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February 5, 2013 6:54 AM
Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are effective for burning fat? What exercises burn more calories to help burn lower belly fat? (Burpees are more effective than curls...I wanna know exercises not diet)


*******there I changed the wording if this makes more sense*********
Edited by cheyy_nicoleee On February 5, 2013 7:44 AM
February 5, 2013 7:08 AM
Anyone???
February 5, 2013 7:10 AM
Please keep me informed if you get a reply.. I too want to know. wink
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February 5, 2013 7:12 AM
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February 5, 2013 7:12 AM
I noticed a difference when I did a reverse crunch. (I think that's what it's called) I learned of it from Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.
February 5, 2013 7:13 AM
I will be watching this post carefully!
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February 5, 2013 7:13 AM
Planking?
February 5, 2013 7:13 AM
I got an inch and a half off with 30 Day Shred. Several others have gotten better results with it. This is my problem area too.
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February 5, 2013 7:13 AM
QUOTE:

Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are great for losing belly fat.


Um, you realize that in 3 sentences you managed to make a correct statement and then totally contradict yourself, right?

The best exercise I know to lose belly fat goes like this: open cupboard door, remove food scale, portion food, scan into mfp app, repeat until daily goals are met.
February 5, 2013 7:14 AM
There is no spot reduction. You lose as you increase activity levels and lower calorie intake.
February 5, 2013 7:14 AM
It's all about the deficit, eat less and do more.

Now planks are my favorite ab exercise along w/ weighted crunches.
February 5, 2013 7:17 AM
yeah i think, watch your food intake & do more exercise in general to loose belly fat. then when you are at the weight you want & think your belly is looking flabby and needs toning, search abdominal exercises on youtube and get toningsmile
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February 5, 2013 7:17 AM
You just have to lower your overal body fat %. There is not way to lose from a specific area.

Crunches and the like are great for the muscles under the stomach however if you have a layer of fat over the muscle you may not see the results of crunches.

Lower your overall body fat percentage ... your body will decide where it wants to take fat from.
February 5, 2013 7:17 AM
QUOTE:

Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are great for losing belly fat.


If you KNOW there's no such thing then why are you creating more noise on this board?
February 5, 2013 7:18 AM
Squats, Lunges, walking lunges, deadlifts or other movements which involve a lot of moving. Building up your muscles, like your legs will make you a more efficient fat burning machine.
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February 5, 2013 7:18 AM
To tighten abs --- planking.
To lose belly fat --- diet
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February 5, 2013 7:18 AM
I lost about four inches off my waist when after only 16 days of the 30 Day Shred. I wish I would have measured the "fat" part of my stomach to see how many inches I lost there! lol
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February 5, 2013 7:19 AM
Cardio.. :/
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February 5, 2013 7:19 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are great for losing belly fat.


Um, you realize that in 3 sentences you managed to make a correct statement and then totally contradict yourself, right?

The best exercise I know to lose belly fat goes like this: open cupboard door, remove food scale, portion food, scan into mfp app, repeat until daily goals are met.


I didn't contradict myself. I'm asking what exercises help with fat loss. Doing burpees are more effective than doing curls. I want to know exercises that help benefit belly fat loss. Like I said I know diet is the most important factor but its not the only factor.
February 5, 2013 7:21 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are great for losing belly fat.


Um, you realize that in 3 sentences you managed to make a correct statement and then totally contradict yourself, right?

The best exercise I know to lose belly fat goes like this: open cupboard door, remove food scale, portion food, scan into mfp app, repeat until daily goals are met.


So, you know that you can't spot reduce, but you still want tips on how to spot reduce? huh

Agree with the above advice. Count calories, weigh/measure food, exercise if you want, repeat, repeat, repeat.
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February 5, 2013 7:21 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are great for losing belly fat.


If you KNOW there's no such thing then why are you creating more noise on this board?



Because Id like to know what exercises other do that I haven't done yet so I can switch up my workouts.
February 5, 2013 7:23 AM
QUOTE:

I noticed a difference when I did a reverse crunch. (I think that's what it's called) I learned of it from Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlTvnfOr6_Q

Thank you Google!!!
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February 5, 2013 7:25 AM
while you're correct, there is no way to spot-reduce, there are a few excercises that you can do that work the area - that way, once your dieting has lost the fat, you're left with lovely muscles ;)

first though, a big DON'T: don't do only belly excercises, you'll end up lopsided and chunky.

Personally, I like varying the excercises every few weeks. just incorporate one or 2 belly-excercises in my routine and rotate every few weeks.Generally speaking, anything that works the core is good; and that includes squats and lunges which are usually noted for leg excercises.

As for actual excercises: planking is good, as is the lie-on-your-back-raise-both-legs-up-lower-again. You can also combine the muscle groups, for instance lying on an excercise ball or bench, do a sit-up-butterfly-press - that'll work your belly and chest muscles and may help your boobs to not sag while you lose the weight (though again, no guarantees, most boobs sag. Gravity is a *****). Don't neglect your back muscles! Well maintained back muscles help your posture, which makes your belly look smaller ;)
Edited by yksdoris On February 5, 2013 7:29 AM
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February 5, 2013 7:25 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Okay first off I KNOW there's no such thing as spot reduction! I know there's no exercise to specifically burn belly fat and that diet is the main issue to lose belly fat along with cardio. That's not what I'm asking. I wanna know different exercises that are known, or you do, that are great for losing belly fat.


Um, you realize that in 3 sentences you managed to make a correct statement and then totally contradict yourself, right?

The best exercise I know to lose belly fat goes like this: open cupboard door, remove food scale, portion food, scan into mfp app, repeat until daily goals are met.


I didn't contradict myself. I'm asking what exercises help with fat loss. Doing burpees are more effective than doing curls. I want to know exercises that help benefit belly fat loss. Like I said I know diet is the most important factor but its not the only factor.


You say you know there is no such thing as spot reduction and then you ask for exercises that target belly fat? I was a little confused too.

The answer is there aren't any. Crunches and planks train the abdominal muscles underneath the fat, but they won't do anything about the fat itself. You can only lose body fat all over through exercise and diet, there are no specfic cardio exercises that will target belly fat. And usually on women this is the last place we lose fat.
February 5, 2013 7:26 AM
To everyone who is saying I contradict myself, obviously you're not actually reading into my question. I know there's no such thing as spot reducing! Like I stated diet is the main key. So tell me when my diet is good and I have a crappy workout routine, am I suppose to see result? No! I'm simply asking what kinds of exercises are out there that have helped others and are good for burning calories and amp up cardio.

Thanks :)

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