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    28/M - Success so far; Need help with gut/abs

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    Greetings all,

    I'm a 28 year old guy who has been loosely following the Primal lifestyle for over a year and a half now.

    Here are the fairly impressive results I've achieved during my year and a half of loose primal adherence -

    Weight down to 179 from 215,

    Pant size down from 38 to 32!

    Just a few months ago, I couldn't do one single pull-up/chin-up/etc. I've never been able to, even as a kid. Well, I ordered a door-mounted pull-up bar, and after just starting out by lowering myself down as best I could a few times a day, I am now able to do 10 pull-ups in a row, and I routinely do upwards of 20-40 pull-ups during a workout session. This is unbelievable to me... from 0 to this in just a few months!

    Now I am ready to get serious. 100% Primal compliance. There is not a morsel of SAD food in my house. But here's the problem: I am skinny-fat; I just can't seem to get my ugly gut to disappear. But its going to happen. I've promised my girlfriend that I'll have a nice, flat stomach for her by this time next year. And that is all the motivation I need to get this done. So, what can I do to really focus on getting rid of my gut?

    My workout routine consists of the basics: low-intensity cardio on the elliptical, push-ups, pull-ups, and squats. I'll admit I don't do sprinting as much as I should, but I am pretty good about getting the rest of my workout done at least 3, usually closer to 5 times a week.

    Here's a pic of my current condition: http://i.imgur.com/5vvZ1.jpg

    I really appreciate any help!
    Charlie
    28 y/o male, 6 feet tall
    Starting weight, 1/1/2011: 215 lbs. -- Current weight: 179 lbs.
    Starting waist size: 38 in. -- Current waist size: 32 in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdub View Post
    Pant size down from 38 to 32!
    Don't make any changes to your diet and workout regimen as long as you're progressing.

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    whoops, wrong post

    good on ya, i have all the faith in the world
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    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    What you are doing is working so keep doing it. I would add some sprints and play in there though.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    For some people (not all), IF helps gets rid of that last stubborn fat.

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    Shave your chest.
    Focus your workouts more. Focus on getting stronger with your strength workouts, add sprints and focus on getting faster.
    Add a backpack, weight vest, sandbags to your training.


    ** Most importantly... follow the diet more closely... abs are built in the kitchen.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    Shave your chest.
    I'd say that's a rather "un-primal" thing to do. Grok didn't have a razor.
    Charlie
    28 y/o male, 6 feet tall
    Starting weight, 1/1/2011: 215 lbs. -- Current weight: 179 lbs.
    Starting waist size: 38 in. -- Current waist size: 32 in.

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    men here somehow go through a physical change where their chest hair somehow migrates up to their faces
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Gone are the days where the length of your back hair is a sign of your masculinity

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    Keep up what you're doing, you're going from like no muscle to having some muscle so it's going to take some time.
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