I notice when I stand straight upright my stomach looks like I am pregnant but if I suck it in it’s fine. COuld my obliques be pushing the fat forward, look at the pic. Used to play baseball which most likely built them like that. I try not to work them too much anymore.
Also, when I do bicycles I feel my legs and hip more the farther I try to bring my knee to my shoulder. Because of the tightness in my hips could thisbe posture related? IF so or not so what should I do (special lifts, stretches etc)?
THanks Also, this question may sound really stupid but since the brain is made up primarily of fat could excess cardio start to use fat stores of the brain or is that impossible. I know that sounds incredibly stupid but I didn’t know who to ask. [/quote]
You don’t really have a big gut, you are just small (like me). Build some muscle and it will look more proportionate. Your obliques aren’t a problem. I don’t actually know for sure, but I would assume Pilates-type exercises (dead bug, etc) strengthening the transverse abdominus, a muscle which aids in supporting your internal organs in that area) could help.
There doesn’t seem to be anything terribly wrong with your posture (at least not from the picture), but stretching the hips is usually a good idea, just for injury prevention.
Where did you learn that most of your brain is fat? I think the kids were just making fun of you when they said that. The brain isn’t a main storage site of fat, so don’t worry about. As far as depriving the brain of energy, the body will make sure the brain is the last thing that loses its energy supply; everything else will go before it stops giving oxygen to the brain.