Dealing With Problem Areas (Fat)

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  1. Quest Mcody

    Quest Mcody White Belt

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    n00b here, need some help from the gurus.

    So I'm about 6'5 and roughly 210 lbs. I'm 19 years old and have never trained/worked out seriously. I play basketball about 3-4 times a week and that's basically the extent of my physical activities.

    The problem is, I'm mostly lower body fat. I have really long legs, and most of my weight is in my thighs/butt. My upper body is fairly skinny and my arms are really thin.

    Is my body proportion (in terms of weight) something that will always be? Will devoting myself to conditioning/proper diet cancel this out ie. thin thighs, bigger upper body.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. zop

    zop <img src="http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/7201/

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    yes

    and squat

    and read the faq in the S&P and then read the faq in the D&S
     
  3. SnowMongoose

    SnowMongoose Blue Belt

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    I've got about the same build, (6'3 @ ~210) and what I've seen is that it's just a matter of your body naturally preferring to keep fat in those areas...
    just gotta keep working at it.

    Train some martial arts (pick your poison), add some lifting, and keep the diet clean, you'll see it go away soon enough.
     
  4. Technomad

    Technomad White Belt

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    where your body puts it's fat is totally genetic. Some doctors claim that fat is safer stored in the lower body.
     
  5. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    I have the same build. Top light, bottom heavy but Im 5'9, 185lbs. Like Zop mentioned...Squat and OHP, Push Press.
     
  6. Ranger

    Ranger I'm getting too old for this sht

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    Try high rep squats and lunges. Run occasionally. Consider recreational kickboxing.
     
  7. JSN

    JSN Bitch Lasagna

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    did you guys read his post? he wants to spot reduce fat on his lower body.

    sorry, TS, but you can't do that. clean up your diet and the fat goes away. that's all there is to it. it's slightly unusual that you (assuming you're a guy) carry more fat on your lower body, but those were the cards you were dealt.
     
  8. blakethemus

    blakethemus Blake Belt

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    Get liposuction.

    Seriously.
     
  9. JSN

    JSN Bitch Lasagna

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    lol okay there is one way to do spot reduction.

    what a stupid practice though. by teh time your skin shrank down (if it did at all), you could have lost the weight on your own, and it's not like you fat cells can't expand hugely if you continue to eat a shitty diet.

    EDIT oh and btw there's a decent chance that a doc will destroy large blood vessels during lipo.
     
  10. Graver

    Graver Blue Belt

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    spirez Purple Belt

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    It may actually be possible to spot reduce fat, but it's not as easy as doinf exercises for the area you want to lose it.

    Read this article on Biosignature by Charles Poliquin if you're not a lazy ****:

     
  12. John L Sullivan

    John L Sullivan Blue Belt

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    Spot reduction is a myth. Eat right. Train hard.
     
  13. JinKazama

    JinKazama Red Belt

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    theres the problem

    pick up some heavy weight, then put it down

    repeat .
     
  14. nexus8793

    nexus8793 White Belt

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    German Volume Training is the shit, but I'm pretty sure I just wasted about 2 minutes of my life reading that article by Poliquin. It was like reading my horoscope or watching late night tv. Ignore that Poliquin article and read this one http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/luis13.htm
     
  15. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Your all jumping around his answer with a lot of bullshit.

    The bottom line to the original poster:

    Fact 1: You are skinnyfat.

    Fact 2: Your hormones largely decides where it deposits fat, if your hormones say manly man you get more of a Silverback/Tank abbot look if you get fat, if your hormones say "sob I need to watch Oprah and eat chocolate" then you will deposit more fat on places like ass legs etc...

    Fact 3: You can naturally change the ratio of male testosterone and female estrogen in your body in favour for test (which will also help with things like recovery, building muscle, burning fat, fucking females) by lifting weights like a proper man (high weight low rep compound movements) eating mans food (high in fat, cholesterol and protein) and also eating your vegs and such. And generally by being a man you becomes more of a man.

    Fact 4: Dont be skinnyfat, start by building muscle, every pound of muscle will 24 hour of the day burn fat and the more muscle you have the more fat can you carry without looking like shit.

    Fact 5: For your purposes you cant point-train or what the fuck its called fat. Your fat is burned from your total fat reserve and your hormones mainly will decide where its drawn from first. If you have areas that you want to get thinner and they are "stubborn" then you simply are not on a low enough body fat percentage for what you want to happen, keep lowering it and eventually the problem areas go away to.

    Hope that helps.
     

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