01-14-2007, 06:22 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Big D, Texas
Originally Posted by Rivkah
Agreed that for quick results, do cardio.
If you're going to do resistance training, I would do a full body routine and not just abs. Most people have some ab muscle - it's just covered up by a bit of fat. (and some people won't ever get a 6 pack without being sick from too little fat.)
Muscle burns more calories per day so that lets you eat more and burns the fat at rest. Working large muscles is key for this - think squats, lunges, back, and chest. If you work your back, it will help maintain your posture and if you build your lats, it helps create that nice "v" shape on your back which is really good if you tend to store fat in the love handle/low back area. (Which I do.)
I could help you with a more in depth routine (as could a few others here) but I don't know how much you're looking for. In short, you could lose some weight in your stomach/waist area easily by adding a bit of cardio though.
I like to go rollerblading for cardio if you live in a warm enugh climate and are looking for something new. It is really good because not only do you get excellent cardio out of it you also have to use your muscles in other parts of your body to balance yourself and gain momentum.
Also lifting weights helped me out a lot when it came to my abs. Free weights i find to be the best because you have to use all of your muscles in order to lift which results in you working out your enitre body.