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The Who asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Should an overweight person lose weight before doing ab workouts? Or should you do them during the process?

I'm about 30lbs overweight, should I focus on losing weight before I start focusing on my abs?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    When I was in college I had a six pack. The way I did it was up my protein intake and decrease all excess calories especially from sugar, alcohol, even stuff like energy drinks that were full of sugar. I use to put whey protein powder is almost everything from oatmeal to shakes and yogurt. I did not enjoy eating that stuff, but it got the job done!!!! I was able to lose weight and build muscle rather quickly. When I graduated I was not able to keep up my weight training and gained a lot of weight. But, my goal is to get back to my college physique, but I don't want to do it the unhealthy way. I am taking whey, and following a program called Six Pack Abs. I started January 1, and I am already seeing results. If you want me to give you regular updates on my status I certainly will! Good Luck and hang in there!!!

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  • Andrew
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yeah you should, go ahead and throw some ab workouts in with your regular routine but your focus should be on losing the weight because no matter how much you work your abs you cant see them unless you lost the fat on top of them

  • 1 decade ago

    The biggest portion of your workout, if you are focusing on weightloss, ought to be cardio. I would suggest 40-50 min of heavy cardio. Now, mind you, 'heavy' to you, at this point of your development may just be light walking - whatever it is, do it daily.

    After your cardio, do your abs. Chances are you will feel the 'burn' from the ab workout much more quickly after cardio, thus you would be performing less at the beginning of this cycle.

    But, all the advice you may receive on this matter will be moot if you don't stress to yourself the importance of daily caloric intake. Limit your calories to 1000 less (consumed) than what you burn.

    Good luck.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are so many things out there that can help you. The thing you have to do is find what you can commit to and stick with it. It will take some time, but the results will be worth it if you can be consistent.

    Here are some other suggestions for losing weight:

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No you should work abs while overweight. Abdominal muscle eats up fat better than any other. Meaning not that it literally gobbles it.. but all muscle requires calories and the more muscle you have the more fat you burn to keep that muscle going. Abdominal muscles burn a lot of calories and abdominal exercises also help flatten your stomach so you look thinner faster.

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