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Still gaining weight and inches after 3 months of crossfit

Answered on February 11, 2014
Created December 20, 2013 at 7:09 AM

I started Crossfitting back in October. I try to go 3-4x a week. But I work nights so some times it's hard to fit it in my day when I'm normally sleeping. I eat healthy. Not a big carb person naturally but I don't restrict myself either. If I want cake I'll have a slice.

Previously when I was running or doing p90x I was losing 1 lb/week and still eating the same diet. So why am I not only not losing weight but actually GAINING weight and inches in mid section and thighs (the thighs I understand a little more from the squats).

It's just really discouraging and as much as I love crossfit I'm considering stopping because of the gains I'm having. It's making me more uncomfortable about my body but idk what else do to. I tried chalking it up to my sleep schedule and the stress on my body but again I've never had this problem with any other exercise routine. Help please!

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on February 11, 2014
at 12:12 AM

Switch to atkins induction and see it come off remove more sugar from your current diet if your gaining weight your intake is to high. Crossfit is more of gaining muscle if thats not what you want to do then work a different form of exercise that generates lean muscle like swimming, running, biking, and or if you do lift weights less weight more reps.

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on December 23, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Rio is right it could be muscle weight. Muscle weighs more than fat. Check your measurments for awhile and that should tells you.

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on February 11, 2014
at 12:48 AM

I don't really agree with the people above who say it's because you sleep during the day. I work nights. If your sleep is inconsistent, whether during the day or night, then maybe. But I would guess it's because you may not have a handle on how many calories you need and how many you're actually getting.

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on December 20, 2013
at 11:39 PM

Eugenia could be right. But another thing to consider could possibly be muscle gains resulting in more weight. Not knowing your body type and what you were coming from beforehand makes it hard to say, but just a thought.

For every pound of fat lost, you're gaining two of muscle. Gaining inches, not sure. Maybe the fat on you there is just stubborn and hasn't been shed yet. This is only a possibility, I could be way off here. Either way, I'd give it another 3 months to be safe. Worst thing that can happen is you get stronger. Once you have that muscle and switch up routines you should shed quick. Assuming this entire scenario is specific to exercise routine alone...

B694589acf7e0482c9a17466edbe4178

on December 23, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Rio is right it could be muscle weight. Muscle weighs more than fat. Check your measurments for awhile and that should tells you.

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on December 20, 2013
at 03:25 PM

It's the cake.

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on December 20, 2013
at 11:19 AM

If I had to guess, it's because of your sleeping patterns and not because of Crossfit. It's possible that Crossfit is so much more demanding than other types of exercise that not sleeping during the night (as you should naturally), it throws off your circadian rhythms, adrenals and hormones, and so you're gaining weight because of that. Even if you stop Crossfit, the nocturnal lifestyle will eventually catch up with you.

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