hi marathon! you sound like a very fit person! i'm wondering if it is not fat but deconditioned muscle in the lower ab area? where are you swimming? is it in the sea or a heated pool? the reason i ask is because the body can adapt to different conditions to better suit those conditions over time, i suppose it could be thought of as accelerated adaptation like evolution but over a shorter period of time. in cold conditions the body adapts to storing fat more efficiently from the calorie intake you have. please refer to my other post about this and fat + cv exercise poll info. is it perhaps well developed hypertrophic muscle in the ab area? look at the situation objectively / subjectively ( i get these mixed up! ) and please see adipose tissue as a good thing and your friend because thats what it is! just think of all the extra energy you have to use and the challenges ahead! you need to consume energy to have energy!!
you know what to do! go and do it!!
I have been doing cardio and weight lifting for half an year. I have practised sports my whole life, but this last half year I have concetrated in swimming (4 times a week, about 2 kilometers each day, 40 minutes), and weight lifting (2 times a week, the "Simple Workout" that appears on this site).
I've been able to lose weight, gain muscle, feel better, etc. I do still have fat around my stomach. Not a lot, but it is there. Although it has decreased as I lost overall weight, now it seems to be quite difficult (impossible?) to keep on losing this fat.
I am 27 yrs. old, 1,97m tall, 83kg. and the question is:
Should I still keep on losing overall weight in order to lose this stomach-fat?.
Is there any way to lose this hard to lose fat without losing overall weight?.
I think my overall weight is just OK for me (half an year before I was almost 10kg. heavier).
Thanks a lot.