FtM workouts; body "masculinization" workouts?

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FtM workouts; body "masculinization" workouts?

butts butts
I haven't done much research on FtM specific workouts, does anyone have any that help get rid of hip and thigh fat? I'm doing arm workouts already, since I am pretty self conscious of my rather... weak arms. But, something that REALLY bothers me is my hip/thigh/lower stomach fat. I'm QUITE thin, but I still retain some "feminine fat" in those areas, I'd love a workout that would help get rid of them.

Recommendations? Discussion?
04/26/2012
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Rhiulan Rhiulan
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I haven't done much research on FtM specific workouts, does anyone have any that help get rid of hip and thigh fat? I'm doing arm workouts already, since I am pretty self conscious of my rather... weak arms. But, something that REALLY bothers ...
The absolute best way to get rid of fat is diet and cardio exercise which is pretty tough overall. One of the most recommended ways I've seen of getting a more masculine body has been the starting strength program,
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Mainly consists of heavy weight training, if you have access to a barbell I highly recommend this program :]
04/26/2012
sodapin sodapin
Yeah I'd echo what Rhiulan said, starting strength or stronglifts are great foundations. I'd love to get into them, but I just don't trust my form xD I'm worried I might injure myself. Anyway, beefheads is an ftm fitness/bodybuilding group you might wanna check out. I'm currently doing some of scooby's workouts and they work great :o.

But it's all about diet and you can't target fat loss so cardio is good for an overall reduction of that.

Good luck :o.
04/26/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
You can't really target fat for removal. You can only target the muscle UNDER the fat, to enlarge it. Which you won't see until the fat is gone, really. So I agree with everyone else -- cardio and diet. All weight training is good during that though, because having more muscles burns more calories, increases your metabolism, etc.!
04/27/2012
ghalik ghalik
I would not recommend attempting to reduce fat. If you are healthy, let it be because that is controlled by hormones. Build up muscle, especially in the upper body and core. If you do basic exercises every day like push-ups, sit ups, leg lifts, etc. you will definitely see results within a few weeks.
04/27/2012
Chirple Chirple
I agree - build up arm and torso muscle and just use clothing to visually work with your lower half.

But you don't have to, even with stick arms and never working out I can dress myself in a way that "passes", if that's the concern. I'm just saying this because you have options if working out isn't something you really want to do (if it is, go for it ! I just personally hate it and would rather take "Other Option").

There is no way to spot-target fat unless you get liposuction. Like others have mentioned, if you try to spot-train an area, all it does is build muscle - not take that fat away, making the area larger over-all.
04/27/2012
GONE! GONE!
I heard something about running being good for working on hips and thighs without making them look bigger but I doubt they would look much smaller either unfortunately. I'm trying to find good exercises too.
04/27/2012
MasonM MasonM
I've been working out in general to try and lose weight (I'm toward obese) trying to build up my upper arms and shoulders in particular.
04/27/2012
jesseftm jesseftm
yea you can't target which fat goes, so i say find a good caloric intake calculator to make sure you're getting enough calories (and not too many) for whatever exercise you're doing. And cardio. It doesn't have to be running, just get your heart rate up and keep it there. good luck!
04/28/2012
Voir Voir
You could do P90 X so long as you don't think you'd die doing that shit.
I know several people who tried it and... it definitely works but whether or not you've got the initiative to get through it - because it's definitely fckn extreme is another thing XD

There's martial arts too which incorporates lots of good things. I took Muay Thai at my old college but those take a while to build up to the extreme stuff.

A balanced diet ; less starch, more protein and veggies. Less junk food, no soda or really sugary drinks.

Yoga is good for stretching and is damn good for the joints. But most of those will build lean muscle instead of bulk which is healthier and will strengthen your body... depending on your body shape and genes is what will mainly determine HOW you look with the muscle. Unless you're already on T or another equivalent.
04/29/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
Martial arts are great because they incorporate so many aspects of fitness. Yoga is also superb. My SO is a fitness nut -- he runs several times a day, has a personal trainer twice a week, has a 300 lb barbell in the garage that I always stub my toe on, etc. His personal trainer, a professional cyclist, said, "If someone was going to do only one exercise for the rest of their life, I would recommend yoga." Yoga is HARD. Haha. People think it's just flexibility, but it builds muscle strength too.

Spark People is a great health and fitness community with a PHENOMENAL food tracker, and people to answer any questions you might have.
04/29/2012
ghalik ghalik
Yoga definitely increases muscle, but it also decreases metabolism in most people. I'm not saying don't do yoga, just keep that in mind.
04/29/2012
butts butts
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Originally posted by ghalik
Yoga definitely increases muscle, but it also decreases metabolism in most people. I'm not saying don't do yoga, just keep that in mind.
DECREASES metabolism!? I've never heard of that, damn, I should look into that. That's definitely not something I want haha.
04/30/2012
butts butts
Quote:
Originally posted by Voir
You could do P90 X so long as you don't think you'd die doing that shit.
I know several people who tried it and... it definitely works but whether or not you've got the initiative to get through it - because it's definitely fckn ...
My diet isn't a problem thankfully, I'm a very healthy eater and have been for a long time

P90 X? I'll look into it, and yeah I've been thinking about a martial arts class, thanks for the suggestions!
04/30/2012
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