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aes1989
11-20-2007, 06:17 PM
Hello.
I am 18, I'm 5'9" and I weigh 174 pounds.
I eat around 1,500 calories a day, 50% protien, 30% carbs, and 20% fat.
I do cardio workouts 3x a week and weights 2x weekly.
For some reason I am not noticing any changes in my body in inches or weight and I have been at this for about 4 months.
I am just wondering if anyone knows what I am doing wrong?

Jess21
11-20-2007, 06:30 PM
Your calorie intake is way too low. What is your weight and goals?

aes1989
11-20-2007, 06:31 PM
My CW is 174.
My goal weight is 140.

Jess21
11-20-2007, 06:35 PM
Oh whoops, I should have read your first post a little more intently. Tryin to lose weight eh? I'm no expert, but 1500 calories per day, the cardio, and four months of it should have made some kind of change.

Cirino83
11-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Why are you trying to get down to 140? Are you female, serious question. That will help with answers.

Bako Lifter
11-20-2007, 08:39 PM
She must be female....

aes1989
11-21-2007, 07:09 AM
oh yeah, i'm a girl.
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brihead301
11-21-2007, 07:54 AM
Ok, that makes sense now why you want to get down to 140.

My advice would be to focus on the weights more then the cardio. Do a full-body routine 3 days per week focusing on the compound lifts - squats, deadlifts, bench, overhead press, pull-ups, rows, etc..

That stuff burns a ton more calories then cardio, and it will get you in much better shape then just dieting and cardio alone. Don't worry about getting too bulky either, which is what usually keeps most girls from really focusing on lifting weights. You'll only get "bulky" if you eat more food then you need. Eating 1500 calories and lifting heavy weights will get you very "toned" up. In fact you will most likely even need to increase your caloric intake if you start lifting like I suggested, as it will bring your caloric maintainence up.

Check out the book called "the new rules of lifting for women". I have the book (the original version now called 'new rules of lifting for men', but I'm sure it's very similar), and it's one of the best lifting books I ever read.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
11-21-2007, 01:01 PM
Take a look here ~> http://www.wannabebig.com/author.php?author=54

aes1989
11-21-2007, 03:11 PM
by "heavy weights" how heavy are you talking? i only have about 75 pounds of plate weights to put on a bar and i have 15 pound dumbbells. Should I buy more?

dscarth
11-23-2007, 08:28 PM
by "heavy weights" how heavy are you talking? i only have about 75 pounds of plate weights to put on a bar and i have 15 pound dumbbells. Should I buy more?

Heavy is relative. You need to have enough weight that... oh... lets say by the twelfth rep you are just bearly finishing up. If you can lift more than 12 reps, probably time to get a few more plates... and maybe larger dumbbell handles.

Built
11-23-2007, 09:54 PM
12 reps might be a little high for a newbie. Really, 5-8 reps is fine.