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Faresz
02-22-2016, 04:25 AM
Hello all
i have just recently started gyming around 1 and a half month ago and it has been going pretty well till recently my weight hasnt dropped for the past 3 weeks.
I started at 81kgs/178lbs and now im down to about 74kg/163lbs but the scale just wont budge
im 17yo and i go to the gym 6 times a week fridays off do 30 minutes cardio and 30 minutes weightlifting and im also dieting
if anyone has any tips or could point out if im doing anything wrong it would be highly appreciated

dipatel13
02-22-2016, 05:21 AM
Losing that amount of weight in 6 weeks is not good especially at your age. You need to focus on building a good muscle foundation. Eat to grow and exercise. Restricting your diet so much will only hurt your body's growth and development. Make sure you are following a good lifting plan, like Fierce 5 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=159678631).

Faresz
02-22-2016, 08:30 AM
how am i losing to quickly i feel like my weight drop has been slow actaully and it has been 8* not 6 and i do muscle groups per day, abs sunday, chest monday ect ect i dont see how i am doing anything wrong

gbullock32
02-22-2016, 08:43 AM
Terrible routine, stop losing weight and eat to grow at ~2-3 pounds per month; follow a proven routine and build muscle while you are in your prime to do so.

INB4 advice ignored because another 17 year old thinks cutting to abs is a good idea.


TRAINING
Start with a solid beginner routine, these are designed to get the most for you; they are designed by professionals and use progressive overload. Read through them and pick the one you like most, follow it as it is written.

Why You Should Not Make Your Own Routine (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118004321)
How To Perform Basic Lifts (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118920551)

Routines
Starting Strength (http://startingstrength.com/)
BabyLover's Starting Strength (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=135564721)
AllPro's Beginner Routine (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=4195843)
StrongLifts 5x5 (http://stronglifts.com/5x5/)
IceCream Fitness 5x5 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148036063)
Fierce 5 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=159678631)
Coolcicada's Push Pull Legs (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=149807833)

Calisthenics routines
Push Day:
- Pushups: 5x15
- Chest Dips: 4x12
- Triceps Extensions: 3x20
- Bench Dips: 3x15
- HSPU: 5x5
- Hindu Pushups: 3x12

Pull Day:
- Pull-ups: 5x8
- Inverted Rows: 3x12
- Back bridges: 4x10
- One-arm Assisted Chin-ups: 4x5
- One-arm Inverted Rows: 3x8
- Chins Isometric Holds: 3xFailure

Legs Day:
- Suqats: 5x20
- Jumping Squats: 4x15
- Lunges: 3x30
- Sprints: 4x20sec
- Box Jumps: 3x10
- Hanging Leg Raises: 3xfailure

Or-

Upper Day:
- Pullups: 5x6
- One-arm Inverted Rows: 3x8
- Inverted Rows: 3x18
- Back bridges: 4x10
- Pushups: 4x12
- Dips: 3x15
- HSPU: 3x5
- Decline Crunches: 4x12
- Russian Decline Twist: 3x12

Lower Day:
- Jumping Squats: 8x12
- Pistol Squats: 4x10
- Step Ups: 3x10
- GHR: 3x12
- Sprints: 5x15sec
- Calf Raises: 10x10 "Burnout".
- Hanging Leg Raises: 4x12
- Planks: 3x1min

dipatel13
02-22-2016, 08:43 AM
how am i losing to quickly i feel like my weight drop has been slow actaully and it has been 8* not 6 and i do muscle groups per day, abs sunday, chest monday ect ect i dont see how i am doing anything wrong

Continuing to lose weight at your age and weight is not a good idea (see above). You need a better split in order build strength focusing on compound movements and more frequency(see above).

Faresz
02-22-2016, 08:48 AM
I dont want to get abs like all these 17 year olds i wanna get bulky, but i dont see how by building muscle i will be shedding the weight more slowly ill just look like a fat guy with alot of muscle underneath, dont you have to lose the fat then gain the muscle

dipatel13
02-22-2016, 08:55 AM
I dont want to get abs like all these 17 year olds i wanna get bulky, but i dont see how by building muscle i will be shedding the weight more slowly ill just look like a fat guy with alot of muscle underneath, dont you have to lose the fat then gain the muscle

You're not grasping that at your age, losing weight should not be a concern. You're not obese or even close to it. Eat to grow and stop trying to lose weight.

Faresz
02-22-2016, 09:30 AM
i understand at my age i need to eat well to grow ect i may not be obese but i am fat, and define 'eat to grow' i dont understand what you mean?

dipatel13
02-22-2016, 09:57 AM
Terrible routine, stop losing weight and eat to grow at ~2-3 pounds per month; follow a proven routine and build muscle while you are in your prime to do so.



^Eating to grow.

You have fat at your current weight because you lack muscle mass. At this point your focus should be on improving and building muscle mass and not losing fat. That time will come in a few years after you have a found of muscle to cut down to.