I would also make sure you are getting the RIGHT calories. I'm not saying you aren't, I didn't look at your nutrition tracker, but make sure it is full of fruits, veggies, whole foods, lean meats, etc. That way you arne't eating little nutrients but lots of food.
4/15/13 6:05 A
As far as calories go, this link will help you figure out how to account for your active job:
While strength training is good for all bodies, the general rule of the bodybuilders' build/cut phasing is that cardio drops fat.
Cut back your ST to 2-3 times a week quality movements, and rev up your cardio to 4-5 times a week.
Make sure you're eating enough. The whole "10 times your bodyweight" thing is not really a good guide. Those kind of rules never work for the majority of people. For a very active guy with a physically demanding job, 3k sounds potentially reasonable.
How long have you been eating 2600-2900 and what has been your weight loss/gain/stay pattern while eating that? The best advice always comes from trial and error. If you've done that for weeks and not lost anything, you probably need to cut back a little.
Deb, in New Zealand
4/15/13 12:08 A
Ok here it goes. I am 5"11 273 pounds, I have 22% bodyfat which I want to drop lower.I lift 4 x week in gym 2 cardio, 1 day hockey on Sundays. I am 38 years old. My problem is that I can't get an accurate gauge on my calories. Last week I ate my bodyweight x 10 and all my lifts went down and I felt Weak and like crap.I am muscular but I don't know if I should be eating 3k in calories?.i am active, I work 2 jobs one of which is construction, which is physically demanding. I don't know what to do. I can't imagine eating any more calories I'm full already eating 2600-2900, any help would be great
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