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Flabby stomach!
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BackBoiler · 04/12/2019 08:22

I have lost 2st 2lb (another 4lb to lose to my aim) through healthy nutritious food and plenty cardio sessions at the gym with the aim of doing a 10k run late next year.

However my lower stomach is flabby. Will further exercise and crunches reduce this? I look fine while stood up but it bulges out when I sit!

Anyone been in a similar situation and succeeded to get rid of the excess?

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BackBoiler · 04/12/2019 08:23

Obviously I should say tummy as I cannot actually see my stomach Grin

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Northernsoullover · 04/12/2019 08:27

You need Pilates rather than crunches. I did a 3 month stint over the summer and my stomach looked brilliant. I've had two children so its never going to be perfect but it stayed flat ish in clothes.

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Runningonempty84 · 04/12/2019 08:34

Sounds like you've done brilliantly so far, but more running will shift the fat. How much are you doing at the moment? At least four targeted sessions a week, totalling 25+ miles, is when I started to see a real difference.
If you bring your 10k forward to the spring rather than late next year, and do an autumn half marathon or 10-miler, that will help to focus your training. If your current aim is a 10k in almost a year's time, I'm guessing your mileage is currently on the low side.
And, as a PP said, Pilates is great for toning up (though I have to admit, I've let my Pilates and yoga slip!)

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BackBoiler · 04/12/2019 09:09

I only started about 15 weeks ago and before that I did little to no exercise with a sedentary office job.

I have little time in the evenings with the kids so I've started off quite small. I work full time so cannot usually go during the daytime. I typically do 3/4 1 hour cardio at the gym running about 7k each time on the treadmill and then do the rest of the hour on the rower. I chose September as I thought I'd start running outside in the spring when I could quit the gym after 6 months until the autumn again.

I do hate crunches and find them quite boring but I do like the idea of pilates! Never done it before, is it something I can replicate at home on the days I am not attending a class?

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ChasingRainbows19 · 06/12/2019 20:49

I've swam, cycled ( spin), walked and done boxercise type workouts but this year has been the flattest my stomach has ever been.

Yoga, resistance bands workouts and a good diet with lots of water. I also walk 10,000-15,000 maybe 4/5 days a week. You can't pin point weightloss or exercise but the leaner you become the weight comes off the belly!

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Bluntness100 · 06/12/2019 20:53

Weights, specifically weighted core exercises, it's the way to build abs. Yes all the others will work eventually, weights is fastest.

Just google some core exercises with weights. Things like v sit ups, Russian twists etc.

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Spodge · 13/12/2019 17:23

Well done on the weight loss and training for the run.

Is this really a problem, though? Doesn't pretty much everyone's stomach bulge a bit when sitting?

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Biscuitsandteaplease · 13/12/2019 17:27

Well done OP, it wounds like you've done an amazing job with weight loss! I wish I had your will power and drive to do so Grin

I second the Pilates, it flattened and shaped my pre-baby stomach like nothing else. I'm sure it would be the same post baby!
I just used to squeeze it in around what I was doing via YouTube, there's some great stuff on there

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Pollaidh · 13/12/2019 17:32

Pilates, avoiding sugar, planks.

Really must do some myself, used to have a flat stomach...

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