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    how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

    Discussion in 'Over Age 35' started by fa2nzg, Sep 6, 2012.

    1. fa2nzg

      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

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      I'm 48 yrs old. 5'10", 194lbs. not sure BF%, probably 18-20ish.
      been trying all sorts of combinations to lean out, get down to 180ish before ski season.
      I workout 6 days a week doing various things in the gym- lift/cardo/plyo, etc..
      just recently started a focused "cutting" routine of lift 4x/wk, cardio early morning 5 or 6 times/wk. cardio is roughly 500 cal per day at 65-75% of max HR. 1 or 2 HIIT cardio wkouts per week.
      diet is about 1850-2k calories, 50/30/20. all clean stuff- protein powder, chicken/brown rice(only early in the day), chickn or fish w/green veg, apple + almonds, chicken/fish + green veg for dinner.
      no extra fats or sugars..

      in approx 2wks i'm down maybe 1 lb. i train hard, don't lift heavy enough to put muscle on enough where that would offset my weight(not fat) loss.. on paper my caloric deficit says i should be much lower.


      Any input? trainers at my gym don't seem to have a clue. i think my metabolism is average, might have something to do with my age?

      HEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP????????????? ?????????????
       
    2. herunder88

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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      Unless you have some type of medical condition, then something is off in the way you are tracking calories (which are too low btw.) You need to weigh, measure and track everything accordingly.

      Honestly, you should be somewhere around 2300-2400 calories for steady fat loss. A basic calorie deficit works the same for all of us.

      Best of luck.
       
    3. emininojiq

      emininojiq Well-Known Member

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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      - Have your blood pressure, blood glucose AND INSULIN checked.
      - if insulin is raised (irrespective of blood glucose) you are becoming insulin resistant. Insulin is the fat storage hormone & increases with age. You will find it hard to reduce fat.
      - read about metabolic syndrome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabol...s_and_symptoms

      You CAN lose weight but you will have to strictly control calories, 1800, 1500, I cant tell you, you will have to work it out by experiment. Reducing carbohydrates may help.

      Read http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...=874624&page=1
      http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss
       
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      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      Last edited by PopeGregorius; Today at 10:45 PM.
       
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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      Suggesting a grown man at 194 lbs should eat 1800, 1500 calories. You can't be serious, smaller females eat more than that...
       
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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      Complete nonsense. He is on 1800 cal and you say to increase to 2400. There is absolutly NO research suggesting increasing calories results in fat loss.
       
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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      Those calories are too low for him. 2300-2400 calories puts him in a proper deficit for someone with his stats. I've been working in nutrition and with clients for decades.

      Trust me, I don't make this **** up...
       
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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      You don't seem to understand that at 1800 calories. There is no reason a man of his height and weight should NOT be losing at that low of an intake. If he is not, as Kimm said... he is either not tracking calories correctly, or not counting at all. The suggestion for 2400 cals is where he should START once he figures out what the issue is..... which is (again) most likely in the tracking.
       
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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      Sure, show me research where increasing calories leads to fat loss.
       
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      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

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      how about over 45 issue? cannot cannot cut no matter what.

      It's a simple, basic calorie deficit for a man his size. It's not rocket science...

      Oh boy...
       
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