Hi everyone, so I started eating paleo almost 4 months ago and am now about 5-10 pounds from my goal. I found that I hit a weight loss stall after doing all cardio at the gym so it has prevented me from going for a few weeks which is very hard, coming from someone who visits the gym 5 days a week. I guess my question is: what kind of am exercise program would you suggest? I am trying to get some muscle tone so in terms of strength training. How much cardio a week would you suggest as well? Any suggestions would be great. Thank you & Happy New Year!
asked byMeghan_5 (88)
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on January 02, 2013
at 01:16 AM
How often do you de-load your training? Don't take a week off, per se, but rather, reduce your training volume. This will give your body time to repair itself, and get a good recovery. Do your sessions at the same length, but lessen the load. Do some Yoga for mental and physical clarity. Then smash it the next week by going even heavier than what you were doing.
Or, if that doesn't work, change your program?? Most women are afraid, but give powerlifting a shot. Focus on Back Squats, Deadlifts, Military Presses & Bench Presses. Don't worry about bulking up, because it's literally impossible (unless you're on the juice?).
This is a good website to get started - www.strstd.com/
Once you have an idea as to what your 1 Rep Max will be, the program will essentially be perfect for a 4 week run, which should help get you past the plateau. And if you like it, run it again :)