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    Senior Member therhoads's Avatar
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    Love Handles

    I am attempting to gain mass so I am eating like a cow and working with heavy weights. However, I really need to tighten the abs and love handles as I am loose around the middle.

    Would you suggest doing high reps on the stomach work (weighted crunches and other) to reduce this area? How many days/week? I was thinking of doing stomach reps every day, even on non lifting days.

    Thanks for the info...

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    . Delphi's Avatar
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    Can't spot reduce without surgery. Try reducing your daily caloric intake by 200-500 Calories/day. Most people feel the abs should be trained like any other muscle- 1-2 times a week, 6-12 reps per set.

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    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    It comes with the territory (bulking).

    If you are going to gain weight, it's gonna be hard to keep those abs. Trust me.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Yeah and your better off focusing on one or the other. Mass or cuts. If you really want to lose some of the fat, you can't be eating like a pig.
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    Soca King
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    Originally posted by LATMAN
    Yeah and your better off focusing on one or the other. Mass or cuts. If you really want to lose some of the fat, you can't be eating like a pig.
    Latman is right you have to do one or the other you can't do both

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    bien bueno! Marcel's Avatar
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    Ummm...try bulking slower. Eating like a cow? Find your maintenance calories and then add 200 or so.
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

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    Some Dude
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    don't try to bulk overnight, gain 1 or 2 lbs a week, I know it seems slow but it's the best way to gain without adding too much fat. Afterall, too much fat makes the lean out stage that much longer right? Leaning out sucks.
    "Intensity for Density!"


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