Gym advice

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    Mar 28, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    Three years ago, I weighed at 225lbs, and XL and a 36 in pants. I was largely unhappy with how I looked and felt every way. I decided to change it and three years later I weigh now at 170lbs a small-medium and a 30-31 in pants. I'm happy with how far I've come but lately I've fallen into a rut in the gym(partially because of the stresses of school finishing up my degree and working full time), the energy I used to have in my diet and workout just isn't there as compared to three years ago. I've maintained 170 for about a year now but I would like to cut more fat and gain more muscle. I actually only know how to lose weight though so wondering if anyone can give me some tips on how to do both at the same time. Also what you did if you fell into a rut and how you got past that plateau in the gym where you aren't making anymore gains
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    Mar 28, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    I really don't think that you have much weight to lose. What I would suggest is running. That is the best and fastest way to drop pounds, as long as you are able to run.

    In regards to the rut, that is something that your mind will eventually have to pull you out of. Here are some ideas that might help...

    1. set new goals, like increasing your max or besting your 5k time
    2. shake up the routine, move things around, add stuff, take stuff away.
    3. switch gyms

    In regards to the first two, I would advise sitting down doing research. write everything down. this way you will become more time invested into your workout and might be able to trick yourself out of the rut. In regards the 3rd one, I would think this would be the "hail mary" category. I have recently had some friends who had to go this extreme to shock their system and it worked for them.

    but the most important thing I want to say is Great job with what you have done so far, even if you never lose another pound you are a Winner. icon_wink.gif Keep up the great work.