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how to lose the last bit of lower belly fat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 16, 2012 at 1:58 AM

im 5'11 190, i have strong core and i can see my 4 pack, but i cant seem to lose that last lower bit of fat, even my oblique muscles have grown, but that last bit around my belly button wont go away, i know there is muscle under it. it is rock hard under it, and the skin in that area feels really soft and loose. any advice is much appreciated

E2db1519690001648433e8109eb2c013

on June 16, 2012
at 11:39 PM

Doris: The plank is a stationary hold exercise, basically staying in the position of the top of a pushup, or the same with the forearms on the floor instead of the hands. Keep the body straight from heels to head and breath normally. This engages the entire torso without any chancy bending or twisting.

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on June 16, 2012
at 07:33 PM

I agree. your 18. Eat as much as you can and lift heavy. That small amount of fat may never go away but it will look smaller as the rest of you gets bigger. Get lots of sleep too.

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on June 16, 2012
at 06:16 PM

It will make the fat in the area hold better, but won't make it go away. Spot exercise just doesn't work. As an example, Women who work their pecs don't get smaller boobs, but they have a much more supported look. (they may even look larger)

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:24 PM

roughly around 10-11% BF

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:06 PM

What is planking?

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on June 16, 2012
at 04:26 AM

will building more lower abs muscle help? or could this be loose skin (lost around 25 pounds in 2-3 months)

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on June 16, 2012
at 04:24 AM

holy crap surgery? im 18, i cant really explain that to my parents lol, but on the genetic part seems logical, my dad is skinny, i mean skin and bones but he does have gut

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:39 AM

that is a good idea, i drink milk alot

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:00 AM

English may not be the poster's first language. Give them a break.

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:38 AM

*fastening? the word is fasting

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:03 AM

i havent tried that yet, does it work?

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:33 AM

I'd say there's a possibility that you're eating something you're intolerant to and it's causing you a bit of bloating. You should try to eliminate specific foods and/or food groups (eg. dairy) for a few days at a time and see what happens. Good luck!

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:39 AM

that is a good idea, i drink milk alot

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on June 16, 2012
at 11:10 AM

Honestly, do you have an exact (or near) percentage of your bodyfat? If you have a visible four pack, losing weight may not be the ticket (but I'm not saying that this is 100%) I will tell you from personal experience in the far past: I thought I had to lose the last little bit of fat, but really, I needed to start building muscle and eating more. I was slowly worsening my progress thinking I had to lose more. Once I switched to heavier strength training and eating a bit more, I looked 10x better than I had the previous couple months.

However, if it is truly a layer of fat, here is the secret:

Stay active and eat nutritious foods.

Why do an hour of exercise a day, when you get just get outdoors all day and be active? Sports. Gardening. Yard work. Playing with friends/family. Etc. My greatest results came when I stopped exercising and started being active. I used to be a gym junkie. Now? I go work out 1-2 times a week, and the rest of my week is devoted to staying highly active (lots of low aerobic activities and a couple high intensity activities.)

Start planking! Can't beat planks in terms of building core strength and physique.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on June 16, 2012
at 03:24 PM

roughly around 10-11% BF

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 16, 2012
at 07:33 PM

I agree. your 18. Eat as much as you can and lift heavy. That small amount of fat may never go away but it will look smaller as the rest of you gets bigger. Get lots of sleep too.

E2db1519690001648433e8109eb2c013

on June 16, 2012
at 11:39 PM

Doris: The plank is a stationary hold exercise, basically staying in the position of the top of a pushup, or the same with the forearms on the floor instead of the hands. Keep the body straight from heels to head and breath normally. This engages the entire torso without any chancy bending or twisting.

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on June 16, 2012
at 02:06 PM

What is planking?

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:02 AM

have you run while fastening ? I believe it works for some people.

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:00 AM

English may not be the poster's first language. Give them a break.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on June 16, 2012
at 02:03 AM

i havent tried that yet, does it work?

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:38 AM

*fastening? the word is fasting

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on June 16, 2012
at 11:32 AM

Listening to Robb Wolf it seems belly fat is due to stress or lack of complete sleep time. Cortisol levels are effected by this and belly fat is the result. Try to sleep in a completely dark room and get at least 7 hours a night.

Stop drinking dairy too. If you have to have milk, get the fattest milk you can find. Most milks in the US (with a red cap on a gallon jug) is 3% fat, blue cap is 2%, skim milk is 1% and they are all very high in sugar = belly fat.

I stopped drinking dairy except heavy cream in my coffee and switched to coconut milk to get my fix. I don't eat cheeses either.

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8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on June 16, 2012
at 04:17 AM

A diet or exercise tweak is worth a try but consider that your fat distribution may be genetic. If that is the case, you'll have to go with self acceptance for surgery.

I have yet to hear of a spot diet that works. If you can lose weight in that spot, you'll probably have to get thinner everywhere else too.

If you do find a spot diet that works.. please let the world know.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on June 16, 2012
at 04:26 AM

will building more lower abs muscle help? or could this be loose skin (lost around 25 pounds in 2-3 months)

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on June 16, 2012
at 04:24 AM

holy crap surgery? im 18, i cant really explain that to my parents lol, but on the genetic part seems logical, my dad is skinny, i mean skin and bones but he does have gut

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on June 16, 2012
at 06:16 PM

It will make the fat in the area hold better, but won't make it go away. Spot exercise just doesn't work. As an example, Women who work their pecs don't get smaller boobs, but they have a much more supported look. (they may even look larger)

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