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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by mike p, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. mike p

    mike p Blue Belt

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    I'm half way through my second 5x5 (had to start over half way through the first because I got the flu). Well I've noticed something weird. Although my strength is going up, my body weight is going slightly down. Now here's the kicker, although my weight is going down, I'm beginning to build a gut. WTF?
     
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    My weights going down as well, but I'm not building a gut I'm building abs.

    What's your diet like?
     
  3. chia

    chia POWER OF THE GLOW

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    What else are you doing besides 5x5? What is your diet like?
     
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    joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    Are you drinking enough water?
     
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    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Have you been taking diet advice from Zero?
     
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    Mumrik Silver Belt

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    1) You are dropping fat
    2) A strong core is not nessesarily the same as a standard Baywatch sixpack. Your "gut" might protude a bit more.
    3) Are you eating more? Your stomach might just be fuller/have adapted to a higher intake - do you see the gut when you wake up in the morning?
     
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    This is also happening to me. I don't mind it at all since I know it's muscle. My wife especially enjoys the hip flexor muscles protruding over my hip bones.
     
  8. mike p

    mike p Blue Belt

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    I'm also kickboxing/bagwork/cardio about an hour a day, 2-3 days a week.

    Roughly 150 grams protein, 80 grams fat, 400 grams carbs.

    Probably not...:redface:

    I never really noticed but I'll start looking. Why?
     
  9. Chaseg1520

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    *Wants the nuge's secks*
     
  10. ratman201

    ratman201 S&P's resident Chef

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    Stretch your hip flexors, a lot. Posture can make you look fat even when your not. If your belt line slopes down in the front this is likely the reason your getting a gut.
     
  11. Monger

    Monger Chronically Injured

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    The first thing I'd do is lower your carb intake and raise your fat and protein intake. Make sure your adding healthy fats though and taking fishoil would be a big plus.
     
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    graedy Brown Belt

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    Pics or work.
     
  13. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    how much do you weigh?
     
  14. mike p

    mike p Blue Belt

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    huh? :icon_conf

    roughly 160. 5'10"
     
  15. icyblue17

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    Sorry but what is a "gut"?
     
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    Ask Barut or Zero about that.
     
  17. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    You might wanna try cuting down on protein
     
  18. Stranger Come Knocking

    Stranger Come Knocking Red Belt

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    you mean "the moneymaker"?
     
  19. Justin_A

    Justin_A Make Coleslaw, Make Friends!

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    For me its my first time and my weight has stayed the same but my gut is going away.
     
  20. sway_dizzle

    sway_dizzle Yellow Belt

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    is this like a chuck liddel gut?
     

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