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I've got a pot belly (not due to overeating or too much drinking
Is there anything else I could be doing to lose some of that centralised fat?
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I've got a pot belly (not due to overeating or too much drinking, it's been there all my life!) and I'm finally trying to get rid of it. I don't know my weight, but the last time I went to the doc's I was normal and healthy, so my eating habits seem to be fine.
In order to get rid of my belly, I've started running a little: 3k over 20 mins, a little portion uphill, four days a week. Nothing amazing, but I am just starting out :P I'm hoping that'll reduce my fat a little.
But what about situps? I know they won't reduce the fat on my tummy, but they'll help to complement the running and add some shape there, I'm hoping.
So for a beginner, what should my weekly situp regimen be? Is there anything else I could be doing to lose some of that centralised fat?
P.S. And the irony is, the rest of my body is stick thin :P
google on 'situps' and 'back pain'. you might want to choose a different exercise.
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I recommend that you start by adding 4 or 5 minutes of abs and back work daily to your running routine. Doesn't sound like much but if you do it right, it will be plenty.
30 seconds crunches - Rest 15 seconds
30 seconds butterly kicks - Rest 15 seconds
30 second front plank - Rest 15 seconds
30 second side plan - Rest 15 seconds (repeat for both sides)
1 minute back extensions on a ball
As you get stronger, increase to 45 seconds of effort on each activity and gradually increase your running to 4 or 5 days per week and at least 30 minutes per session.