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hitz 05-10-2009 06:18 PM

what am I doing wrong?
Hey guys,

I would appreciate any input or answers you can dish out. So here's my problem. Im 5'6" @ 160lbs. I was at 172 just under 2months ago. I know, ive lost weight and now Im on a very strict diet, I do cardio first thing in the morning, before I eat anything. I also incorporate working out 3-4 times a week and that includes 5hrs of very intense cardio.

I think I've hit a plateau! My scale still reads 160lbs but Im getting bigger and more ripped, why is my scale still reading 160lbs? Its been almost 2 weeks and my read out is still the same.

Can anyone help me on why my weight isn't dropping? I can also note that my pants are a lot more baggier and my shirts are aren't nearly as tight as they use to be.

Ross86 05-12-2009 11:46 AM

Fasted cardio is stupid. Don't do it. :)

Your glycogen retention is higher from exercising. There are lots of factors that come into play. If you're losing fat while maintaining the same weight, then what are you worried about?

HIThopper 05-13-2009 04:33 AM

Your adding muscle and losing fat, hence the scale staying the same.You lucky bastard!!!! : ) lots of people FAIL to do what you are doing right now!!

Kevsworld 05-13-2009 06:28 AM

Fasted cardio is not "stupid"--it depends on your goals, body type, etc.

Hitz, it does sound like you have added muscle mass and dropped body fat. Not sure what you are worried about, unless you are trying to drop weight for a specific sport.

Ross86 05-13-2009 07:14 AM

Fasted cardio is stupid unless your goal is to lose muscle mass unnecessarily.

hitz 05-27-2009 09:55 PM

well thanks for your input! The reason why Im worried is that perhaps Im a lil paranoid about my weight. I know im getting lean because 1) my clothes fit better, 2)it shows on my face,...

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't know that cardio first thing in the morning was bad for me!?

Im taking in the proper amount of protein, so I don't think its really a bad thing! But i'll take that into consideration. Thanks again guys, you've helped a lot.


Darkhorse 05-28-2009 05:10 PM

Don't get too caught up in the fasted cardio. We're talking about 0.154 lbs of muscle mass here in a 40 minute walk lol. I'm 256 now and only need a tsp of BCAA's done deal. However, in the context presented of "intense cardio", it's definately IS a "stupid idea" lol.

The question starts with how "strict" is your diet? You could be super strict, never cheat, whatever. But if you're way off in what/when you're eating, then it doesn't matter IME.

Kevsworld 05-28-2009 08:10 PM

Keep in mind that weight loss is not always linear. Sometimes you'll go a couple of weeks with little weight loss--seems to be a function of water retention.

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