I am 21 years old 1.75m and like 64.5kg. and started doing kickboxing 3 days a week for 4 months now. Kickboxing contains endurance and strength training nearly for the whole body. I didn't do anything for a long time before that, except for playing football(soccer) for a half year (during the 4 years where I didn't do anything except that...) Since I started kickboxing I noticed a big change in my body. My shoulders are getting wider and my arms don't look that weak anymore.

But I still have one Problem. I have a fat around my belly it isn't extremely much. But it sucks. I want to get an ABS until August, so I can show off my body without getting uncertain and losing confidence about my body.

One and a half weeks ago, I started doing situps daily. 40 Situps, then 20 pushups and after that 40 situps again. But is this really usefull for burning fat there? Or what can I do for burning fat? I thought of going jogging on the days I dont do kickboxing, but I don't want to lose weight, just burn fat. How can I achieve that?

EDIT: I don't know if it's important but the workout schedule looks like this:

Monday: Kickboxing

Tuesday: Situps-Pushups (I want to add jogging)

Wendsday: Kickboxing

Thursday: Situps-Pushups (I want to add jogging)

Friday: Kickboxing

Saturday: Situp-Pushups (not every saturday, only when i am motivated :P )

Sunday same as Saturday except I want to add jogging.


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You can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, but you cannot do so optimally. People who first start a diet and workout programs are typical examples of this.

If your focus is on a lean midsection, you need to get your diet sorted out. You can workout until you are blue in the face and still not achieve this goal. I suggest you take a look at the diet recommendations of Nate Miyaki. He is active on the web and wrote the Samurai Diet (Amazon). You might also see these threads on Fitness SE

How can I get a flat stomach?

What is the most effective plan to get abs?


Yes, I think diet is the key since you're already active. I found that tracking my calorie intake helped as it enabled me to know when I should eat more or less food during the day.

  • Care to elaborate on why you think it helped?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented May 16, 2012 at 10:16

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