Fighting the Flab


Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Abs’

…well, it has to be, doesn’t it? My son Leo, bless him, has appointed himself trainer to get rid of the traces of ‘turkey tummy’ that I seem to have developed following a most successful invitation to ‘eat till bursting’ over Thanksgiving with Steve and his family. Got to get the definition back! Consider this next guy:


…see those little bulges, just above the hips? Well, I seem to have developed those, too – and also lost some definition at the top of the abs as well, which has never happened before. So it is definitely an ‘eat less’ ‘train harder’ regime for the moment, with Leo cracking his whip!

This next guy has a little bit too much covering the base of his abs – it is so difficult to keep  that ‘ripped’ look when you get to your mid-30s:


V-lines clearly showing here (next) but still that little ridge over the hips:


Will I get back to this?



Very unlikely, I would say. Just keep running, dad!’ says Leo. ‘Yes,’ I splutter, starting to get out of breath. ‘All right for you teens…’ I mutter under what’s left of my breath.

Still got to do my gymnastics coaching demos, though…


When I look closely at the pictures I have for you, so often there is a trace of that ‘midriff bulge’ when you actually look for it instead of gazing at the six packs…




Of course, a good photographer can hide it…


…but here’s the genuine article!




…and, after the pull down, the pull up…


Pity this next is slightly out of focus…


Leo’s last words before heading out to school this morning: ‘Don’t forget your twisting sit-ups, Dad!’ Quite. Better get stuck in, I suppose. One more picture first, though:


Great lighting there on a great set of abs.

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About tony

Born Northampton UK
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1 Response to Fighting the Flab

  1. Platinumboy says:

    You’ve got friends in the same boat. What happened to 111?

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