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Weight Loss and Lifting...Avoid Losing My Gains?


#1

So I've been doing a pretty good workout routine for about the past 6 weeks but my main goal has been to lose weight.

I've been running and stuff but in order for me to have a good workout on the days that I lift I need to eat more carbs to help me finish my workout.

Just wondering if anyone had any tips for weight loss while doing a fairly intense weight training program.

Or if anyone had any good full body workouts that include some good Olympic lifts and stuff but also focus on some designer muscles too.


#2

If you want good advice, you need more detail- height/weight experience etc...

EDIT: just reread your post. Designer muscles?


#3

You don't need more carbs to finish a workout. Really.


#4

Well by designer muscles I meant like chest, biceps, etc basically what most beginners just focus on when they first start lifting. I guess beach muscles would have been a better term.

Currently though Im 5'7" and around 190 lbs. Ive been lifting off and on for about 3 years. I consider myself a newbie but I feel like I'm relatively strong and have a pretty good base from past sports and work experience.


#5

I'd suggest looking at any of the newbie workouts here. Or failing that get your compound movements in with isolation as you see fit.


#6

As far as diet goes, I would check out CT's Carb cycling article ( http://www.tmuscle.com/readArticle.do?id=811783 ). I've been using it to cut weight for football, and I've dropped 10 pounds (when my bf was already low enough that my abs were easily visible) with gains in strength. Now I've also gone insane with it and follow it to a T, planning out my days and every last meal, but if you want to lose weight as you gain muscle and strength, that'd be the way to go IMO. If that's too complex, check out http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/a_beginners_guide_to_carb_cycling. If that's too complex, check out http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/carb_cycling_for_idiots .

It's all about diet, diet, diet when you're losing weight. For the record, I have not done a single bout of "aerobic" exercise in the last month cutting. All sprints, agility, and plyo work.