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  1. Mic Pro's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2008, 8:44 AM - Stomach bulge #1

    Kind of a silly question, but this might cause a problem when I assemble my armor...

    What should I do if my gut makes the belly armor piece stick out far? I've got what you could call a "Grover" body, so the only fat part I have on my body will be pushing the belly piece out much farther than the chest pieces.

    Other than working out (duh), and other suggestions to even out the plane of my armor?
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    Oct 22, 2008, 8:57 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #2

    I'd like to know too.
    apparently,I have a problem with my "large waist line and how it's noticable when you wear your Boba suit"

    that's me on the right (slavefive on the left)
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    Oct 22, 2008, 8:58 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #3

    LOL!!!!!!! Well, I have a bit of a beer gut myself, so I've got a few suggestions. Actually, by teh time you get all your belts & everything on, you will be able to hide it pretty well. Thank god for the Jet pack belt!!!! I usually tighten mine up a bit, & that does the trick. I also wear my girth & ammo belts a little higher & that helps as well if you tighten them up good. Not overly comfortable, but does look better!!! LOL
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    Oct 22, 2008, 9:18 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #4

    jango kid.

    Love that suit man!!
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    Oct 22, 2008, 10:50 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #5

    +1 Super nice ESB

    That one home depot JP harness basically is a back brace and has a girdle built into it. I'm sure if the above suggestions don't work you can try something like a girdle or exercise neoprene band. I'm just going to use my finished Fett as my motivation to drop 20 lbs...
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    Oct 22, 2008, 11:13 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #6

    the home depot braces are good both for help sucking it in, and helping your posture.

    the posture is a killer... you tend to lean back, which makes matters even worse!
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    Oct 22, 2008, 11:25 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #7

    I guess try sucking it in and slouching...
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    Oct 22, 2008, 12:56 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #8

    Yeah, stick your butt out and suck in the gut
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    Oct 22, 2008, 1:21 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #9

    ... or just go on a diet.
  10. Oct 22, 2008, 2:07 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #10

    Quote Jango's kid said: View Post
    LOL!!!!!!! Well, I have a bit of a beer gut myself, so I've got a few suggestions. Actually, by teh time you get all your belts & everything on, you will be able to hide it pretty well. Thank god for the Jet pack belt!!!! I usually tighten mine up a bit, & that does the trick. I also wear my girth & ammo belts a little higher & that helps as well if you tighten them up good. Not overly comfortable, but does look better!!! LOL
    lol i was wondering about this to got a "beer belly" as well and its been my biggest worry
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    Oct 26, 2008, 7:27 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #11

    A few words gentlemen do ''situps'' work those abdominals.
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    Oct 26, 2008, 7:53 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #12

    Quote METALLBOY said: View Post
    A few words gentlemen do ''situps'' work those abdominals.
    unfortunately, sit-ups alone don't flatten your abs. You have to lay off the corn syrup and beer and do tons of cardio.

    You could try an old fashioned girdle if you are desperate. Just don't tell anybody.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 5:29 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #13

    ya walking and jogging always helps also trading in red meat for more poultry and carbs for more vegeatbles
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    Oct 28, 2008, 7:17 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #14

    Corn syrup, sure. Beer? Not a chance! I'm Canadian, you can't make me do that!

    I'm a big meat/veggies guy as it is, I grill lots and eat about 50% vegetarian.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 11:07 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #15

    grilling is a healthy way to cook food i hear but try trading red meat in for some chicken and turkey and omit barbeque sauce if you use it currently and you problably will see some improvements for sure
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    Oct 29, 2008, 11:15 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #16

    I rarely ever use barbecue sauce. I'm more of a marinade guy. I do fish once or twice a week, pork an chicken. Small steak like once a week. My dinners are very balanced.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 1:22 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #17

    Quote Punhulk said: View Post
    grilling is a healthy way to cook food i hear but try trading red meat in for some chicken and turkey and omit barbeque sauce if you use it currently and you problably will see some improvements for sure
    the quality of the meat matters hugely too... grass fed, locally raised beef will likely be healthier than an equivalent cut of corn fed, mass market moo.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 1:25 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #18

    P90X

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    Oct 29, 2008, 1:48 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #19

    Quote SEEKER said: View Post
    P90X

    if you are a crazy person!
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    Oct 29, 2008, 2:06 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #20

    Quote stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    if you are a crazy person!
    Gonna start it again November 1st.
  21. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Oct 29, 2008, 2:13 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #21

    Quote SEEKER said:
    Gonna start it again November 1st.
    How is it? What must be done? 100 flexions every day or what?
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    Oct 29, 2008, 2:13 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #22

    +1 P90X.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 2:24 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #23

    Quote KaanE said: View Post
    How is it? What must be done? 100 flexions every day or what?
    Any one really serious about P90X head over to these boards for tips and results and motivaion.

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    Oct 29, 2008, 2:29 PM - Re: Stomach bulge #24

    I don't think it looks that bad, guys. Have you seen some of the Snow or Scouts running around?!
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    Nov 27, 2008, 8:40 AM - Re: Stomach bulge #25

    I'm roundish in the middle as well, my stormtrooper costume bears that out a bit! If you walk around holding the EE-3 across your midsection, no one will see your belly. Also, I think fans tend to look mostly at the helmet. I've lost 12 pounds since I got my armor a little over a month ago and it's made a difference. Now I've got to keep on exercising!! I want to look good in the flight suit as well


    BTW, I think you look fine in the photo. I don't see a "chubby Boba" by any means.
    Your costume is awesome!