Hey guys I heard about this site from the maxout fitness pod cast. I came hear to find some real answers. I have been working out for 5 years and each sumer I try to get lean for lifeguarding. I want to look cut with my shirt off. I am by no means a novice I know a lot about fitness and nutrition. Each year I try to stay reatively lean while gaining size.
I have gained around 35 lbs of muscle in the past 4 years. I started cutting(at 16% bf)in february this time so that I would for sure have a ready 6 pack by july, but have been stuck at 12% since April. I started slowly and gradually got down to 2000 Kcal a day.
I have tried cardio in teh morning ,HIIT, after workouts,adn all other types of cardio in teh past. I have tried moderate carb, low carb, the cut diet, and a keto diet. i have used refeeds adn carb ups. But still nothing works. I am 6’1, 190, 21 years old ,and stuck at 12% bf. i want to have a cut hard body with plenty of muscle please help.
P.S. I am pretty sure my woekouut is up to par so I do not think it is that.
I do not think your height and weight makes you that big,or even slightly muscular, but then I do not care what your idea of physical beauty is.
If yu di weightraining, HIIT and cardio together, you are usin pretty much all ways to burn fat.
So, your problem is probably diet. If you were on a diet more than 12-16 weeks your progress sometimes stalls.
get slowly back to maintenance, 250 cals each week and stay there for a while.
afterwards you can cut down the rest.
I never said that I was huge or anything. I of course would like to be bigger, but I want a lean body for the summer. I am doing this naturally, and gain muscle as fast as I can, but that is no reason for me too be fat during the summer months. Does any one have any diet suggestions? [/quote]
I gave you a diet suggestion.
After a while your body refuses to lose weight.
You can A) force your bodly to lose weight, i.e. to lose a lot of muscle
or you can
B) get your metabolism going again and let your body get ready for the next round.
You cannot force it.