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What Is The Best Plan For Burning Fat Off My Midsection?
I do 30-40 minutes of bike riding in the morning followed by an agility program, which takes about 15-20 minutes. I am trying to burn fat on my midsection, love handles and abs. What do you suggest is the best nutrition plan to do this and/or what exercises? I also lift 4-5 days out of the week. I am 5'9", 235 pounds ,16% body fat (mostly around my midsection). What do I do?
Your problem is one of familiarity, meaning that many suffer it. When I say suffer I am being sympathetic because it is also self-induced via your nutritional habits. You need to begin to cycle your carbohydrates. I cannot stress to you enough how important this is to achieving your goals. Here is what you should do. Only consume high glycemic carbohydrates on training days. Only consume them in the morning of a training day, during training, and immediately following your training sessions. Training means weights not cardio, okay?
How much? Take your weight in kilograms and multiply it by 1.5. This will give the amount of carbohydrate that you should consume. (Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, then you need to convert that to kilograms. To do this, take 150 times 0.4536. That would equal 68.04 kilograms. Then take 68.04 times 1.5 to get 102.06 grams of carbs.) Take in that number in the morning and after training. Besides this time you should be concentrating on eating fibrous carbohydrates to assist in digestion, maintaining a feeling of satiety, taking in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and promoting intestinal health.
Exercises: All I can say to you is keep up the cardio because that is what is going to allow your six pack to become visible. You can do all the abdominal exercise that you want but if your cardio and diet are off... forget about it. Try this suggestion and watch your abdominals rip through that sheen of fat. Good luck!