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Could I go from fat stomach to six pack in six months

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fradddd Level 170 Windia Hero
So I would really like to lose my stomach fat, and hopefully gain a six pack (I probably will cause that's what you see when your fat isn't there...) in six months, before I start my senior year of high school.

Is there any way I could do this without a gym, without some weird training program, without some weird dieting program, without vitamins and protein, etc.

All I have are some dumbbells, my house, my choices, and my own body.
I am 5'8", 205 lbs., and I have broad shoulders, and a bit of fat on my upper arms and chest, and a lot on my stomach, but other than that I'm pretty in shape.
I think I eat healthy. In fact I don't really eat much. Sometimes I don't eat lunch, and when I do it's a small lunch.
I never really eat out, or eat junk food, because I can't.
Posted: February 2014 Permalink

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xtripled Level 33 Scania Fighter
pretty sure you've posted this before but anyways:
you'll have to diet, it won't be "weird" but you need to cut back obviously
you won't need a "weird" training program but you'll need to stay dedicated and exercise a couple times a week at least
eat breakfast to get your metabolism going everyday, jog, cut back on carbs, do sit ups/push ups. Also remember, it's not about how long you do it for, it's about the intensity. For the dumb bells, just do curls, bench press (can do these while laying on the floor), some flies, lunges, etc. Google "dumb bell workouts at home" and you'll find some you can do.
Feb 01 2014
XxsynysterXx Level 153 Kradia Night Lord
I think it's possible, start out by simply only drinking water, that will go a long ways. Next, I'd substitute a baby spinach salad with olive oil, some tomatoes, a few almonds, some lemon juice, and maybe cauliflower and other veggies for your lunch. I eat this everyday as a runner who's a vegetarian and I feel great and it's pretty filling. Eat a healthy breakfast and dinner too, eliminating fatty and sugary foods. And running 20 minutes a day is a good start for losing weight. You can start adding time as you start feeling better.
Feb 01 2014
fradddd Level 170 Windia Hero
Should I start with a losing weight approach first, or a gaining muscle approach?
How often per week should I do the cardio and the weights, and the sit-ups/push-ups?
How many sets, how many reps?
People say they got theirs from just doing as many sit ups as possible every day. Is that possible?
Feb 01 2014
tooooons of cardio will make u lose fatty, combine cardio with some pushups pullups and sit ups 3 days a week and ull do fine, eat less ofc, (less, just a bit less, dont stop eating)
Feb 01 2014
XxsynysterXx Level 153 Kradia Night Lord
Personally, I'd try and lose weight first and create as much change in your overall health and diet. I'd try and do cardio 4 to 5 times a week since it'd help you lose weight, which is what will make your muscles and such show easier. If it's not too cold where you live I'd say get up and run in the morning and you could also get in the habit of eating breakfast afterwards. And for lifting weights, 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 12 is a good rep range to gain muscle.
Feb 01 2014
MyKarma Level 99 Broa Mercedes 3
Should I start with a losing weight approach first, or a gaining muscle approach?
How often per week should I do the cardio and the weights, and the sit-ups/push-ups?
How many sets, how many reps?
People say they got theirs from just doing as many sit ups as possible every day. Is that possible?[/quote]

Even if you gain muscle in your abdomen, you won't be able to see it with fat. I suggest doing both though, but doing cardio helps a lot more than you think if you're going for a six-pack.

Also do Planks, they don't seem like much but believe me when I say they help.
Feb 01 2014
Eshnolat Level 181 Zenith Phantom 4
Depends on where you're starting, but absolutely. I did the same thing from Junior to Senior year.

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zq_nM5H3bk]Do NOT Crunch[/url]
Not only are sit-ups not really a functional exercise, but they only add a slight bit of muscle bulge to your abs, if you have good form, which you probably won't since you don't already have abs and you'll be starting out doing them with assistance from peripheral muscles.
**Sit-ups will not remove the pudge from your tummy.** Hormones regulate fat distribution, not direct muscle stimulation.
TL;DR- don't bother with sit-ups. There are much better ab exercises, that will give you a much better look.

Drink A LOT of water, count your calories so you have a [i]slight[/i] caloric deficit, too much and your metabolism slows down. Around a few hundred should be good. Only a couple if you're on the small side. When you get hungry, drown it with water.
And of course, eating healthy helps.

Do High Intensity Interval training. Whether it's by weight training or running or calisthenics or whatever. HIIT is what burns the most calories.
YOU CAN BUILD MUSCLE WITH A CALORIC DEFICIT, if you get sufficient protein, and that helps burn a little extra calories too.

The nutritional bits are just as important as the exercise. Anything is better than nothing, but slow jogging or weak reps hardly does a thing to burn calories, especially compared to HIIT.
Feb 01 2014
fradddd Level 170 Windia Hero
@Eshnolat yeah see I don't know what any of that weird stuff means I'm just looking for common exercises that lots of people have used. Your sit-up argument doesn't make sense and it's kind of irrelevant and disproved.

@MyKarma how exactly do you "do" a plank? Cause you're just holding yourself there, so what would a rep be?
Feb 01 2014
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