Hit a plateau
- 03-03-2009, 10:14 AM
Hit a plateau
Ok I hit a plateau....I think. I have been cutting since january 13. I have been using American cell labs ah-89 /hmg. Here is my progress
week 1 weight 201 12.9%bf
week 3 weight 195 12.3%bf
week 7 weight 195 11.8%bf
Although I appearantly lost a .5% of bf in the past month I can not loose any weight. This past month was when I switched from the ah-89 to the hmg part of my stack. I watch my diet strickly. I put about 200 minutes of cardio in a week and lift 3-4 times a week. I just can not drop any more weight this month.
Any thoughts that could help?
- 03-03-2009, 11:15 AM
Woooo double post!Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
- 03-03-2009, 11:17 AM
Are you strictly trying to lose weight or cut some bf? Last time i heard, losing Bf% without losing weight was a good thing.Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
03-03-2009, 12:19 PM
So I guess I have nothing to complain about. Its just strange how all the sudden I stopped loosing weight.
03-03-2009, 12:24 PM
I wonder if its the hmg that maybe causing me to slowly gain weight in muscle yet my diet is causing me to loose the fat. Anyone who knows more than I do (which does not take much) have any thoughts on that?
03-03-2009, 12:43 PM
I hear your agonizing man. I was in the same boat 2 weeks ago. I completely switched my diet up to a carb cycling regimen and the fat loss continued. look into it a bit I promise you won't be disappointed
03-03-2009, 12:45 PM
yeah consider carb cycling...or at this point, see about cutting your calories bit by bit more each week until you start to see the scale change
03-03-2009, 12:51 PM
Cardio switching between Fat burn, and HIIT twice a day did it for me. Depends on how hard you hit the iron, i go pretty hard so muscle loss really didnt happen.
03-03-2009, 01:06 PM
sweet thanks! I will try both the HIIT and carb cycling. I will let you guys know how it goes. thanks again.
03-03-2009, 01:11 PM
It's fairly common to stall after 6-7 weeks of dieting. Try increasing your calories for a week or so to around maintenance w/ a moderate carb intake. That should help re-elevate your metabolism so weight loss can continue.
03-03-2009, 07:17 PM
sounds like good advice so far..............just keep poundin away at that silly adipose tissue!
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
03-03-2009, 07:29 PM
so ya I am going to start the carb cycling tomorrow and I start the hitt today. Hopefully I can get down to 9% bf pretty fast
03-06-2009, 06:34 PM
i didnt want to start my own thread but i have the same issue but a little different circumstance.
so, i started dieting mid/late january. i dont know percentages but i was at 205 and probably 20% bf (i was fat). ive gotten down to 195 and slimmed down a little bit (maybe 15% bf, and slightly less fat).
problem is ive been unable to drop more weight for the past 2 weeks (maybe less). my diet hasnt been much of a problem, though some days i wind up 500 or so calories short. but i have no weight equipment, cant afford a gym, so ive been only doing cardio (running, sparring ) 5-6 days a week.
aside from eating more, what else can i do with my diet to continue weight loss? my body generally doesnt like carbs much, so im not sure that i should try this carb cycling. i guess i could go HIIT style when i jog (sparring is like that already).
im trying to get down to around....165-170ish but end of summer, maybe the end of the year. again im in no hurry, but losing weight will help with my fights.
03-10-2009, 08:04 AM
man I started the carb cycling last tuesday and within that week i went from 11.3% bf to 9.9% and lost absolutly no weight. I was floored! I did the carb cycling and hiit and zap! The bf% started to shred! was f'ing amazing!
03-10-2009, 08:23 AM
WOW! thats great to hear! Seems like your on track bud! good luck!
03-10-2009, 09:17 AM
I know there are a lot of articles about it out there...but does anyone have a link they prefer that goes into detail about carb cycling?
03-10-2009, 09:45 AM
03-10-2009, 10:34 AM
i hate plateaus ive been at one for almost a year now...my strength is going up so i stop complaining but the needle wont budge. keep it up though man im sure itll crack sometime it has to.
03-10-2009, 02:14 PM
03-10-2009, 03:22 PM
03-10-2009, 03:46 PM
03-10-2009, 04:34 PM
03-10-2009, 05:01 PM
i've read the twin peak article too...good stuff
03-11-2009, 11:32 AM
Ill bump for one quick carb cycling question so I dont have to waste a new thread. Some articles mention "No Carb" days as they are literally NO carbs...but then I read articles with no carb days as more "very low" carb days. Opinions? Thoughts? Curious as, my protein for example, has 1 carb per scoop. Should I be shooting for ZERO...or something like sub 8-10g?
03-11-2009, 01:02 PM
when it says no carbs, its pretty much damn impossible to get by with no cars lol. i just go with the minimum i can such as proteins etc. i imagine those minimal amounts would have any effect as opposed to a high carb day like 800g
03-12-2009, 12:00 PM
Just kidding. Ya I am taking clomid for the next 4 weeks
Oh and to the question about the no carb day. I pretty much try to stick to 10 or less in a day. It is impossible to get NO carbs.
I am going to continue to cut through my pct and I am going to roll right into my next cycle of
test cyp 500mg week 1-12
dbol 25mg week 1-4
I am going to take an AI also. I hope to get down to 9% before I start my bulking cycle. (just a goal I was shooting for)
03-16-2009, 08:30 PM
man seriously I cant not believe how much the carb cycling worked. I am now at 185.00
So in like a week dropped 9 pounds. I am going to check my bf% tomorrow and make sure I have not lost much lean mass
03-16-2009, 08:32 PM
03-16-2009, 10:42 PM
03-17-2009, 09:17 AM
03-17-2009, 04:16 PM
i keep it real simple.
Day 1 as many good carbs as I want (maintaining 2100 calories a day)
Day 2 100g or less
day 3 no carbs
then repeat the cycle
03-17-2009, 04:45 PM
03-18-2009, 09:15 AM
One more question...what did you find was the optimal day for weighing in (for lowest weight?)
I weighed in this morning after my first week of cycling...and still no weight loss. Needless to say it was a huge dissapointment.
03-18-2009, 11:52 AM
i just weigh myself at random. Always in the morning though. But I kind of take a weight measurment every other day and average the results.
03-18-2009, 11:54 AM
also my last day of cutting is today. I am starting a bulking cycle the first week of april. So i am going to start eating 500 above maintenance starting tomorrow to get myself use to that diet. Hell I have been dieting and cutting since august!
man your 5 8' and 165 pounds? what is your bf%? I
03-18-2009, 11:56 AM
03-18-2009, 12:00 PM
I would have a hard time thinking that was water because the first part of the stack was ah-89 so the ph of winny. And that made me go from 201 to 195 in a few days! I was dry as hell! my joints hurt and everything. If i lost another 9 pounds from water then it was shock the **** out of me
03-18-2009, 12:02 PM
03-19-2009, 06:11 AM
Weighed in this morning after my no carb day (yesterday). Not only did I lose weight, Im supposidly up 2.5lbs. Ugh. I just dont get it. How in the hell at a caloric deficit...
03-19-2009, 09:06 AM
man also what I did was started to incorporate a HIIT routine. That also I think helped.
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