Why am I No longer seeing any results

  • Jon85

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    Mar 05, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    I lost close to 50lbs and have put on muscle but now I seem to have stopped and I'm starting to get flabby again. But I'm still working out and eating right. But when I look in the mirror I'm not happy with What I see. I look like I'm going backwards instead of forward. Would anyone know why?
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    Mar 06, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    1.overtraining could be one.
    2.Not eating enough is another to keep the metabolism up.
    3.Not resting enough
  • Jon85

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    Mar 06, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    Sexyislandguy said1.overtraining could be one.
    2.Not eating enough is another to keep the metabolism up.
    3.Not resting enough


    Wow, Thanks I never thought I could be over trainer or not eating enough.
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    Mar 06, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    Not taking pics/measurements to check progress
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    Mar 06, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
    I doubt you are overtraining ... though based on the pics you have hosted here I say you are looking great!

    Perhaps you stopped pushing yourself as hard? You need to change up your routine if you stop seeing results.

    I weigh and measure myself monthly so I know if I'm not seeing the results after a month or two something needs to change.
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    Mar 06, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    Congrats on the weight loss!

    One thing to keep in mind is that fitness is a lifelong journey. Stay in it for the long haul.

    There are some good suggestions in this thread already but I think it is worth repeating that it is important to change your exercise routine every so often. Your body gets used to it when you keep doing the same thing. You need to shock it every once in a while to keep the progress going.
  • Jon85

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    Mar 06, 2014 2:22 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone for the helpful advice.
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    Mar 08, 2014 5:49 AM GMT
    Don't forget to adjust your caloric intake based on your new or desired weight. The same calcs are not going to work for you once you've reached your target. Your body adapts.
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    Mar 18, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
    some people here are using an iPhone app myFitnessPal. This or an equivalent can track your calories, supplements and exercise. Kinda a hassle entering everything in but... you cold write down what you eat over a few days and look up the characteristics of each item, for each day are there ample protein, carbs, etc ... find a dietitian that matches your thinking for a few tips.

    at your gym get a third party, maybe a trainer, to look over your routine refresh some thinking.

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    Mar 18, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    Eat more
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    Mar 18, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    _Behemoth_ saidEat more
    I tried this…upped my boxes of chocolate chip cookies….still didn't help! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Mar 18, 2014 6:22 PM GMT
    I started eating 6 chicken breast a day 30 grams total along with 2 40 gram protein shakes 4 sweet potatoes and a big bag of veggies..and didn't realize my growth until my profile pic was taken
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    Mar 18, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    _Behemoth_ saidI started eating 6 chicken breast a day 30 grams total along with 2 40 gram protein shakes 4 sweet potatoes and a big bag of veggies..and didn't realize my growth until my profile pic was taken

    That seems like a LOT of food.
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    Mar 18, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    It happens. Keep training. The results will return.
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    Mar 18, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
    eb925guy said
    _Behemoth_ saidI started eating 6 chicken breast a day 30 grams total along with 2 40 gram protein shakes 4 sweet potatoes and a big bag of veggies..and didn't realize my growth until my profile pic was taken

    That seems like a LOT of food.
    nah not really It's all.in moderation and very clean and boring lol
  • mybud

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    Mar 19, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    I agree with the clean eating routines, but if you don't lift like a beast..Muscle mass increases will remain minimal..
  • wellwell

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    Mar 19, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    "Looking" too often ?
  • buddycat

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    Mar 19, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    I know what you mean, I stall too. I lose weight, stall, then I will re-start. Just a matter of adjusting some. Don't want to lose the little muscle I have built too.
  • buddycat

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    Mar 19, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    buddycat saidI know what you mean, I stall too. I lose weight, stall, then I will re-start. Just a matter of adjusting some. Don't want to lose the little muscle I have built too.
    Don't know about the fat content I just ate earlier; three hard boiled eggs, one low-fat string cheese, and a fat free yogurt. Certainly no carbs in that but worry about the 14 grams of fat.
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    Mar 24, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    I started biking and cut back on my sugar intake, and have seen some dramatic results.

    I am going to increase my protein intake (being a vegetarian), and really get back into weight-lifting.
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    Mar 24, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    Well, you need to increase the intensity of your workout. Your skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems won't invest in building upon their pre-existing conditions, unless you start increasing the demands on your body. Your muscles improve by tearing and repairing and your bones improve by stresses that signal ossification. Your body is like a factory: sooner or later, the workers get more efficient at their job, but they could do more if you gave them more work; it's the same for your body - they work overtime to get more work/you give them more hours, which is like adding weight to increase intensity. You haven't really laid out your diet, but you should be following RDA values for your carbs, fats, and protein, and you should work muscle groups in a way so that they don't overtrain. If you get enough carbs in your diet, your body won't use gluconeogenesis, which is when your body uses amino acids and deaminates for energy, which is bad since you need proteins for other sources, like structural materials for your muscles. Ex. You work biceps and back, then chest and triceps, then legs and shoulders. Notice how none of those muscle groups don't really depend on each other, so you can get a full workout without overtraining and providing your muscles with rest. As you gain more muscular endurance, you can double up on muscle groups during the week.
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    Oct 15, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    You have a fantastic start! You look great! Now for the suggestions: I would suggest 3 protein shakes a day and use skim milk, plus a protein bar just before bed. Cut back on food a little, but keep the veggies and fiber. If you are in a workout rut, make sure you change your workouts at least every three weeks. Also, switch between weights and machines. at least once a month. I hope you have a good workout buddy. . .someone who pushes you.
    Intensity can be increased by :
    (1) INCREASING WEIGHTS ; don't lift over 10 reps per set (with the possible exception of calves), even better use enough weight that you FAIL at about EIGHT reps. (many power lifters workout at 4 to 6 reps to FAILURE).
    (2) SHORTER PAUSES between sets to keep your heart rate up and burn more caleries and get more aerobic out of your workouts.
    (3) MORE SETS at working weight. Try SIX TO FAILURE---after your warm-up sets.
    (4) Don't forget to have an aerobic day once a week and warm-up with brief aerobics every day
    (5) STRETCH for at least 20 seconds between muscle groups.
    (4) Take a break every few months.
    Well that's a lot of suggestions...Please give me a call and let me know how it's going. Give me a call 703-627-1111 Jack