whats the best form of exercise for midsection fat loss
i just began to transition into raw foods about a week ago. about 85% raw right now. just went to the gym and did weights, felt kind of sick from it. running is OK, but i want to get rid of my belly fat. lifting weights isn't much of an option, makes me feel sick. also i have heard people losing weight within days yet i have remained the same after a week of going to 85% raw. is this normal? i know its only been a week but im kinda frustrated. i feel like if i saw results it would motivate me. any suggestions? i have also been feeling kind of light headed since switching to this diet.
You could try bicycle crunch exercise, where you lay flat on your back while going through a bicycle pedal motion
Hula hooping! My stomach has never been so perfect.
Zumba is great for this - also a BLAST!
Yoga is awesome. Stretching and using core is key.
agree with the hooping comment.
Originally Posted by climbing
high intensity interval training
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I just wanted to comment that everyone already has a six pack. And there's no specific ab exercise which will burn the fat to show the muscles, that's media hype to sell ab equipment, IMO. If you build more ab muscles under the fat, but the fat stays there then your belly will just look bigger. Eating healthy to release stored fat combined with, cardio/weight lifting/exercise in general, is the way to shed the fat and get "shredded". Also don't forget to get enough water. Water helps to get the released fat/toxins out of the body, think of it like washing your insides clean with water.
Also don't be too concerned that you haven't dropped all the pounds you want by now. Typically when you hear people lose weight so quickly it's generally coming from the colon and from the toxins circulating around in the body's fluids which makes one look puffy. Just keep up with what you're doing and the weight will come off. It took more than a week to put the weight on so you have to consider it's gonna take more than a week to get it off.
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yoga is soooooo great for getting into shape and restoring your prana on a daily basis. i just spent 5 weeks at an ashram in the bahamas becoming a yoga instructor and then came home to have surgery. my surgeon said "wow, your tummy changed shape so much that we couldn't go into your old c-section incision - we had to come up a few inches"
we don't have to push push push our bodies to get into shape. gentle asanas with savasana in between (to allow the prana to settle and lactic acid to release) is better than any other exercise (in my opinion and experience).
but then... i'm a 'no pain great gain' kinda woman!!!
There's no way to reduce fat in a specific target area like the stomach. That's an exercise myth. What you want to do is lose some fat, which will be all over.
The best way to do it, IMO, is a combination of exercise with weight training and high intensity cardio. Maybe 2 days of each in a week would be a great start. Of course diet is the most important part, but if you're on here then I think you're already on the right track. :)
And ladies, please do not think by lifting weights you'll turn into a she-hulk body builder type. Its not gonna happen, so you have nothing to fear. That workout stereotype/myth has to be put to rest.
Good evening, I re read your post, if you are feeling sick after wt lifting itmaybe that you re doing too much. Changing from SAD to raw can be difficult. Your body is not use to the change. Drink water and don't worry about the gym just yet. Walk for now.
There is no magic bullet (exercise) for midsection fat loss. Good sound nutrition is the key (80%) I do very little ab work (Situps, knees to elbows while hangin from a pull up bar, kettlebells and yoga). This took about 8 months after I began my journey.
A good low fat raw/ vegan nutrition plan will work wonders in helping you lose the veseral fat (under your skin). You will know when you got it right, it takes time and dedication.
Add cardio and wt training to the nutrition plan and you will lose fat all over. Enjoy the journey.
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Originally Posted by lostone
Yoga and bicycle crunch is really great for midsection fat loss.
If I understood you right, you want to target your core for fat loss... unfortunetly you cannot. You cannot target specific areas for fat loss, you can target for strength and muscle gain of course.
Just hit the weights or body weight strength movements before your cardio, your GH (growth hormone) levels will be higher this way so you will burn more fat.
Yoga is good but do strength and cardio as well. Three piece, its not one or the other.
Cycling and swimming would be best for reduce your belly fat. I prefer you to do this and you can get better result through this.
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