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2 years and no fat loss??

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2003/11/12 17:03:57 (permalink)

2 years and no fat loss??

Problem is this- I've been training for almost 2 years almost with the goal to put on muscle and in the longer term burn fat. I've gone up in weight from 12.5st to 15st which I'm happy with but my bf% was 19% now it's around 15%. 14% of which is round my gut[:(!]

Thing is I've been doing cardio on a x-trainer for 40-50 mins 3 times a week pretty consistently for about 6 weeks now and there is just no noticable difference on my gut, (was doing some cardio before).

My diet stays the same apart from breakfast on cardio days.

Any ideas how I can shift this gut?
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    CheekyChappie
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/12 18:12:41 (permalink)
    Well it isn't usual to burn fat at the same time as training for muscle gain, fat GAIN is to be expected.

    If you want to lose some fat you simply need to cut your calories so your are burning more calories than you consume.
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    jdhar
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/12 18:28:48 (permalink)
    That amount of cardio is fine - you should notice a difference. It may not be optimal to do that amount, or even that style, but with 6 weeks, you should notice some fat loss. This can only mean that the problem lies in your diet. IMO, 70% of the success in terms of losing fat comes from your diet - the rest from what you do in the gym room. Give us a post of what a typical day's diet is, and we can see where potential problems may be. Good work on your overall progress tho :-)
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    Blu-eyez
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/12 19:04:11 (permalink)
    Well firstly I've just looked at the HIIT threads and I'm going to be trying that method for the next 8 weeks, although jdhar, it may not be your prefered cardio.

    The diet is the same every day but at weekends when a couple of meals get skipped.
    0800 bowl of cereal/ mrp on weights days
    1030 1 tin of tuna with diet mayo
    1300 chicken salad sandwich, little bag of dried fruit and diet coke
    1600 1 tin tuna and diet mayo
    1800 gym
    2000 normal dinner ie chicken breast and 2 veg not much potato either
    2230 2yolks 3 whites scrambled

    Any suggestions? I'm 5'10" 210 pounds or thereabouts
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    GymCatt
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/12 19:28:55 (permalink)
    Its all in the diet and cardio i do loads of cardio but still am gaining wieght and fat cos i am eating very big at the mo
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/12 19:52:17 (permalink)
    Don't get me wrong Blu-eyez, nothing with cardio at all. It's great because it takes a lot less time, and you actually feel like you have worked your butt off. I have used it before, and continue to use it in conjunction with regular cardio for great results. But just looking at your diet, you don't have anything for post-workout - that will cause a huge amount of muscle loss if you perform HIIT. The reason why I didn't strongly recommend it was because you need to have your diet sorted out really well in order for HIIT to be effective - otherwise, the results can be detrimental. The damage wouldn't be as bad if you had a crappy diet and did long-duration cardio. Like I mentioned, most of the fat-loss results come when dieting is in order. The rest is just accessory.
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    Blu-eyez
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/12 20:04:17 (permalink)
    Any suggestions for post workout meal. Until a few weeks ago i always had a protein and carbs drink but my gym's stopped selling them.
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/13 01:27:16 (permalink)
    Take your protein drink to the gym with you in a shaker.
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    RE: 2 years and no fat loss?? 2003/11/13 16:18:24 (permalink)
    Try eating a few more carbs little and often to prevent your metabolism slowing, this worked great for me after i had a similar diet to you and just felt knackered all the time and had no fat loss.
    check out this post by Ant:
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56445

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