HELP: Need Muscle; got belly fat

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Jan 30, 2014 7:45pm
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I need expert advise but everyone is welcome to help me. I am 16 male and weigh 50kg. I do an hour of workout most days for my abs as i want a six pack as i have a bit of belly fat.

I eat well i think: less saturated fats, less bad sugars and eat a lot of fruit and veg, bit of meat, 2 eggs every day and 3 to 4 to 5 times a day. Maybe im lacking protein? I think i consume about 2200 calories a day.

I also want muscle and look a bit bigger as my dad said i should stop excercising to gain a bit more weight.

So what should i do? Eat more? Excercise less? Something completely different?

If some people could share their advise, i would be truly greatful!

30 Jan
Get protein shakes for throughout the day and lift heavy weights will build mass.
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Jan 30, 2014 9:18pm
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Drop the fruit
Keep the veg
Plenty of meat and fish

Training:
Do interval training. Try running 1km at about 80%, take 2-5mins rest and hit 1km again for about 10km.

Also weights. Hitting between 8 and 12 reps - 4 sets, 90 seconds between reps.

Should shift the belly fat in no time.

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Jan 30, 2014 10:02pm
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Thanks. Yeah i am planning to do quite a bit of runnin on the weekend.

And In weights, do you suggest any routine?
Also any suggestion on my calorie intake? Im 5 ft 6.

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Jan 31, 2014 1:14pm
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It's all down to preference really what works for me is...

Back/Bi's
Chest/Tri's
Shoulders/forearms
Legs

Then Abs every other day.

Are you training for something in particular or just want to 'get shredded'?

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Jan 31, 2014 2:05pm
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Get bigger and ripped really. Maybe eat more?

31 Jan
Definitely more protein. As someone said earlier drink protein shakes also I know a few guys who use creatine to build muscle but you have to lift weights with it or it will just make you fat. Good luck!
31 Jan
Okay thank you. I thought protein might be the problem but i do have quite alot. Also i go 'ham' on fruit so tighten that down a bit as well. Gonna buy some protein shakes again.
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Jan 31, 2014 3:44pm
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Carbs are essential for muscle growth too. Plenty of brown rice, whole meal pasta, veg - I generally try and get a decent protein in the morning with 6 scrammbled eggs.

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Feb 1, 2014 9:03am
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Check the topic I started called "so you have belly fat and you want abs"
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Feb 1, 2014 11:51am
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50kg for a 16 year old ? You should be around 60-70kg

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Feb 1, 2014 12:01pm
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I checked my bmi and its in the lower end of healthy. Im 5 ft 6 so... thats why im trying to get bigger

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Feb 1, 2014 2:16pm
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BMI is a rough calculation using your height and weight. Unfortunately the BMI does not take into consideration fat mass vs. muscle mass. It is a better tracking tool for obese adults that got extrapolated to children. What is considered normal changes by age for teens. Your BMI 17.8 for a 16 yr old male is on the cusp of being underweight. Your percent body fat is probably less than you think, considering your workout schedule. The other thing to consider is at 16yrs old male you still have some growth to go. As a pediatrician, I would recommend aerobics, calisthenics, and light to mid weights. Lifting heavy weights will certainly increase muscle mass but will cause your bones growth plates to fuse early and you will not reach your adult height potential. Most males finish growing around 18. As for the dreaded belly, cardio/aerobis is the best way to eliminate fat. There is no such thing as "spot burning". Ab workouts make sure the muscle is there when the fat is gone. Diet choices help prevent excess gain. There is no one diet that works for everyone. The emphasis of bodybuilders on high proteins can potentially lead to accidental excess calories that get stored as fat and deficiencies in other nutrients. A healthy diet of lean proteins, limited (not restricted) fats, and emphasizing complex carbs and fibers over simple sugars. Veges are a great source for vitamins and minerals without the sugar that comes with fruit, but fruit is 10 times better than any sweets. Do get a variety of nutrient sources, though.

01 Feb
Thank you very much for your advise. I do eat a variety of foods and avoid trans fats and sweets with good discipline. The belly fat im talking about is at my lower abs and its only a bit i think now i think about it. For the amount of excercise i do, i probably arnt eating enough. Its just i feel full at about 2200 calories and get scared if i eat more ill just get fat. I eat a lot of healthy food: brown rice, aubegines, sweet potato and other veg, lentils, yogurt, nuts, fruit etc. Like i...
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