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Tummy Slimming

I am 5'9 , 180 pounds and want to lose 30 of those. I have been speed walking on the treadmill 6 days a week, anywhere from 45 min to 1 hour for the last month. I totally see a difference in my legs and arms, but I don't in my stomach. Not that its huge, but I still look very bloated. What am I doing wrong? I always heard you lose in your tummy first. What can I do to speed it up, any suggestions?

Tue. Mar 14, 2:01am

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I don't think the treadmill will do much for your tummy. You need some kind of ad crunching exercises or pilates that will strengthen your core muscles. Options abound!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 5:19 AM

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Cardio, cardio, cardio!

You need to burn the fat before you'll see the results from the crunches. I don't think you should ban crunches all together. But, keep doing the cardio. Mix it up by doing a variety of things. You can do hill or speed intervals on the treadmill, the elliptical, stair climber, bike, classes, etc. Also, combine cardio with weight lifting. You'll definitely see results from that combination!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 8:19 AM

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hold it in

my personal trainer said to pull your navel toward your spine and do it throughout the day, especially when working out. i really notice a difference when I do it on a regular basis. Also its great for your back too.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 9:26 AM

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I am very slim, but still have a round-ish stomach. In the past week, I have also been trying to pull my stomach in (as the above poster mentioned) while I walk and run. I have already noticed a difference, so give it a try. Maybe tie something around your waist so you keep it in mind.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 10:22 AM

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If I hold my stomach in while on the treadmill, my muscles are definitely sore the next day!

Do you speed-walk while holding on, or not? If you don't hold on, you'll be using your core muscles for stabilization, which is great for them!

Also, if you hold your stomach in whenever you think of it, you'll get in the habit, and it'll just become natural.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 10:54 AM

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