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i recently lost alot of weight i worked out while i lost weight 1000's of crunchs but anyway i can't seem to get rid of my gut i think it's extra skin and i'd proably need to get a tummy tuck does anyone know a way around this?
 
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sorry man, i'm not sure i understand you, are you saying you have lost weight in the stomach area, but still have a pot belly or something?

doing 1000s of crunches is counter-productive. They dont lose weight, only work your stomach muscles. you dont see your abs coming through until you have 5% bodyfat, so if you are doing crunches to lose weight then stop its not going to happen. doing reps anywhere near this high is also overtraining your stomach completely - you are killing your gains.

If you want to work your abs however, use proper controlled crunches that isolate your stomach muscles only. the fact you can do 1000s of crunches tells me clearly that you are using horrible form (using leg muscles, buttock muscles, back muscles, momentum etc). Your abs are getting like 1% of a workout like this, so why not just do 1% of 1000 reps correctly! Also, stomach abs can be worked efficiently with slow movements best.

Anyway, apologies if i sound negative, give us more info and we'll get you sorted mate :)
 
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yes i lost about 100 pounds and i still have a pouch stomach im trying to get a 6 pack as you said i have hanging flesh and i do slow precise crunchs
 
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If you're doing 1000 crunches per day your abs are most definitely going to atrophy. That many reps is not good for you. How's your diet? That's going to be the main factor in how to shed that belly, not how many crunches you do.
 
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Actually re-reading this we are assuming you are doing a high number of crunches per day as it reads kinda like that, maybe you mean in general you have done 1000s?

Anyway, no amount of crunches will lose weight in your gut!!!!

Look at your diet and aerobic exercise - only these will remove weight from your body.

Something like a tummy tuck is a shortcut, and because you wont have made the diet/exercise/lifestlye changes with this route, you'll put the weight back on quickly...
 
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hydrohypocricy said:
yes i lost about 100 pounds and i still have a pouch stomach im trying to get a 6 pack as you said i have hanging flesh and i do slow precise crunchs
Hydro , what was your method of losing your weight? Just curious,
 
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drinking water calistinics my diets pretty good subway works i eat steak fish ecetra i've relinquished posion like potato chips somtimes i have a fig newton or 2 i've had the weight off for 2 years now i went from 300 to 196 but i still have the little pouch gut im about 6'1 it's like extra skin you know what imean all together i've done thousands of crunchs not in a day do i do 1000 in a day i'd do about 500 and then run about 3 miles twice
 

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You may want to start lifting weights. The reason I say this is because you've lost over 100 lbs. the skin will remain in an extended state, I had this happen to a client of mine before she started lifting weights consistently. The added muscle tissue will help to lessen the gap between the tissues. When you had the weight the skin was under pressure, so it stretches to accomodate, and the resulting weight loss, depending on method applied, would cause the skin to stay in this state. You may not need a tummy tuck, I would start doing squats, deadlifts, and using a swiss ball for crunches progressively adding weight on the crunches and dropping the reps. If you need anymore help PM me.
 

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