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Old 12-13-2002, 12:54 PM   #1
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Post gotta ditch these love handles, need help...

i'm 5' 10" 160 something pounds so i'm not really overwieght but i've got "love handles". is that the term? you know the bulges of fat on the sides of your stomach? (also somewhat on your back too) i need to know what i can do to to get rid of these stupid things. are there any "targeting toning" ,or whatever the term is, methods i can use? basically these and my abs are all that i really have a problem with overall i'm in pretty good shape. but i cannot stand my current level of abdominal fitness
thanks for any suggestions...

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Old 12-14-2002, 08:12 AM   #2
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Clean diet and cardio. You cannot spot-reduce. fat has to be lost all over.

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Old 12-18-2002, 11:57 AM   #3
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Naxis is exaclty right - no such thing as spot reduction. You need to add muscle there and also burn calories by taking in less and doing cardio. Remember too, that as you add mucscle all over your body your ability to burn fat increases, so focus on building muscle all over and not just in your abs. Target compound movements to hit the big muscles (squats, deadlifts, Military press, etc.

Good luck and keep grinding...

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