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 Post subject: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:12 pm 
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Or semi-plateau...

Okay, feel free to move this to the appropriate forum, but I can't find a place to post this question.

After 40lbs or so, now I only 2-3 lbs a month these days and in the beginning I was shedding fat 2-3 lbs a week, since I have less blubber now, I assume it was fat loss. But I still have loads of flab left. Anyway...

Any ex heavy people who have tips on jump starting the system again?

I was thinking of stopping all cardio and just only doing weights (or nothing?) and eating a balanced maintaining diet for a week, or should I go longer? I would like to fool my body to a back to the beginning mode so I can get 2 lbs off a week again. Or is this just a pipe dream, silly?

Perhaps what I need is patience.


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:32 pm 
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Never mind. This last month I started heavier lifting DUH!!!

Really need a brain transplant some days!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:52 am 
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The best way to beat a plateau is to get more INTENSE!!!!

Lifting heavier, trying new workouts like HIITs or circuits can help. Anything to get that blood pumping through your veins!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
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The best way to beat a plateau is to get more INTENSE!!!!

Lifting heavier, trying new workouts like HIITs or circuits can help. Anything to get that blood pumping through your veins!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:45 am 
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LOL! Yes, Marcina......INTENSE....drill it in by posting twice! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:55 am 
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A great way to change it up, since most women don't want to lift to heavy is do 10 min. cardio, lift, 10 min cardio, lift.... but your cardio need's to be between 75%-80% Max heart rate. Or use interval's, so 3 min. warm up, 1 min sprint, 1 min recovery, 1.5 min sprint, 1.5 recovery, 2 min sprint, 2 min. recovery, repeat. They both work great.

Also if your lifting heavier now I will assume you are doing rep or 12 to build muscle or 8? You can also pyramid your weights which I love to do for 4-6 weeks then go back to 12 or 20 reps, that way your body never gets used to the same thing. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:20 am 
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I agree with the others who posted, your plateau is because your body has adjusted to your current work load. You need to make it work harder again to see changes although I really don't think you will see as much loss as you did in the beginning. But your doing a great job so keep with it. Saw your photos the other day and they are really impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
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This was posted a while back, but thanks for the feedback -- appreciated. I think I've lost about 8 lbs since then. I'm on Veggie Princess's program, and it ROCKS! She says it's 85% diet, and her diet kicks butt, she's right.

119 lbs. yeah buddy!

Thanks everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
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Oops! Should have paid attention to the dates. Glad to hear your doing so well though!!

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
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ravenfit wrote:
A great way to change it up, since most women don't want to lift to heavy is do 10 min. cardio, lift, 10 min cardio, lift.... but your cardio need's to be between 75%-80% Max heart rate.

That's a good idea but I wonder at what mythical gyms this is even possible. I can't even superset many things at the gym (with a partner) due to it being so busy.

10 min cardio, 5 minute wait for a bench, lift, 15 minute wait for elliptical, 10 min cardio, etc. :D

Guess something like jumping rope could work in between lifting.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:41 pm 
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It depends on what time you go to the gym, if you go when it's very busy then no you can't do that. I only go when it's not busy otherwise you can't get any equipment what so ever.
And ya jump rope would work fine to.


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
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Treadmill 5 min. since this is at 10 degrees, it's a workout for me
Then floor push ups 5 - 6
Mountain climb 15
Pretend jump rope (my coordination sucks) 45 seconds or whatever I feel like
Push Ups (on the treadmill bars, so my shoulders are nice for leaning one's head on ;-)
Then walking again

repeat.

This is my cardio for about 30 min. AFTER the strength as per my trainer, see banner above!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:12 pm 
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just be carefull with the pushups on the treadmill, make sure you are using the front bars of it and not the side and that your at a good angle or eles you can injure yourself. To make them even harder try 1 handed pushups on the bars, thats fun!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:38 am 
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I am just finishing up round 1 of P90X and can't get over my plateau. I did lose at least 10 pounds of fat, but I am not even close to being ripped. I still have like 4 or 5 pounds of fat on my belly that I just don't seem to be able to scrape off. I guess I need to double up my program. Maybe do some running in addition to P90X? My diet is about 90% raw fruits and veggies. I try to avoid starchy foods like people suggest when cutting. I make sure my urine is nice and clear so I am not dehydrated. Should I drink more water even though I get plenty of fluids in fruit?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for kick starting the fat loss at a plateau
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:54 am 
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Ask LeanAndGreen what he does since he's a raw foodest ripped dude.

There's some Raw vegan protein at VeganProteins.com for what you pay for the deal, you getting the equiv of a free VBBF t-shirt!


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