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Old 05-01-2009, 01:44 AM   #11
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

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Iím toning up like a mofo, dropping visible body fat, but it seems my muscling up is completely offsetting any fat loss therefor Iím still way heavier than I should be. Anyway, in one month Iíve only lost about 1lb of overall weight. The good news is Iím seeing a difference, clothes fit better etc. While thatís well and good, based on what youíve all experienced when should I expect the muscle building to plateau and the fat loss to overtake it thereby dropping my overall weight?
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:31 AM   #12
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

If you are dead set about using weight number to measure improvement, then you should also measure how much your lifting improves along with the weight loss.

So, if your CFT (crossfit total) increases by 15 lbs (for example), you should add that in to you calculations.

1lb fat loss + CFT increase=(number you can care about)

FYI, Crossfit total is the sum of a few lifts (squat, deadlift, press). It comes every few months or so. Many of the other WODS repeat every few months. Once they start repeating for you you can better see your progress.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:40 AM   #13
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

The only weight you should be concerned with is the one your lifting! Who gives a toss if someone loses more 'weight'. They're probably still fat, unfit and unhealthy.

Your the fittest dude there. You own the bragging rights!

1 month in!! Fck me, the line for the magic bullet starts down the road........
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:45 AM   #14
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

Weight loss challenges gotta be just about the worst idea anyone ever came up with
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:55 AM   #15
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

I found myself in a similar situation when I started getting serious about my health a few years back. I think that one month is not enough time to see the kinds of gains, or losses, that you are expecting. Keep on with your workouts and eating cleanly then what you are striving for will come. That being said I train runners at the high school level and have for 10 years. Some runners come into the season out of shape and with a few extra lbs. The one workout that I found helps in shedding the extra weight that is in line with the CF philosophy is 2 minute intervals. It's a simple workout that takes less than half an hour. After a good warm up run, or row, or swim, or bike for two minutes at 90% of your max heart rate then take an active rest, walking or a light jog, for one minute. Repeat that for a total of six intervals and then cool down. As you become more fit you can increase the intensity and run your 2 minutes at 95% max heart rate or decrease your rest to 45 seconds or both. After that you can vary your intensity and rest periods for each interval but be sure to keep it challenging and you should see the extra fat melt off. Happy training!

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Old 05-01-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

What specifically is your diet like right now?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:18 AM   #17
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

Well if you really want to win the "weight loss" competition at work you could always cut weight like a fighter before you weigh in! Just a thought....
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:25 AM   #18
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

"The mirror shows you the best progress, not the scale."

Steven,

SHouldn't it be bar, not scale?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #19
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

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"The mirror shows you the best progress, not the scale."

Steven,

SHouldn't it be bar, not scale?
This is true. The ratio of how many girls you pick up at the bar as opposed to how many you couldn't before......oh wait....
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:32 AM   #20
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Re: One month in, but only one pound?

a better competition would be body comp % change. i would get that checked asap just for your own peace of mind. as long as bf% is dropping then the number on the scale doesnt mean jack.
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