Jay has been absolutely crushing the training program and finished up his second week.
Here’s what was happening before he started training….
If you missed Jay’s Week 1 story check it out here….
Jay lost 10 pounds after his first week and then dropped another 5 in week 2. Pretty awesome.
Here was Jay’s first weigh in….
Here was Jay’s Week 2 Weigh In….
Jay felt like he was plateauing just a little bit. Here what he had to say….[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShZK32ao3dM[/youtube]
The plateau is totally normal and common especially with such a huge drop in weight loss. With Jay’s workouts we’re doing four week training cycles so next week he’ll get brand new workouts to start stimulating his body a big more and avoid a plateau.
As far as nutrition, when a plateau occurs it’s often due to a significant drop in calories. With Jay we really focused on a low carb plan for the first 3 weeks. This was designed to get his body primed to burn fat and boost up his metabolism.
The thing about low carb is that it works, but not forever.
After a bit of time if you don’t introduce carbs in your post-workout nutrition your body can hit that plateau and your metabolism isn’t going to crank up like we want to see. I always recommend some post-workout nutrition including carbs and protein and then adding a bit more carbs on the days you train.
For Jay’s upcoming nutrition plan we’ll also add some calories to support his new muscle gain. Muscle is a much more active tissue than fat and requires more energy. When you’re trying to lose fat, it’s a fine line of not creating a surplus of calories but also not starving yourself. It’s important to add 200-300 calories a week initially if you feel you’re hitting a plateau.
In the next blog post we’ll check on Jay’s progress after a week of new training sessions and some ramped up nutrition.
Stay tuned and as always, leave a comment here or Like this on Facebook to keep Jay motivated!