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October 28, 2010

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o I workout 4 times a week, I can bench press 235. I'm pretty proud of myself, but I run 4 miles 3 times a week to get some cardio. I know that's still alot but my waist is still like 32-33". I'm 6ft 1, 21 years old, and I weigh 180. In the summer my waist is like a 28, I'm curious if I should do more cardio but I don't want that to effect my upper muscle build. Can anyone help me out, or suggest anything??

chacha1

I'm going to take a chance and reply to this even though I suspect it is merely a ghost.

Someone 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, who does weight training and running, is pretty fit. The most likely reason for a fluctuation in waist size is nutritional.

If the diet contains too much sugar - and I suspect this may be the case since the larger waist measurement coincides with winter, when we eat more "comfort" food - the belly will expand. It just will.

So, my little ghost, try replacing starchy carbs with vegetables, replace energy drinks with water, don't sweeten your coffees or teas, and increase the total protein in your diet.

A higher ratio of cardio won't fix a spongy belly ... a higher ratio of protein often will.

Kristie

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