Hello, I have an uncommon problem - I have too much muscle from doing previous shows. I am about 138lb at 6% bf when competing and around 150-155 off-season I would prefer to be smaller on and off season..........I have tried not weight training for 6months but didn't see much difference in physique I do only high rep training now (over 20reps with little or no rest between sets) I do cardio between 1hr and 2hrs 6 times a week and teach a plyometric class 2 x a week. The only thing I can think of to lose the excess size is to change my eating..............I am seeing a dietitian and he has me on a lowfat 1200cal diet that has little protien in it. He hasn't really any idea about these shows as he mostly works with overweight people. The only problem with his diet is that I don't know if I should trust his advice due to his inexperience with my type problem and the fitness industry in general. Maybe I should just keep doing it for a while?
Anyway, if anyone can help or has had similar problems I would really appreciate some advice.
I had the same problem I was doing to much. The fact is you can exercise to much and have to much muscle sometimes that is hard to believe or accept for us overachievers. 1. I would recommend that you cut back your cardio & use the extra time to focus much more attention to your diet 2. Stick with the high reps low weight regime but cut your lifting back to three times a week
I have lost a ton of size by using this diet and following the tips on Fitness. I am a personal trainer so I follow my own training but I found the reading & tips on the lymphatic system and how our bodies secret excess cortisol helpful & fascinating The Fat Flush Plan, Cookbook, The Fat Flush Fitness Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman is a three book series it comes as a package through www.Amazon.com
Also as a cardio addict it was hard for me to accept that doing a little less gives better results
You are doing waaaayyyy to much cardio and eating way to little. I am a nutritionist (and have addressed thios problem before) and think it is absurd to be eating 1200 calories at your size and body fat. Your body is bound to go into "starvation mode." While it is difficult to make a suggestion on what to do without knowing more about you and your training, you really need to find another nutritionist who is able to cordinate with your trainer or at least have more understanding in your goals.
You CAN you do this though, and the diet is the first place to look IMO.
Post by Italianangel on Mar 3, 2007 14:01:00 GMT -8
That is rare but I do have a client right now, she is in my buff camp online and she too has this issue, we have her on a lower protein diet, which is good cuz she had kidney issues before I had her on my nutrition plan. Her cals are not low and yours not need be either, just balance out a bit less protein and more fibrous veggies like broc, green beans etc. I would also ease onto isolated exercises at lighter weights for higher reps. Linda