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    I have been working out for last 3 months and have been losing weight and have lost around 9kgs and still need to lose 2 kgs to be ideal weight. Was doing a lot of cardio and HIIT. Now my Gym instructor put me to do the Jim Stoppani 12 weeks to size program and its been like a month and i am on week 4 of Phase 1 of the program. My problem is this week has been hard as i am supposed to go up on my weights but I can't seem to be able to do so and am feeling a bit frustrated. What should i do?? I want to be able to lift good first and eventually have a fit body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coseyGrant View Post
    Hello,

    I have been working out for last 3 months and have been losing weight and have lost around 9kgs and still need to lose 2 kgs to be ideal weight. Was doing a lot of cardio and HIIT. Now my Gym instructor put me to do the Jim Stoppani 12 weeks to size program and its been like a month and i am on week 4 of Phase 1 of the program. My problem is this week has been hard as i am supposed to go up on my weights but I can't seem to be able to do so and am feeling a bit frustrated. What should i do?? I want to be able to lift good first and eventually have a fit body.

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    Whats your diet like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Whats your diet like?
    I have a very normal diet. I usually eat three times a day as my work does not allow me time for small meals every 2-3 hours.

    Breakfast: Synthia 6 isolate 1 scoop, 1-2 whole eggs, coffee, few fruits, few almonds
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    Not knowing how much you weigh makes it difficult to offer much advice on the diet. But if you have no dietary restrictions, I would suggest that you at least increase your protein intake to a level that is least equal to 1 gram of protein per pound of Bodyweight.

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    If you are struggling to increase your lifts, then I suggest that you de-load and work your way up again. This is usually how I break through my plateau.

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    Hi there,

    I took a brief look at the program and the change involved from week 3 to week 4. It goes from a rep range of 6-8 to 3-5.

    The increase in your weight being used might not be that significant, especially if you were performing 6 reps in week 3 and are striving for 5 reps in week 4. Another factor in attempting to lift heavier is your level of experience with the lifts. If these movements like bench press for example, are new to you, there is a certain level of experience that is needed to develop the technique the lift heavier.

    What is your weight difference between week 3 and 4 and are there certain lifts in particular that you feel you're having difficulty with?

 

 

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