This is a great post. I am not where you are at now, but have been in the past. I look forward to reading and learning from the responses.
My only suggestion is mixing up your routine. You probably have already done that, but if you haven't try all new exercises, especially cardio.
Hummm..sounds like you might want to try adding in other types of core workouts that double for your main muscle groups. For the TOP dog, do more Dead Lifts. It ignites your abs if done right. Also add in new ab routines, like hanging ab circles, hanging knee lifts. Try weighted ab routines too.
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Thanks everyone, this is helpful. I have mixed up my routine, but only lately, so maybe I just need some more time. Here's something interesting I discovered: I went back and traced my weight loss over the first 3 months of the program and charted it...hoping to find a pattern....the weird thing I discovered was that a substantial and sustained dip in weight almost always happened after a free day. It's almost like you have to tell your body it's not starving so it will continue to burn fat. I guess the problem I'm having now is that my body doesn't believe me anymore! Thanks again.
what you are experiencing is water fluctuation. every gram of carb holds 3 grams of water. So when you eat a lot of carbs your weight can go up and then after a day or two it drops back down. Are you still dropping fat or has fat loss stalled?
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