I have had a back problem all my life (I?m 44). Since birth I?ve had two surgeries to remove non-cancerous tumors. The first was a walnut size tumor on the lower portion of my spinal column and in 2000 I had a football-sized tumor removed from my spinal column. To date, I am almost perfect ? can walk, run, etc.
I decided to buy a Total Gym and begin a workout program on an every-other-day routine. I started about 3 weeks ago and so far, so good. I am 5?10? and weigh around 170 pounds. My BMI is around 24. I started taking NOX twice per day (6 capsules). I can begin to see a little change in my chest and stomach but still cannot conquer my love handles. Unfortunately I cannot do twists of any kind; I tried but doing so but it causes pain in my lower back so that routine is out.
My objective is to tone my body, not get big. I do a high rep/low weight routine. I want to maintain a lean shape but have some definition when I put on a t-shirt and clothes. I am looking for suggestions on exercises that can help me lose the handles as well as any nutritional products to help me as well?
I?ve read a lot about Low-Carb MRP's and casein protein, ground flaxseed and Greens but don?t know much about any of these products.
Any help on these subjects would be greatly appreciated