I’ve been low-carb for 8 weeks now (been lifting for 4 years) and in the beginning it felt great, my boy adapted well, i dropped some noticeable weight and my BF dropped, to exactly what I don’t know as I don’t agree with the caliper’s results, but it definitely dropped.
But for the last 3 or so weeks it’s felt like nothings progressing, training wise I was doing supersets with minimal rest but I grew pretty tired of that, so I’ve changed back to high set low reps, incorporating 10x3, 5x5 and IBB into my workouts now to improve strength and gains.
Cardio is 2-3 low intensity sessions a week.
I don’t know if the training method is what’s slowed down progress in shedding the remaining fat or my diet? It’s pretty basic as in eggs/turkey bacon breakfast, protein shakes/bars/veg during the day, meat/fish with veg dinners, shake/cheese before bed. Supps wise I got all the multi vit’s, Omega 3, flaxseed, Vit B, Potassium and taking VPX Meltdown as well.
Carb intake daily hovers between 40g-50g, protein around the 150-170g, calories approx. 2000. Fat not too sure. Oh and a cheat day/re-feed Sundays.
Should I mix this diet up now and add something to kick start it again? I’m worried maybe my metabolism has gotten used to it now? I’m happy to continue as is as I feel great, low-carb is pretty much a lifestyle change altogether for me now so I’m only looking to gradually increase the carbs to 100g or so a day in a couple of months, but until then is there something I’m missing/doing wrong to improve progress?
BF: Calipers said 8% but that’s BS, it’s more like 11-12%.
Overhead Press: 80kg