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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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I don't know if it's stress, or anxiety, or what, but I'm usually a fairly thick-set guy (read: fat). No but seriously, I've been fat a couple of times in my life, but from my mid-20's onwards I've just been a normal size, but with a fairly big frame.

Then out of nowhere I've got kinda... scrawny. I've still got the same frame of course, that never changes, but I have no 'meat' any more, and my rib cage is really showing :ugh:

This would normally be awesome news, but it's left me kinda... flubby, with like a ring of loose fat around my waist. Think of a king-size duvet cover over a single-size duvet, you know what I mean? :lol:

I've got no definition or anything. Not that I had any before, of course, but at least before I looked kinda 'filled-out', ya know?

What do!? :scratch:
 

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Pallin' around
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Yeah man, and you will see thing tighten up pretty quickly. 3 or 4 months of 3 days a week doing some lifting and you will be more toned.
 

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Lifting shit? Fuck that noise. You want to get rid of loose skin FAST? A single mom has found this one WEIRD trick to tone up in just 10 minutes. Personal trainers HATE her!

 

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the word "tone" has no bearing.

2 - 3 times a week, squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead press.
ie: pick up something heavy off the ground. put something heavy over your head, put something on your back, bend your knees and push something up off your chest.

get mean.
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Does cardio not come into this at all then? It's all about resistance stuff?
 

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IMO you should always do cardio as a part of staying in shape.

To "fill out" more you are going to need to start eating more (healthy choices) and bulking up (adding muscle) by lifting weights. Once you have bulked up, you can worry about toning and adding muscle definition.
 

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If your picking between the two. Yes pick weights. To look "tone" without lifting. You would have to diet to get rid of your fat. But your too skinny to start with.. :lol:
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Yeah that's the fucked up thing, I've lost weight, which has resulted in certain parts being podgy



I eat really healthily already, I think at the moment I'm just... not.. really... eating :eek: I mean, I am, but I'm definitely in a calorie deficit each day I'd say. Not by much but obviously enough for this thin/fatness to have occurred :lol:

I'm usually really active but this shitty winter we're having (plus my bike being fucked) hasn't helped, as I've just sat on my ass since Christmas but still LOST weight somehow, but without being active. I hate not being active, I'm always walking or cycling, but for the last few weeks if I'm not in the house I'll be in the car. Bad times.

Anyway, ok, time to start lifting shit.
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Not 'new' per se, but it has been about 6 years since I properly did any weights :lol:

I'll check it out :yesway:
 

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Pick things up. Put them back down. Repeat.
:lol: indeed

it may allready have been mentioned but if you dont do any cardio at the moment you will see pretty quick results if you start doing some. You will of course get to a point where you wont see any change unless you up your training.
 

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Disappearing? Good news! I've had to stop chest exercises as I was getting more chest than arms, so was starting to look a tad out of proportion :lol:
Decline Fly's are the best way to tone chest I've found for me.
 
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