Need help to break this plateau

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chaudbrush
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Need help to break this plateau

#1 Postby chaudbrush » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:02 am

Hello guys,
Well I'd really appreciate some help with this matter. I having a lot of trouble to lower my body fat %.
I don't really know what am I doing wrong. So I'll post here my calorie intake and the food I eat and also what am I doing to exercise myself.
I work in a computer, so I don't have a very active day despite my workouts. Truth be told, I'm quite happy with how my body is right now, used to weight 98 kg, now I'm with 72. So I'm happy with the progress, but would love to lower my fat %, right now it's between 13 to 15, I am aiming for something like 8%.

Exercises:

- Monday -
Arms + Abs
30 min bike
3 pullup before each big meal

- Tuesday -
Rock Climbing
Legs Workout
30 sec handstand before each meal

- Wednesday -
Rest Day

- Thursday -
Rock Climbing
30 sec handstand before each meal

- Friday -
Arms + Abs
30 min bike
3 pullup before each big meal

- Saturday -
Free Day (Usually or Bouldering, Bike, Yoga or Nothing)
30 sec handstand before each meal

- Sunday -
Rest Day

Now for the Workouts:
(I do 2-3 sets per workout)

Arms 1 (6-10 reps)

Horizontal Pulls
Bar Dips
Chin Up
Overhand Flex Hang
Hanging Knee Raise
Pike Press

Arms 2 (10-20 reps)

Close Pushup
Crow Hold
Bench Dips
Uneven Pushup
3 Direction Knee Raise
Elbow Lever

Legs (25 reps)

Squat
Calf Raises (inner, regular, outer)
Skaters
Lunges
Side to Side Squat
Bridge Hold

Abs (15 reps)

Leg Raise Leg Split
In and Out
Full Body Oblique Crunch
V up
Pulse Up
Flutter Kicks (x100)

For my diet, here is what I eat, I'm aiming for 2.1k calories per day:

- High Calorie Day - x2 days

3 bananas
5 tbsp oats
1 tbsp peanut butter

1 apple
22 almonds

2 cup kale
2 cup barley ou brown rice
1 cup lentils ou beans
1 cup mixed salad (beets, orange, brocolli, zucchini, cucumber)

1 bread
1 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter

2 cup kale
1 tomatoe
1 cup lentils ou beans
1 cup mixed salad (beets, orange, brocolli, zucchini, cucumber)

2 oranges

- Regular Calorie Day - x3 days

3 bananas
5 tbsp oats
1 tbsp peanut butter

1 apple
11 almonds

2 cup kale
1 cup barley ou brown rice
1 cup lentils ou beans
1 cup mixed salad (beets, orange, brocolli, zucchini, cucumber)

1 apple
11 almonds

2 cup kale
1 tomate
1 cup lentils ou beans
1 cup mixed salad (beets, orange, brocolli, zucchini, cucumber)

2 oranges

- Low Calorie Day - x2 days

3 bananas
5 tbsp oats

2 cup kale
1 cup barley ou brown rice
1 cup lentils ou beans
1 cup mixed salad (beets, orange, brocolli, zucchini, cucumber)

1 apple
11 almonds

2 cup kale
1 tomate
1 cup lentils ou beans
1 cup mixed salad (beets, orange, brocolli, zucchini, cucumber)

Now the embarassing part of it. Sorry for the bad poses, no idea of what I was doing. Here are some pics of me.

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Thank you in advance.

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Re: Need help to break this plateau

#2 Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:17 pm

Looks like a solid diet, so to get your body below your current weight, you might just have to cut a few more calories. Everyone will reach a point of diminishing returns, so it's up to you to determine at what point you have a good balance of body weight and food intake. Are you happier at 72kg and 2100 cals, or would you drop to 2000 cals if it got you down to 70kg, etc.?
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Re: Need help to break this plateau

#3 Postby chaudbrush » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:45 pm

I'm totally fine with my 72 kg. The thing that bothers me is that I'm struggling to drop my body fat. I think even 13% a bit too high and I'm aiming for 8 to 10%. Does a calorie drop help in this matter ? The only fear I do have is if by dropping calories I lose lean mass and keep the same body fat %.

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Re: Need help to break this plateau

#4 Postby clank72 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:08 pm

Hi,

I went through the same boat man. I made a big mistake by eating to little and now I'm rehabilitating my metabolism. I'm under control by a Pro Bodybuilder recommended by Layne Norton.

Can you tell me how many carbs and protein you are taking in, calories total? Right now.
And how many calories were you eating before you started to lean out?

I would get a coach. I can recommend one to you if you want.

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Re: Need help to break this plateau

#5 Postby tbfit » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:30 pm

I would say that you are possibly doing too much. Also you might want to consider dropping some cardio time and doing some heavy-ish weight training? Mix things up! I am a PT so pm me for advice mate no worries. Tom


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