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justagirl
10-12-2004, 06:52 PM
i'm 5'4.. not sure how much i weigh, i threw my scale out long ago. probably about 110-115. very small bone structure, at about 17% bodyfat

everytime i've tried to get rid of bodyfat i never even thought of going under 1700, and always had good results.. but my new bottle of lipoderm is coming and it won't last me very long.. so i want to get as much ab fat off as i can while on lipoderm. is 1400 too low? i'll be eating about 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat and taking a multivitamin. i'm doing a full body weights workout 1-2 times a week (because i'm generally sore for the next few days and the gym is 45 minutes away), pilates 3 times a week and 15 minutes of hiit (either running or with a jump rope) 3-5 times a week

am i putting muscle on the line going this low?

SEADRA
10-13-2004, 03:18 AM
How low do you want your BF to be? You probaly look fine at that weight.

Gabrielle
10-13-2004, 04:28 AM
am i putting muscle on the line going this low?

Yes

Ivey_Itch
10-13-2004, 04:33 AM
I think you should lower it down to about 2 sessions of HIIT, if your trying to put on muscle. (but i am by far no expert)

MsFit
10-13-2004, 09:37 AM
is 1400 too low? i'll be eating about 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat and taking a multivitamin. i'm doing a full body weights workout 1-2 times a week (because i'm generally sore for the next few days and the gym is 45 minutes away), pilates 3 times a week and 15 minutes of hiit (either running or with a jump rope) 3-5 times a week


Caloric and macro needs depend on your stats (weight and body fat percentage).

You are training too much. Don't train a muscle group if it is still sore. What's your routine like?

justagirl
10-13-2004, 12:43 PM
i never touch a muscle if it's sore, which is why sometimes i only do weights once a week. i don't touch my abs at the gym, and do winsor pilates ab sculpting tape which has been working out quite nicely for me.

i'm not trying to go too low, and i'll only be using lipoderm for two weeks

if i up my calories to say, 1800, would it still be okay to do cardio 3-5 times a week? i have sleep apnoea and it's very difficult for me to sleep if i haven't done cardio.. but i'm sure i can find some way around it if it's really too much cardio

thanks everyone

MsFit
10-13-2004, 01:09 PM
You're just an endurance person, eh? ;)

I say subtract 10% calories for a week and see what kind of results you get. At least that's a starting point and you can go from there with that information you get when you do stats next week.

justagirl
10-13-2004, 02:19 PM
alright, sounds like a plan. thanks everyone!