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Old 05-24-2007, 12:52 AM
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Maintaining size, but losing the fat...possible?

This is probably really difficult, but how can one go about maintaining the same clothes size, but losing the fat? I'm perfectly happy with my size right now (25/26 in jeans and XS/S in tops) and would DREAD going down in sizes because I just don't think I'd personally look right any smaller.

I'm getting a little too flabby for my taste, but I'm afraid if I go all out and start working out like mad, I'm gonna catch the Asian flat butt syndrome on top of having a TON of loose clothes, as well as just looking too skinny. I don't need/want to look uber muscular, just toned and in-shape. Can anyone suggest some simple activities to achieve this? TIA!
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:19 AM
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just do your cardio and it melts away the fat on your body. if you dont have much body fat you should stay about the same size.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:46 AM
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If you work out I can't see how your butt would go flatter? You'd build muscles there.
I'd go with pilates.
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I'd say do a little cardio with some strength training. Do you belong to a gym? Many of them have classes where you do a blend of cardio, stretching and strength training in an hour.
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Strength training.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:57 AM
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Strength training.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:13 PM
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I agree with strength training. Do not overdo the cardio. I only do about 15 minutes of cardio a day so that I will not lose weight. I also drink a 32 oz protein shake while working out to maintain size. And Lunges..lots and lot of lunges.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:23 PM
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Strength training.
Agreed. Cardio will shrink you even more. If you want to say the same size but "tone up" then definitely mainly strength train with a little cardio at a slower pace. Do you belong to a gym? You should ask to speak with a trainer there. They might offer you a free initial personal training session. Even if they don't, it might be a good thing to just do one or two sessions with a trainer so they can show you exactly what to do when you work out on your own.
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Thanks all for your responses thus far! I don't belong to a gym and usually work out at home (almost no cardio though) using dumbells and such. I'm thinking about getting one of those huge balls....dammit, what are they called? Not medicine ball...whatever, anyways, I was thinking about also just taking regular long walks. Do you guys think this would be as effective or should I just get my skinny-fat ass up and get to runnin?
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running will make you smaller.
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^^I figured. I guess I really can't lose all or most of the fat without compromising my overall size then huh?
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Strength training will build your muscles bigger and melt the fat. You will stay the same size but will have less fat. Don't do cardio, walks are fine though.
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I agree with strength training. Do not overdo the cardio. I only do about 15 minutes of cardio a day so that I will not lose weight. I also drink a 32 oz protein shake while working out to maintain size. And Lunges..lots and lot of lunges.
Correct. You cannot melt away fat with cardio and expect to stay the same size unless you build up some serious muscle.

Really you probably don't have a huge amount of fat, and just need to put on some muscle to give the flesh some shape to hang on to. Definitely work on the strength training. It's sexy!
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being asian, if you have the typical small, lean, frame, you won't be muscular no matter how hard you try. Actually that's an exaggeration, you'd have to REALLY try. weight lifting will eliminate the fat and keep doing those butt exercises so you don't get that flat asian butt look. i lift weights about 3 times a week, and there is no way i could ever look bulky. toned yes. bulky, no way.
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Strength training will build your muscles bigger and melt the fat. You will stay the same size but will have less fat. Don't do cardio, walks are fine though.
i don't agree with this. only way to burn fat is to do cardio. you can't lose weight in certain spots but you can gain mass/build strength wherever you target it. either way, in order to have muscle show, you have to do cardio to burn away the layer of fat first.

it really depends on your built and how much body fat you currently have. obviously the more you have the smaller you will look if you burn majority of it off. if you're already small then i assume that you have less body fat and if you burn that off your size will be a little smaller. at the same time as you do your cardio, you're also toning your muscles so that they're more lean.
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i don't agree with this. only way to burn fat is to do cardio. you can't lose weight in certain spots but you can gain mass/build strength wherever you target it. either way, in order to have muscle show, you have to do cardio to burn away the layer of fat first.

it really depends on your built and how much body fat you currently have. obviously the more you have the smaller you will look if you burn majority of it off. if you're already small then i assume that you have less body fat and if you burn that off your size will be a little smaller. at the same time as you do your cardio, you're also toning your muscles so that they're more lean.
You can burn fat through improving your metabolism by building muscle, so that your body burns more fat during daily activities, even reading AF, plus it has a bigger afterburn effect than cardio, so that you burn more calories in the hour following strength training.

Trust me, you can lose fat by weight lifting.
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I have this same problem...I'm a size 2 and after having a baby I just have that stubborn belly fat but I don't have time to do any cardio, nor do I want to drop clothing sizes. I've been trying all kinds of situp but nothing really touches the jiggle....any suggestion?
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i don't agree with this. only way to burn fat is to do cardio. you can't lose weight in certain spots but you can gain mass/build strength wherever you target it. either way, in order to have muscle show, you have to do cardio to burn away the layer of fat first.

it really depends on your built and how much body fat you currently have. obviously the more you have the smaller you will look if you burn majority of it off. if you're already small then i assume that you have less body fat and if you burn that off your size will be a little smaller. at the same time as you do your cardio, you're also toning your muscles so that they're more lean.
with more muscle your body requires more calories per day as your metabolism increases. You can burn fat with a clean diet and lifting heavy weights and doing less reps.
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lol that's like saying that you can get a nice abs by just doing crunches. if you want strong abs, you need to burn the fat off by running/swimming/etc first before they will even show through the layer of fat. you can't spot reduce. You can use muscle to burn fat only assuming that there's muscle there to begin with.

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lol that's like saying that you can get a nice abs by just doing crunches. if you want strong abs, you need to burn the fat off by running/swimming/etc first before they will even show through the layer of fat. you can't spot reduce. You can use muscle to burn fat only assuming that there's muscle there to begin with.
Uh you do relize when you lift heavy weights and you tear muscles, that it takes your body 2 days to repair the muscles.

Repearing = Calories Needed

Dieting = Reducing Calories

Lets say I do 100 reps with heavy weights on 3 target muscle groups. Thats is about 1500-2000 calories that I burnt. If I don't fuel my body the body will find the source somewhere else like fat, or muscle.
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