Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Yep, stay the course with the calorie deficit. Remember that having lost all that weight (good going!) you're metabolism is slower than ever. So, if you're no longer losing. Decrease calories even more. You're almost there. Take it to the bitter end.
why is your metabolism slower after losing weight? never thought about that...less of your body to churn/burn?
Originally Posted by LeafUF
1. Your progress thus far is incredible
2. sub 10% bodyfat is very hard for most to maintain year round.
3. If you are really around 13-14% its most likely not stubborn fat that you need to do anything special to work off. Dream is right just keep at the calorie deficit.
Personally I am right around the same weight and bf%. Calipers have me a little bit lower but I dont trust it and instead use an equation based on neck, waist, height, and weight.
I would just push the calorie deficit on your diet and maybe try adding more weight lifting to your routine. And dont waste your time doing ab exercises as you cant spot reduce.
thanks...my caliper puts me at 13.5%, but i tend to add a 0.5-1% just to account for possible human error.
whats your neck, waist, height, weight formula? im about 5'10, 182lbs as of about 30 mins ago.
Originally Posted by GatoRella
Thats amazing smld, just keep at it the you are on the home stretch.
Originally Posted by LittleBlueLW
A few years back before I turned 40 I started training for triathlons and do 4-5 a year from sprint to half iron distances.
I had the same stubborn area around my waist and lower back.
Swimming I think has had the biggest impact shaving that off and running 15-20 miles a week helps too.
I havent lost any weight (due to muscle gain?) but my waist is 2 inches smaller. Im 5-11 180 lbs.
Again nice work, keep it up.
Thanks...i started training and ran a few 5k's. My weekly cardio consists of at least a 3 mile run a day(sometimes 6 miles) so that's about 21-27 miles a week, some days i'll switch it up and break it up HIIT style. Im sort of the same way with the waist, i've added a few pounds 2-4 here and there, and my pants feel more loose.
I want to concentrate on melting this fat off and getting shredded more so than i am losing any more pounds, even though shredding will net in losing a few more pounds, at this point i wouldn't be counting pounds...