A 19-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

i've started exercising recently(two months) and i've been trying to reduce my belly(flaps). i wanted to get the perfect "v". its presently flat. help?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Exercise type: It may be about the type of exercise as much as the fact of exercise. I have found that pilates is the best for core development as well as sculpting the abdominals. Also consider what you are eating may be inhibiting wt loss. Stick to non processed foods to maximize nutrient density. This includes many so called "health bars".
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
6
6 thanks
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
6 pack: A 6 pack ab is something i continue to strive for myself. You basically have to cut down the carbs and fat and take in lots of protein. That along with cardio so that you can burn off the love handles is what is required. To build up your body you need to do 4-5 sets of progressively increasing weights. Work chest and triceps one day, back and biceps another and shoulders and legs third.
Answered on Sep 13, 2015
6
6 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: At 45 the goal may not be realistic. It depends on your starting point. Weight loss and exercise are the easiest. Liposuction may help. Also the newer ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Harrison
Specializes in Podiatry
Sugar and salt: If you have a diet high in salt and saturated fat then this may be the first place to start. Cooking with Olive oil instead of corn oil, reduction in ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible: You cannot expect to change the appearance of your body without working on it. You need to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet in order to stay ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs ... Read More
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month