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Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
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1/24/13 2:43 AM
I'm currently three weeks into insanity……
I’m seeing small improvement with my Quads, shoulders and face, However just like most people doing this work out "we all want abbs"......

My personal grievance is lower lumbar fat "Love Handles" I already know you can’t isolate any specific area of fat...

But when can I expect these areas to retract and is there anything I can do to make this particular fat burn more effective?
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
1/24/13 2:51 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
Actually, at the end of my first round, the main area I noticed had gotten smaller was my "love handle" or muffin top area emoticon Trust me - keep digging and you will see great changes in your ab and side area! And if you do a second round... you REALLY get results (I'm through my 1st month, second round as of tomorrow!).

Beth
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
1/24/13 4:08 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
TinTinTaylor:
I'm currently three weeks into insanity……
I’m seeing small improvement with my Quads, shoulders and face, However just like most people doing this work out "we all want abbs"......

My personal grievance is lower lumbar fat "Love Handles" I already know you can’t isolate any specific area of fat...

But when can I expect these areas to retract and is there anything I can do to make this particular fat burn more effective?


Men and women tend to hold on to "weight" in different areas. women I hear most often it's the hips and thighs - men the stomach and "love handles"

Of course these areas bothers us the most and tend to be the places we lose last. Keep digging, keep pushing play! You will get there! You'll see and feel a difference.

Everyday you are one step to closer to the new you!

Coach Donna
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
1/25/13 7:56 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
I too struggled, and still do to some degree with this. Depending on how much weight you have to lose these "last hoorah" areas can be frustrating.

For example, I've lost 80 pounds over the last 15 months or so. And I've seen amazing improvements. And I got smaller every week, but the handles and flab didn't really change much in my lower belly until just recently. It's finally starting to firm up and tighten up.

To answer your question. Everyone is different but try not to get discouraged just by the look, unfortunately it is the VERY last thing to go as you get smaller and tighten up.
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
1/25/13 8:17 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
The advice given from all so far is spot on. Keep digging and it will happen. Everyone is different and will react differently to exercise. I made great results with Insanity, but the last hoorah areas finally started improving by doing two things. The first was variety in my workouts. Adding Asylum and the P90X series of workouts and insanity really make the body react in different ways. Just finish a program and try another and so on. The second and the most important is food. I would always eat good, but I could have done better. Once I really cleaned up the food and spent as much time with food as I did with my workouts, I made massive results. I really wish I would have done that sooner. It is not always easy, but the effort does pay off. Good luck and keep showing up. Don't worry about the results, just concentrate on the workouts and the food. It is worth it.
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
1/30/13 8:11 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
I have the same issue, the dredded "Love Handles" What has worked for me immensly are Mason Twists, and Side Stretches with a 10lbs weight. Not to mention upping the intensity on my Abs workouts. Just food for thought..emoticon

George
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
2/5/13 7:00 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
Nutrition is also a huge item when dealing with abs. I've found some descent recipes to include healthy snacks. I've also incorporated Green Tea into my diet. Seems to be working...slowly...but still...emoticon

George
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
2/21/13 6:55 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
Hey TTT...I was re=reading your posts. Have you tried increasing your cardio? Upping the intensity a bit? I have a few of these 10-15 minute metobolic workouts that really get the heart pumping. Here, give this one a try.

Good morning everyone...Hope you are having a fantastic day! Today I have a metobolic crash course for you. This short 11 minute routine incorporates cardio and strength training. The nice thing I find about these short routines is well, obviously they are used if you have time restrictions, but you can modify them or tailor them to your liking. This one is 11 minutes if you complete it as described. However you can increase you times on the running in place, or even increase your reps to make the routine longer.

So here it is. Its a combination on Fast Feet (Running in place), situps, pushups and squats. You will do three sets of the entire routine.

To begin: Fast Feet for 20 seconds (again you can do 30 seconds or a minute depending on your fitness level) followed immediately by situps, 20 reps.

Fast Feet for 20 seconds to pushups, 20 reps. (Remember to do all these exercises to standard) Flat back, straight line down to the feet, eyes looking down (you can look up if that is more comfortable for you, there are two schools of thought for this)

Fast Feet for 20 seconds to squats, 20 reps.
You will repeat this routine as stated three times. Also remember, if you need to take a break, take one. It's fine. Modify what you have to, amplify what you can. Enjoy this short and effective routine. Post your comments here on any of these routines. I am dying to hear from you, how you like them. Or, why you may not like them. Either way, let me know.

Have a great week and look here for more Fit For Duty routines!

George
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RE: Abdominal & Lower Lumbar fat
3/18/13 1:43 AM as a reply to TinTinTaylor.
How your progress? Did any of the suggestions here seem to help?
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