Gaining Weight Despite trying otherwise...

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Fedaykin

Joined: May 11
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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 21:45
I've really just started a workout plan and diet. It's only been two weeks so I wasn't expecting any great process to be made, but in that two weeks I've gained 2-3 pounds. To head off the first question, I weighed myself very carefully several times the first time and this time, and I'm confident that it wasn't a measurement error, water weight, etc.

Anyway, I work a desk job so previously I was entirely sedentary, and ate a lot of crap/fast food and ate out 7/10 meals.

Anyway, the new plan I've been following is this:

My Stats: 31/m, 265lb, 6' 4"

My workouts are:

* 6 days a week of cardio. 30min (working toward 1 hr) on a Precor elliptical machine doing the "weight loss" program @ 120 strides/min target

* 6 days a week of weight training (alternating days for upper and lower body!). 3 days/week upper. 2 days/week lower. I do one set to failure, aiming for a weight that achieves that failure between 10 and 15 reps.

Upper body workouts I push moderately hard and do one loop on weight machines in about 25-30 minutes.

Lower body I'm actually pretty strong so I only do about 10-15 minutes of machines currently.

Diet:

For my diet, I've cut all _all_ processed food/sugars other than things like whole grain cereals (All-Bran, orange juice, etc.). I try to eat 4-5 small meals a day and I am going on the recommendation of a professional to aim for 1700-1900 calories/day.

According to a workup I got at the health club, they told me my BMR is about 2300ca/day.


One day a week I take off, no workout, and I eat "whatever" I want, though I try to avoid eating something really stupid like a gallon of ice cream or a whole large pizza, ha!


So, what's up? Am I starving myself? Am I somehow miraculously building muscle faster than losing fat? Is my body just pissed at me for treating it like dirt for a decade? Am I just being paranoid?
mikefarinha

Joined: Jun 11
Posts: 443

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Posted: 04 Feb 2012, 23:07
From the looks of it I'd highly suggest going to http://www.marksdailyapple.com//welcome-to-marks-daily-apple/ and read the advice from his blog. He covers everything from how/what to work out (probably less than you'd expect) and how to eat optimally and really satisfy your belly.

Sometimes eating too little can prevent weightloss. I've currently stalled and I'm spending this week eating more to see how my body reacts to it.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"



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