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MontyFranklyn
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Losing inches off the midsection
Trying to lose 6 inches off my midsection. I'm walking no less than 45 minutes a day, sometimes I will do a morning walk of 45 minutes and an afternoon walk of 45 minutes. Also doing over 100 pushups throughout the day, trying to get back up to doing 300. In the evening I'm doing 120 leg presses, increasing the weight by 90lbs until I get up to 345lbs. I'm doing light bench press as well. My diet is good, no sugars, no simple carbs, only meats and veggies. I'm also working a nice calorie deficiency as well.

Should I add a 20 minute rowing session to burn more fat? Should I introduce dead lifts as well?


bad93ex
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The midsection for men is the last place that you will lose the fat. My only advice is to maintain a caloric deficit and track everything you eat and drink.


MontyFranklyn
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
I'm only drinking water for the most part. I may occasionally do a zero calorie carbonated drink or flavored water like vitamin water


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whiskey over ice
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
6 inches is roughly 30 lbs of fat. What is your timeline? You’re better off tracking calories closely and consistently hitting your calorie goal than trying to add more exercise.


MontyFranklyn
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
My calories are legit. My intake is only about 1200, on average, a day


MrSpock
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Trying to lose 6 inches off my midsection.


4 months +/- 2 weeks assuming no cheating and using the numbers you gave.



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wheelr
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
Think about combining those two 45m walks into a single long walk.

I've been following the advice in my climbing and cycling training books which recommend a fair amount of long (1.5hr+) low intensity (zone 2) sessions. I mostly cycle but will also do some 5+ miles walks at a brisk pace and it has worked well. It will also give you a good base for HIT work.


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Dixie Normus
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
Your intake is very low for the average sized male. You don’t want to restrict yourself too hard because you’ll bloat.


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pwejr88
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
One of the things that helped me lose a bunch of weight and inches off my midsection, was getting a cheap smart watch off Amazon that tracks my heart rate. When walking or lifting, it helped me make sure my heart rate remained in the fat-burning zone. Sometimes I needed to walk/run longer than I thought.


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MontyFranklyn
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
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Your intake is very low for the average sized male. You don’t want to restrict yourself too hard because you’ll bloat.
Hmmm, tell me more. Is it because my body will retain more water?


Dixie Normus
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
Some people on here likely know the science better than me, but it goes to the same concept as to why the malnourished kids in Africa have pot-bellies. There’s no way to “target” fat loss.

The best method is to figure out your maintenance calories and eat 250-500 less than that, weigh yourself every morning, and tweak your calories based up or down based on the rate of weight loss you observe on a weekly average level. Eat roughly at least 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight and split the other calories between fats and carbs as you wish.

I’m on my phone, but if I remember in a bit I’ll post a link to my favorite maintenance/macro calculator.


TnMountaineer
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
As stated earlier..you’re going to lose fat everywhere but the midsection first. For me it’s our stomach and moobs that usually go last.
You’re doing great. I’d add in more strength training as well.


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MontyFranklyn
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re: Losing inches off the midsection
Ok, I am drinking a couple vegan protein shakes daily. I need to up my protein. Tonight I'm having seared salmon with sautéed zucchini and onions.


bah humbug
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Why vegan protein? Soy based?


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Volt
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malnourished kids in Africa have pot-bellies


This is called kwashiorkor which is caused by protein malnutrition. Severe protein deficit causes liver enlargement thus resulting in an excess of abdominal edema.


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MontyFranklyn
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Ahhh. I have to find more ways to get protein in.


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