Exercise! - I hate my stomach, HELP!!!!
I need help, after loosing the almost 80 pounds (and more to go) , my stomach is much more outstanding :?: It seems like it does not want to budge. I have tried to do a lot of sit ups and so forth but nothing works. I have heard that even a thousand sit ups sometimes does not help. Is this true?
I was wondering if you girls new of an exercise that has worked for you. Maybe not leave you with a six pack but at least burn some of the fat in that area. I am not looking for machines to buy just an exercise that really works. :^:
Thanks for any advise.:dizzy: :D :?:
09-17-2002, 06:32 PM
You may want to go to www.t-tapp.com. They have free abdominal exercises that people swear by. I personally have not tried them, but believe in the basic idea. The idea is you first have to put your organs in place and then strengthen the muscles. :) Other than these exercises, just increase your cardio workout maybe.
Jogger, thank you for the site, I am going to look into it.
Any advise is appreciated.;)
I tried to post you my abs workout from a previous thread (about page 4 or so, Ledom posted an abs thread, you'll find my collected exercises there).
You can't do what you want to do, sorry. It doesn't matter how hard you work your abs you can't guarantee that the fat covering them will be reduced. If your body wants to use the fat deposits on your little fingers to feed your abs workout IT WILL!!!
BUT if you tone your abs and back you will begin to look better, and feel fitter, as you tone up the muscles. If you also continue to live and eat healthily you will eventually get rid of the fat covering those abs to reveal A PERFECT SIX PACK?!?!?!?!
I will be more than happy to give you as much advice on exercise as you need - it is my job. I am an aerobics instructor and a health and exercise lecturer at Uni, and I am overweight too! So I know how hard it is to lose the weight and do the exercises. I suppose that means I don't practice what I preach! Most of my customers think I am a "Do as I say, not as I do" instructor anyway!!!
So ask away, I 'll try to help! Stef
I will look back on that thread your mentioning, and I appreciate the help in this very aggravating situation. I see people in the gym with such perfect abs and I wonder how hard it was to get where they are now? Or maybe this can never happen to me.
But if I think of any other questions Stef I will contact you for some more help. It is always good to get advise from a professional.
Stef, just curious how long have you been this field?
I have 4 years of university education - BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences, MSc Health & Exercise Sciences and the same as a certified group fitness leader (aerobics instructor with a posh name:devil:).
I have always specialised in groups with problems, weight, very low levels of fitness, back pain or other medical problems. Currently I am trying to rally my town's larger ladies to try out my "Baggy T-shirt" classes - a slow task but mine own!
I hope that you find the one piece of info that makes sense to you personally. That's all it will take for you to begin to get rud of the tummy bulge. It's OK for me and others to say "Oh, you just need to..." but I know that it is harder to do than say (or type). But please be reassured that it can be done with a good balanced aerobic and resistance workout - if that fails CHEAT! Get down as far as you can and then get the last of the extra bits removed.
Some people never lose that last bit and in these cases surgery isn't cheating, it is the ONLY way to get rid of the tummy rolls. Here in the UK people who have lost a significant amount of weight and find they can't get rid of the skin(!?) can have it removed on the NHS!
But hopefully you won't have to go that far! Just keep on doing what you are probably already doing - watch the food balance, keep up a good exercise programme and ENJOY!
Very impressive that you have helped people with pain. Since you have that experience I would like to ask you one more question although I understand you are not a doctor. Since it has been recent that I have been attending the gym. I guess I have been going at it in full force (5 days a week). My problem is that I have some tissue damage in left knee because of a fall. That is the main reason why I started to loose weight. The doctor scared me by telling me that if I did not loose the weight I would eventually need a knee replaced. That was enough to say no to all the goodies from that day on. But like I was telling you since I started working out this hard I feel a little bothersome in that knee. I know I should slow down, but I am afraid of giving it up like almost everybody that starts going to a gym. The worse thing is that those machines that really work on burning the fat like the stepper, the tredmill, the bike are all machines that so the most wear and tear on that injured knee. What do you suggest Stef?
Just to give you some info on me I went from 325 pounds to now 245 pounds, I am 5'8 so the weight is spread kind of evenly. I don't want to be skinny I just want to reach a firm and healthy weight. About surgery I just went to a plastic surgery seminar last night it was great and very informative. Iam really thinking about the tummy tuck for a while now, but for now it is just research I am doing. Well, stef lots of luck with your big t-shirt class. ;)
Happy News Rebel,
You only have to make a couple of changes to your routine to decrease you pain and increase the effectiveness of the exercise you do.
You should be doing aerobic work one day and resistance work the next. This gives muscles sets and your body enough time to rest and recover after each workout. Put simply (the science is a bit mashed but the principles are right) you need to give your body time to take advantage of the exercise you have done. It can only do this in 'down time'. e.g. your muscles can't repair themselves after a workout if you continue to work them. They need some down time to set about their repair and improvement work.
So you could do an all out aerobic workout on days 1,3 +5.
Days 2 + 4 should be some aerobic but concentrating on resistance work, upper and lower body.
Take the weekend off to ensure you don't overdo it!
This should also give you the time to rehab the knee as you are working it. Your GP may have overdone the scare tactics but it seems to have worked. I wish you good luck. If you want more info, or have questions about any programme you are working on just give me a shout. I am always happy to help.