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04-03-2007, 11:40 PM

I'm not getting any stronger, is my diet the problem?

Mr. D
04-04-2007, 12:03 AM
What are your current stats? Are you gaining mass eating that amount?If not increase by 100-200 cals.

Your carbs seem to be lowish, but that might be your personal preference. If so, target your carbs to before and after a workout.

04-04-2007, 02:22 AM
If one was to believe what fitday says about the amount of calories you are burning in a typical day..........than you should be losing weight, because you are constantly on a caloric deficit. If you want to build muscle you need to have a caloric excess or at least be close enough that your body is not burning more calories than it is using up. Muscle can only be built from some type of energy source. If your using all of that source up from your basic daily activities then your not leaving any for muscle building.

04-04-2007, 09:28 PM
I'm 5'8 200lbs

04-04-2007, 10:10 PM
You are not eating enough. I see your cals are around 1800-2200 on average, that is too low for someone that is 200lbs.

04-04-2007, 10:25 PM
What does your training routine look like? And yes...that is a really low caloric intake.

04-04-2007, 10:51 PM
I work out 4 days a week

chest/tri 2 days

bench 4x4 - 225lbs
incline dumbell - 3X8 65lbs
close grip bench - 3 X10 at 160
tricep pushdown - 3X10
upright rows - 3X10 at 115lbs
peck deck

day 2


standing curls - 3x8 at 125lbs
reverse curls - 3X8 at 95
chin-ups - 3x8
2 shoulder exercises that i dont know the names of
lat pull downs

04-04-2007, 11:08 PM
You're really lacking with that routine. The only back exercise you have is chin-ups. You need to add some rows, deadlifts, and squats in there. And ditch the upright rows. They are killer on your shoulders. And replace the pec deck with dips or something. Also, maybe throw in some work on your calves. Oy...

If you want to work out 4 days a week, you should take a look at this routine ~> Baby Got Back (http://tinyurl.com/2ubl9b)

This is good reading as well ~> 5x5 Programs (http://tinyurl.com/2d7b3c)

04-04-2007, 11:11 PM
man, thats nowhere near enough food....eat

04-05-2007, 07:52 AM
You need to squat, deadlift, SLDL, bent over row. Find a better routine as sCaRz suggested.