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Old 06-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
Kevin Kaeating
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has anybody ever had this happen? I was 205 16% bf now am 190 10% bf on the zone in 9 weeks, but i havent seen a drop in body fat for 3 weeks, is this normal? Is this as low as I can get on 19 blocks? Im shooting for 5% any advice? what is this intermittent fasting? does it work? catabolic? looking for new ideas.
by the way very happy on the zone it just has grinded to a halt before my goal has been reached.
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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There are so many different possible reasons for that. Can you post up an average day as far as dietary intake/activity etc.? That might help everybody narrow it down a bit!
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:35 PM   #3
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yup no problem, blocks are as such 3,5,2,5,4. 19 total I am doing the wod and most times the prescribed proper warmup. my lean body mass is at 175 lbs. I am 10% bf 187lbs with digital caliper, water intake is almost 4 litres a day. multiplyier activity level is .7
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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What kinds of actual foods are you eating? Are they mostly paleo-ish in nature or do you resort to more processed stuff to make your blocks?

As for the .7 multiplier, that gives me 17.5 blocks at 175lb LBM. It wouldn't make a huge difference, but that might be something.

Did you start out weighing and measuring to get things exact?
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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Oh yeah, and one last thing before I go pass out; the loss of bodyfat between 10 and 5% is going to be harder than going from 15 to 10%, as you're starting to get nearer to your body's set-point for safe BF%, this could easily explain your stalled progress. Either way, keep us updated!
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #6
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ya maybe thats it it just is harder from 10% to 5% i'll try 17 blocks for a week thanks man noone else wrote back.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:32 AM   #7
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Kevin-
Don't go too low, too often. Peeling muscle off and or supressing your thyroid is not a good option for leaning out more! Are you taking fish oil? How has your performance been?
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:47 AM   #8
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Kevin,
Are you still eating dairy/whey and grains?
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:22 AM   #9
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So you spent 25 years getting to 205 and 6 weeks on the Zone saw you lose 15 pounds. Awesome. 3 more weeks into it and you haven't lost a dime. That doesn't give a complete picture. How's your performance? If your major lifts are increasing, your pull-ups are increasing and your 5k time is coming down then jump for joy! Tune your blocks for performance. The weight will take care of itself. It might take longer than 2 months though.

Give it some time before jumping into another radical change in eating habits. IF is very interesting but how can you know the results of an experiment if you haven't established baselines to compare to? The Zone is changing more than your weight. IF will too. Pause a moment, measure your blocks well, figure out where you are in terms of performance, weight, stress management and recovery. Once that's established make adjustments to diet, habits, routines, sleep patterns, etc then evaluate again.

There are any number of dangerous ways to lose another 10 pounds quickly. You're obviously (thankfully) not interested in those. I say measure your performance more closely than your middle. 5% bodyfat doesn't make you athletic.

(Message edited by moreuglythanyou on June 07, 2006)
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:55 PM   #10
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Chris, why didn't you post that before I spent my time trying to say the same damn thing but unsuccessfuly!

All great points!
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