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  1. fauxdiophile

    fauxdiophile OT Supporter

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    how do you guys bust through a weight-loss plateau? i've gone from 195 to 182 over 5 weeks, following 5/3/1 and road biking 15-20 miles a day for cardio. my diet is pretty consistent, 2100 calories a day, about 200-220g protein, 140-160g carbs, and 40-60g fat (hopefully those add up, but that's the gist of it).

    been stuck at 182-183 the last week without anything noticeable, so i'm gonna try and do 2-a-day for cardio and see if i can break through. am i missing something, or is there some glaring mistake i'm not seeing?

    also, i'm 5'11"

    bench- 205
    dead- 245
    squat - 275
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    drop the cals by 200, try that for a week. keep your activity the same.
     
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    dont just measure your weight. if your body fat is dropping but you stay the same weight you are putting on muscle at teh same time and that is a good thing
     
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    up the dose
     
  5. fauxdiophile

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    i'll do that starting tomorrow, :hs:

    i agree 100%. i'm lifting to maintain strength/mass, but my clothes do kind of fall off of me now, even my size 33 pants are WAY too big. i'm using the mirror as much as the scale

    :bigthumb:


    one more thing, do you guys believe in "refeed" days, or i guess more generically "cheat days"? not just psychologically speaking, but physiologically in your experience does it kickstart fat-loss again?

    sry for all the questions, i just want to make sure i'm not wasting my time and effort here :)
     
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