Trouble losing weight

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  1. pvaudio

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    This thread just gets better and better.......
     
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    I dont understand women. That is what this thread has taught me very quickly.
     
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  4. Cameron

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    I'm sorry everyone, I shouldn't have even said anything... I understand what you all are saying and I am definitely determined to focus on my fitness and tennis and not worry about anything, I think its best that way. Good luck to you all and thanks :)
     
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  5. jonnythan

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    Just be sure to eat MORE.
     
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  6. Cameron

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    I will eat more... and also, I didn't say this before, but one of my teammates told me I should lose 5 pounds, guess I shouldn't listen to her
     
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    you look pretty much perfect! :)
     
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  8. FastFreddy

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    power to weight ratio

    I trained one women client who was 5'2 96 pounds and she wanted to get down to 86 pounds since she thought she was over weight, fat and thought would run a faster marathon at a lighter weight. She read this in some book. She ran slower at 92 pounds. I improved her performance with strength training and she ran a PR 3:15 @ 106lbs. Just listen to your Tennis Coach, or Strength Coach or College trainer.
     
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    Don't listen to her. You are in fantastic shape. I'm a nutrition prof and registered dietitian, board certified in nutrition support and sports dietetics, formerly ACSM certified exercise specialist (let it slide because I don't use it anymore). Not bragging about credentials, just listing them so you don't think my advice is Internet garbage.

    Ideal bodyweight for your height is 140# and IBW is notoriously low, particularly in muscular, athletic individuals (you). You don't need to be one ounce lighter. As others have said, just work on your fitness, weights, drills, etc. And as others have mentioned, eat MORE, not less. Typical calorie recommendations for your age group = 25-30 calories per kilo. Rounding you up to 62 kg gives you 1550-1860 calories per day. Athletes typically need at least 300 addtional kcal, so if you want to start on the low end, just use 1800-1850 calories per day as a starting point. Everyone's metabolism is different, so you may need to adjust up or down, slightly. As for protein for a competetive tennis athlete, 1.2-1.5 g/kg should suffice, which puts you at 75-90 g/day or 17-20% of total calories on an 1800 calorie diet. Good luck with your training.
     
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  10. McLovin

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    I know, I used that frame for 4 years. It is considered a classic around here.

    Easy answer: My wife's body type...
     
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  11. jhhachamp

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    If you want to lose weight and get fit for top level tennis, you do not want to be limiting your calories like that. That will only serve to lower your metabolism and strength. You need to eat lots of calories from healthy foods (if humans would eat the food 200 years ago, that is generally a healthy food), and focus on intense training. Some intense workouts that I find helpful are 4-5 mile interval runs (jog for 4 lengths and sprint the 5th at 100%, repeat), mountain runs (2.5 miles up the mountain, an elevation gain of 1400', and back down), and suicides on a tennis court or in a parking lot. If you do super intense workouts like these often, your metabolism will be so fast that it will not matter how many calories you eat.
     
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  12. jhhachamp

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    You are not losing weight because cutting calories only serves to lower your metabolism as your body fights to make the few calories it gets last longer. If your body is constantly starved for calories, it will lower your metabolism as a survival tactic because it thinks you are starving to death.
     
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  13. jhhachamp

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    Sorry I didn't realize you were a girl. I assumed you were a guy. I think it sounds like you are in pretty good shape already. Please ignore my previous posts!
     
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  14. Cameron

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    I think your advice is good regardless if I was a guy or girl. Thanks!
     
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    cameron

    great pic, keep doing what you are doing








    (don't lose any weight)
     
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  17. Feña14

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    Yeah, it really doesn't look like you need to lose weight.

    If you wanted to you could try lifting heavier to tone up a bit, if it's about looks. I know people who weigh 20lbs more than me, but look far leaner as they have more muscle mass, even though they are carrying more body fat.

    Girls tend to be tentative about filling out a bit with muscle, which is fair enough, the ones who do more weights than cardio speak of the benefits though. Tighter bum, thighs etc..
     
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  18. jhhachamp

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    Agreed, it's pretty clear that you should not be trying to lose any weight, it will most likely hurt your athletic abilities.
     
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