Lots of rowing = No weight loss: Help!

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Re: Lots of rowing = No weight loss: Help!

Post by schander » January 16th, 2018, 10:04 am

Hi All,

Posting a quick update. Since the New Year I have been on a low carb diet. Been hitting approx 50-60g net (after removing the fibre) per day of carbs, the rest from protein and fat.

Training wise, I'm back on teh 5x5 (Routine A(squat, overhead press, deadlift), Routine B(squat, becnh press, row)), 3 times a week alternating A/B. Last year I would be able to knock out a 5k @ 2.:05 after a session, HR ~148. This year I can just about do 2k at 2:12, with my HR at 158+

Weight wise - I have lost 2.5kgs so it's going in the right direction, still early days.

Thanks for all you support.

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Re: Lots of rowing = No weight loss: Help!

Post by Neorticros » January 16th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Wooo great news!!!

If you feel comfortable beeing strict and counting calories, carbs and such, and can carry that for quite some time, then it's awesome.
I'm too lazy to be doing that, so cutting a couple of things here and there and trying hard at the gym did it for me long term. And today I'm not feeling it's any kind of sacrifice.

In no time you'll need to make new holes to your belt !!

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Re: Lots of rowing = No weight loss: Help!

Post by jbhop5857 » January 19th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Good Day,

From personal experience:

Immediately start using some kind of lotion on your whole body, but especially where you have held the fat the most. Don't wait. I had A LOT of weight to lose and am in the process of doing so. With rowing, more than anything else, your muscles get firm and the fat starts to melt quite quickly which will lead to stretch marks, etc. Lotion helps this. It has been disappointing to see the scale going down, but the marks increasing. I know time helps, but do yourself a favor and start the lotion regiment.

David
Age: 38
6ft.
235lbs.
2k: 6:50.2 - 2017 Yeah, I count the tenths on this one.
5K: 18:51 - 2017
6K: 23:28 - 2015
10K: 39:49 - 2017
HM: 1:22:48 - 2017
30 Min: 7937 - 2017
60 Min: 15033 - 2015
FM: 3:01:253 - 2017

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Re: Lots of rowing = No weight loss: Help!

Post by Ombrax » January 20th, 2018, 1:19 am

jbhop5857 wrote:Immediately start using some kind of lotion on your whole body, but especially where you have held the fat the most. Don't wait.
"It puts the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again."

Sorry, I couldn't resist...

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