What's Wrong With My Workout?

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    Dec 25, 2008 11:28 AM GMT
    I am 5'10 200lbs... My goal is to be 160lbs... Everytime I start a new workout regime I do lots of cardio and eat moderately healthy but I start to gain weight... I even lift weights mostly under 25lbs of free weights... My goal is to slim dowm and become more lean... Why am I seeing gains? icon_sad.gif...... Am I doing something wrong?
  • UFJocknerd

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    Dec 25, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    Define "lots of cardio" and "moderately healthy."

    Why are you lifting such light weights?
  • gsh1964

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    Dec 25, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    Explain more about your diet.
    How often do you eat and what do you eat?
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    Dec 25, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    I do cardio 4-5xs a week and I eat maybe once or twice a day....
  • UFJocknerd

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    Dec 25, 2008 9:28 PM GMT
    Julian04 saidI do cardio 4-5xs a week and I eat maybe once or twice a day....


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    First, off, describe this cardio more. Because right now I have this vision of a guy doing cardio for 3 hours a day and eating a granola bar.

    You need to eat more than that. Once a day is not "moderately healthy," it's exceptionally unhealthy. Your body is probably operating in starvation mode right now. Try informing your cutting diet with some theory, here's some decent stuff on diet to start you off: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/catcommand2.htm (I wouldn't take the "use a fat-burner" advice, but that's me). As for weights, I don't see a reason to alter your plan significantly from a typical full-body plan or a split-body. Not going above 25 lbs for anything, including chest presses and the like, seems like a bad idea to me unless you're JUST starting out.

    I'd also anticipate from the previous posts that you might have some unrealistic expectations for a time frame. Averaging 2 pounds a week is pretty healthy and realistic, so if you want to drop from 200 to 160 don't be planning on getting that bod by spring break.