Does my midsection look okay? I'm most concerned about my back. I am planning to lose some fat before summer, but right now I am eating a little more because I'm working out my hips, trying to make them bigger. Is that a good idea or should I start losing weight now? I am a little puffy right now (like temporary water weight), but I'm also sucking in. Can anyone give me advice for a smaller, smoother midsection, especially back, and a smoother transition to my hips which are naturally sort of square? I really want a line down my back. I think I worked out my obliques too much and made them straighter and more bulky. Will stretching make them slimmer? I'm fairly new to working out, but I've been trying really hard. I just don't know what to do about my back and hips. I'm looking mostly for fitness advice, but I would be grateful for any constructive criticism. Also, should I consider going for the finess model/bikini contest look, or is that too extreme? I know I'm a LONG way from that though.
Most Helpful Guy
I think you look very well - I would go to a gym to ask about toning and fitness exercises for your own benefit not anyone elses.2
Most Helpful Girl
If you really want to get into the fitness, and specifically model/bikini contest then look into getting protein powders. Also for some people diet has a huge impact on their weight, so look into healthy foods and cut down on all junk and sugary things.
As for your work out, a gym is your best shot for getting the bikini contest body. And work out on your whole body, not just your mid section. Work out at least 4 times a week, and on each day you can either do whole body work out or you can choose which days you focus on legs & butt, which day for abs, then shoulders, chest and arms.
Doing so will get rid of body fat in all areas of your body. Plus it will look better when your body is balanced rather than more fatty areas in one part of the body and very lean in another.
Also, watch YouTube for how to use gym equipments properly so you don't hurt yourself in the process and also so you know what work outs focus on what parts of your body. And if you don't have a gym to go to, order some Dumbbells and look up videos for home work out.1