Found 23rd Apr 2008
How do you tone up - by that i mean how do i tone up my belly.

Is cycling good?

thanks

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no. go swimming.

cycling is good for your legs / **** / belly + any excersise is good

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i prefer cycling to swimming...thanks

swimming is the best all round excersise, but cycling is probabbly best for the lower half, should think if you enjoy it though that its got to have some benefit your more likely to stick with something you enjoy.

If you can do crunches after any prolonged cardio you should notice some difference.

:thumbsup:

endless situps

Try doing exercise in the morning before you eat breakfast, that way your body is forced to burn its fat reserves as opposed to food.

TWIGGY4LIFE 666;1954034

endless situps



Situp's tone the muscle under the fat!!

I know people with rock hard abs under a stone of fat

true, but it kinda worked for me as i have no fat. hence Twiggy (my nickname at school)

I was under the impression that its 60% diet, 40% workout.

Diet does make a massive difference, this normally includes 5-6 meals a day including protein.

When I wanted to lose weight last summer I was very strict and only had three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner and I would run on the tredmill each day for 40 mins followed by light weights. I did tone a little and lost quite a bit of the belly. I lost about a stone in total so 2-4lbs a week you should aim for.

Always hold tummy in at traffic lights, (thats if you drive) tones muscles and iwhen brushing your teeth

Similar to swimming, rowing is good all round exercise which I found quite beneficial when rowing regularly.

John

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woz;1954200

I was under the impression that its 60% diet, 40% workout.Diet does make … I was under the impression that its 60% diet, 40% workout.Diet does make a massive difference, this normally includes 5-6 meals a day including protein. When I wanted to lose weight last summer I was very strict and only had three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner and I would run on the tredmill each day for 40 mins followed by light weights. I did tone a little and lost quite a bit of the belly. I lost about a stone in total so 2-4lbs a week you should aim for.



Ive started with weights and started eating healthy. ive cut all sweets and fizzy pop out and now try to stick to water and healthy food - Salad, jacket tattie etc.

octobergirl;1954858

Always hold tummy in at traffic lights, (thats if you drive) tones … Always hold tummy in at traffic lights, (thats if you drive) tones muscles and iwhen brushing your teeth



lol - You found this to be effective? I do drive and can say that i may try this lol.

Johnmcl7;1954964

Similar to swimming, rowing is good all round exercise which I found … Similar to swimming, rowing is good all round exercise which I found quite beneficial when rowing regularly.John



My mates dad has a rowing machine so i may try and get on there and see what difference it makes


Thanks to all - will leave Rep.

woz;1954200

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oh hai fellow leicester fan

woz;1954200

I was under the impression that its 60% diet, 40% workout.r.


no, its 70% diet and 30% workout:p

to lose the rig around your belly, you need to get a good diet, and do some form of cardio, anything that you like.

You can target fat loss is any way, e.g doing 93433434 sits up a day wont make your lose fat off your belly.

black gerbil1;1956948

oh hai fellow leicester fan



hi lol

If you do try the rowing machine, one important thing I'd say is not to race down the slide after taking a stroke...quite oftean at gyms you see people racing up and down the slide on the rowing machines and this is not the way to do it. You'll tire yourself out far faster and you'll also get poor strokes as rowing is not all about speed, it's about getting a good long stroke. Once you've reached the end of your stroke, move back down the slide more gently to give yourself a slight breather to prepare yourself for a long, hard pull. You'll find you can keep your pace for longer and with the stronger, longer strokes you'll probably be faster as well.

If the rowing machine has a distance reading then I'd use that to set targets, 1km is a good place to start and once you're good with the machiine you can do 2k sprints. For an endurance run, 5km is a good target - that's what I always rowed, 5km away from the boathouse to get warmed up then a hard run back down the 5km length.

John

woz;1971469

hi lol



lol if i was a leicester fan i would not be parading it on my avvy:whistling:
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