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Old 10-28-2010, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can't Lose Weight!

Hi everyone.

I know this is a commonly discussed issue but I could do with some extra help.

I've been training for about a year now, and have really kicked up my training and can't lose weight... at all...

I train
Mon - 1 hour kickboxing AM
- 1 hour Muay Thai PM
Tue - 1 hour weights session AM
- 1 hour Muay Thai PM
- 1 hour BJJ PM
Wed - 45mins PT (Strength training) AM
Thurs - 1 hour Muay Thai PM
- 1 hour BJJ PM
Fri - 1 hour boxing AM
- 45mins kickboxing lunch time
Sat - stretch session
Sun - rest

I eat well and clean but still can't lose weight... In fact, I randomly balloon and gain weight for no reason at all.

Any suggestions?

Is it different for girls?
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.

I know this is a commonly discussed issue but I could do with some extra help.

I've been training for about a year now, and have really kicked up my training and can't lose weight... at all...

I train
Mon - 1 hour kickboxing AM
- 1 hour Muay Thai PM
Tue - 1 hour weights session AM
- 1 hour Muay Thai PM
- 1 hour BJJ PM
Wed - 45mins PT (Strength training) AM
Thurs - 1 hour Muay Thai PM
- 1 hour BJJ PM
Fri - 1 hour boxing AM
- 45mins kickboxing lunch time
Sat - stretch session
Sun - rest

I eat well and clean but still can't lose weight... In fact, I randomly balloon and gain weight for no reason at all.

Any suggestions?

Is it different for girls?
Try doing a dedicated cardio day. Also, try HIIT.

That will strip the fat off you!
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You trying to lose "weight" or lose "fat"? ... very different things.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh... sorry... I want to lose fat. I'm looking to drop 10kg (22 pounds) right now.

I'm no 'fat' but I store a lot considering my activity levels...

I also suffer from insulin resistance...
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for replying.

What is HIIT?

Also - the kickboxing classes are just cardio, but I can add a cardio circuit on Wednesday evenings to my week...
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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cardio will burn calories 'while' you are working your heart... but the purpose of cardio isnt to help you lose 'fat'... its for 'heart health'.

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT 'will' trigger you body to burn fat by burning off the glycogen ... basically, you just want to trick your body into thinking that it needs to tap reserves... so you dont need to run/bike for hours on end... just blow away all those reserves with quick bursts (triggering the fight/flight) and your body will follow up by trying to replenish it asap.

Also, do resistance training... Cardio will burn calories for the time that you are actually doing the exercises...like that 1 hour... and thats it. Resistance training will get you burning calories for the remaining 23 hours of the day while your body attempt to repair all those torn muscle fibers.

Its all about getting your body busy doing shit all day, even while idle... ramping up your metabolism... burning calories while you sit on your hump

BUT the most important thing is what you eat... food will account for 90% of your fat loss.
Make sure you always eat protein with good carbs... like 6 times a day... that will increase your metabolism as your body comes to expect food all the time... so you wake up with your gut grumbling and you go to sleep with your tummy satisfied
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cardio will burn calories 'while' you are working your heart... but the purpose of cardio isnt to help you lose 'fat'... its for 'heart health'.

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT 'will' trigger you body to burn fat by burning off the glycogen ... basically, you just want to trick your body into thinking that it needs to tap reserves... so you dont need to run/bike for hours on end... just blow away all those reserves with quick bursts (triggering the fight/flight) and your body will follow up by trying to replenish it asap.

Also, do resistance training... Cardio will burn calories for the time that you are actually doing the exercises...like that 1 hour... and thats it. Resistance training will get you burning calories for the remaining 23 hours of the day while your body attempt to repair all those torn muscle fibers.

Its all about getting your body busy doing shit all day, even while idle... ramping up your metabolism... burning calories while you sit on your hump

BUT the most important thing is what you eat... food will account for 90% of your fat loss.
Make sure you always eat protein with good carbs... like 6 times a day... that will increase your metabolism as your body comes to expect food all the time... so you wake up with your gut grumbling and you go to sleep with your tummy satisfied
Hmmmm....

Most of my classes are interval training... it's how our trainers get us fitter... lots of quick bursts and short rests...

We have kinesis machines which I use, which is resistance training... my PT incorporates this into my weekly routine...

I'll try kicking up the resistance... I'm pretty fed up... 1 year and I've successfully gained the weight I'm now trying to lose and I can't figure out why

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, thats pretty extensive training. IT must be your diet. Females struggle a little bit more losing fat. Here is a tip. Losing Fat/weight is about 85% Diet, 15% excersize.

I can drop 50lbs in 6 weeks by cutting down to 1500-1800 calorie intake a day. And adding the treadmill to the end of my workout (5 days a week, 45 minute workout, 1 mile running).

Diet, Diet, Diet... Most people think they eat clean but really arent taking to the required level to drop weight, just maintain their weight.

I eat the same thing every day, eeevery day.. Just so I dont have to constantly wonder how many calories are in what. If you are consuming 2000 calories a day, especially a female, your not going to lose the weight.

Not only that, but you have to do it CONSISTENTLY for 3 months straight before you will notice, or your body finally realizes what your trying to do. Then the weight will start dropping FAST.

If you can help me out by listing your:

Age: (it will help determine your difficulty, I understand if you dont want to)
Daily calorie intake average:
list your diet, DONT LIE:
Do you drink soda?:

Your training regime is GREAT! You just need to take your diet more serious and you will drop the 22lbs in about 2 months.

I eat:
2 cups coffee, fat free creamer, 1 splenda
I take diet pills MHP anadrox (4 capsules)
Vegetable egg white omelette with salsa, 1/4 avocado for breakfast

11am BSN No Xplode NT Creatine NO 1 packet
I take diet pills MHP anadrox (4 capsules)

GYM 11:30am to 12:30pm
IMMEDIATLEY drink a protein shake (Casine,Egg, Whey Mixture)260 calories
Oh Yeah protein bar 370 calories

3pm piece of fruit (apple, banana, or orange)

6:30pm
Large salad with 1 chicken breast, feta cheese, almonds, brocolli, onions, tomatos, 1/4 Avocado, Bernsteins Italian Dressing.

8:30pm SOMETIMES if im hungry I will drink a Casine/Whey protein shake before bed.

I found what works for me, and something I enjoy eating every day. Everyone is different. I used to eat a chicken breast or salmon every day.. I dont think I will ever eat another piece of salmon in my life.

Post up your daily diet and we can help. Cut out the soda completely, no fast food, no fruit juice (unless its diet), no gatorade, no muscle milk, no flavored coffee creamer, no dessert, no bread, no pasta/rice after lunch. Some people may give me a hard time or try to argue this, its a bit extreme, but this is for people that have a hard time losing weight. It will work.

Also consider supplimenting Your EFA's (essential Fatty Acids), your body needs fat, so if you start cutting out all the fat in your diet your body will hold on to the fat that is in your body. So you need to overload it with GOOD Fat. EFA's, Fish oil, Flax Oil, sunflower oil, all your Omega 3, 6, 9. I just take fish oil capsules when I remember. But im at my target weight so I am just in maintainance mode now.

Dont worry about your training, that is plenty, it must be your diet is not as clean as you think.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Im the exact opposite... i cant gain weight. 20 years old; 6'0; 155lbs.....
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A lot of people step up their intake subconsciously when they work harder. Do you have a diet plan that you follow now? If so maybe you need to tweak it for more benefit.
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