM
Stay motivated it will come man... i thought the same thing as you but the more time u wait your skin shrinks around your abs and fat will come off.... stick to your diet if it is clean as you say it is..
04-06-2010, 06:02 PM
04-06-2010, 08:34 PM
04-06-2010, 08:53 PM
I just read another thread about t2, my eyes lit up a little. I still have a whole bottle of lipo 6 black and recompadrol left though before I try anything else. I have to research the alpha-t2 product more, it sounds like exactly what I am looking for targeting the bad areas.
04-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Im still reading on that carb cycling and trying to truly understand it. Theres seems to be a couple ways of doing it? I want ot try it once I understand it.
04-06-2010, 09:02 PM
If it's a form of ckd, basically no carbs sunday through friday morning. You can lookup specific workouts. Basically the one I did was monday: upper body
Tuesday: lower body, weds/thurs cardio maybe, friday whole body, and sunday cardio mandatory.
This was to work your muscles and use the carbs to replace glycogen and not spill over into fat. During the week you run off of fat, and the weekend carb load shouldn't spill into fat and should go right to your muscles. You start binging friday night with something like a pizza, then move into healthier foods up until saturday night. The sunday cardio is supposed to throw you back into ketosis.
04-06-2010, 09:03 PM
Whoa..ok..this sounds good...but def gotta make sure my diet is in check for cutting out carbs completley.
04-06-2010, 09:08 PM
I was going nuts. I had to bring food with me EVERYWHERE because nowhere has carb free food. Salads with chicken and tuna salad, and taco (beef or chicken) salad weren't bad...for the first week. I am not that great of a variety cook and it was just bad cutting all carbs and eating the same thing all day every day. For me, that is a bodybuilder's contest diet. You shred down to look good for 1 day. Most people claim to not be able to keep carb free diet weight off. It definitely works for some people, just not me. CKD is supposed to help you lose fat AND gain muscle, but it's just so hard to eliminate all carbs and also function in daily life while keeping my workouts intense. I do think it help me kickstart the drop of all my water retention though.
04-08-2010, 02:00 PM
Just picked up some caffeine to supplement in. Hopefully it will help wake me up in the mornings for cardio and make workouts a little better since I am off any other stims. Man, I miss my jack3d.
04-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Fix your diet, add more fruits and clean foods (stop dirty bulking)
Get a waist trimmer belt and wear it when you do cardio
Add more cardio that includes the real stuff, hill sprints, pushing the prowler, toss a punching bag in the air flip it and catch it, boxing, HIIT anything, go swim, just get off your ass and sweat till you feel like puking.
In turn you will get there, I didnít use much for supps to get to my avi I used a waist trimmer, 100 gram protein shakes for breakfast, 35 miles cardio on my bike a day, gym on my lunch and clean food all day. PS I didnít do any ab work to get here really but I need to now so they can get more pop and bulge out so for that Iím doing decline ab twists with a 35 plate
04-08-2010, 03:08 PM
04-08-2010, 03:17 PM
04-08-2010, 03:27 PM
04-08-2010, 03:38 PM
^^^thanks, I really need to research what I'm putting in my body more haha. But I looked up waist belts and it kind of doesn't really seem for me. If I so happen to see one at walmart for $5 I'll grab it, but it's one of those items where if it worked significantly EVERYONE would use it, like those transdermal fat creams. Do they work? sure, are you going to fail without them? no. Then again a belt is wayyyyy cheaper than most other things, but unless I see one while I'm out I think I will pass.
04-08-2010, 03:49 PM
Good luck guy, you should log whatever you decide to do
04-08-2010, 04:01 PM
Thanks brotha, i've been at it since the beginning of march, and lost like 16-17 pounds so far already and don't remember my diet every day, so it would be hard to log. If I look puffy I up my water and lower my carbs, and make adjustments as I eye it up. I already started the lipo 6 last week, and recompadrol like 2.5ish weeks ago. I just picked up extra caffein fore PWO. I am thinking things may be going slower than as planned because I am really trying to keep my strength up as much as possible while cutting. It's annoying having my friend pass me off because he bulked for an extra 2 months while I transitioned into cutting, haha.
04-08-2010, 04:34 PM
04-08-2010, 04:58 PM
04-10-2010, 12:59 PM
after half a bottle of water with lipo 6 before rememberuing to weigh myself this morning, down to 172, booyah!
04-16-2010, 04:10 PM
04-17-2010, 02:33 PM
Just want to say...have patience. It has taken me along time to get rid of that last bit of fat around the lower / mid stomach. If you try rushing, like I did a couple of times, you will lose muscle. I ended looking quite skinny with clothes on at one point because I dropped my calories too quickly and was doing to much cardio and loss too much muscle. So I've had to go through a couple of clean bulks over the last few months to put some muscle back on and its only now, several months later I have a decent aount of muscle and the little pouch around the lower stomach has gone.
Dedication and patience.
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