Hi this is my first post on this forum if this post needs to be moved please let me know.
I have been going to the gym for about 2 1/2 months now. I run about 2 miles 4 to 5 days a week with some light weight lifting after when it is nice outside I ride my bike for 4 miles. Over all I am happy with my appearance except for my stomach. My stomach has some "chub" to it. Does anyone have any tips or workouts that I can flatten my stomach with?
My diet consists of no soda and little sugar. The most sugar I consume would be from a poptart in the mornings and iced tea from dinner. I usually eat a ham sammich for lunch with water to drink and dinner is usually chicken or some kind of meat with canned vegetables on the side. I consume very little fast foods.
So is there anything that I am doing wrong?
Age: 19 Height: 6'0 Weight: 185
And if anyone has any good workouts please share! any help is appreciated!
2 miles a running session is too little for any significant fat loss. try running 3x times a week, but increase the mileage. Increase that bike time, try going on a road drip (20+ miles) once a week, etc. Try being on the bike at least an hour other days.
In know it sounds contraproductive, but try eating a bit more protein and start with heavy lifting, you'll lose the flab faster if you have more muscle and if you have killer workouts.
1/ Nutrition. You're horrible at it. You need to go through the Nutrition Article Archive and start reading.
2/ Training. You need to start lifting properly. Not just "light weights after cardio when it's nice outside". Your body needs to hold on to what little muscle it has while you try to loose some of your "Chub", the only way to preserve that muscle is to lift heavy.
There are enough Training articles on fat loss in the Training Archives that you can read as well. Educate yourself, and you will succeed!
Ha, no way? I haven't been on that board in forever, but I really should swing by to catch craziness like this. I remember it having a pretty "bodybuilding.com-type" random feel to it.
Long distance cardio and "light weight lifting" isn't what we want to be doing. We want to add some muscle onto your frame, so you'll be stronger, faster, and more importantly, have a more solid build.
It has you doing some smart, heavy weight training to build muscle, as well as some different types of cardio to help drop whatever fat you might want to drop.
I'm glad you're happy with where you're at, but any chance you'd be up for posting a picture (from the front and/or side) to see what's what?
You know what I don't really see mentioned? Breakfast. Cliche as it sounds, it really is one of the most important meals of the day and it should also be one of the biggest, even if you're trying to get a "flat stomach."
What, specifically, did you eat all day yesterday?
This feels like such a straightforward and basic question, no offense :S
Fix up your breakfast, try getting eggs in, if not, boil eggs and take em after. Else, just get lots of meat too, other then that
I think that later on, if you ever plan to do heavy weights, I reccomend a pre-bed meal that would be viable, for weight gain. Because, I gained about 8 pounds, but, felt A LOT thinner with pre-bed meals, of course, they only consisted of milk cottage cheese and such. Oddly enough, my lifts still increased slowly (still only doing DEADZ at 315 :P)
Just keep working up on the diet, it's weak at the moment, mainly because of your breakfast, but, just move on up.
Anyway, I'm sure your some elementary kid or highschool kid, because I have the vary same issue with lunch I'm trying to remove ALL bread from my diet, but, it's simply too hard. My mom keeps making my lunch but, I have nothing really to put a salad in or something good.
Anyway, summer's in now, I can eat and run as much as I want now