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    Lost weight and now no speed/power? Halp!

    Hey everyone, I'm a n00b so forgive me if my search didn't find this topic;

    I've been doing MA since the end of August and have had some great results in the way of weight loss (down 30+ pounds) and muscle building (still not a huge guy but getting definition and increase in mass), HOWEVER, over the last few weeks I've noticed that I'm getting gassed WAY quicker than I was before. This culminated in last night getting worn out (to the point of yawning) between regular "technique" class and sparring. I noticed I was out of rhythm and my strikes might as well have been slaps. I don't know what's happening. Even when practicing techniques in the air I can't seem to initiate the speed I had before. It's like there are weights tied to my arms and legs...

    My theories (please debunk as needed):
    1. Time of year; I'm thinking with the winter time I'm just in a funk and have no energy.
    2. Diet has consisted of <2000 calories on average/day for the last month or so combined with "reduced" carbs. I have attempted to start eating before class but this only helps slightly.
    3. Metabolism has slowed in reaction to decreased weight (fat people actually have quite a high metabolism contrary to popular belief)
    4. I broke me????

    If any of you have experienced periods like this please tell me how to rectify, if I have to just push through then I will I just want to make sure there isn't a way I can correct it fully so I can continue training at full bore.

    Thanks guys,
    -T :cachas:

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    How long has this been happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by where's me bike View Post
    How long has this been happening?
    I'd say it started about 4-5 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turrry View Post
    I'd say it started about 4-5 weeks ago.
    See I was opting for a bit of burnout/fatigue. but that seems a bit long.

    Go see a doctor.

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    I think you have confused speed of metabolism with basal metabolic rate. Fate people have a higher BMR as a result of having more bodymass which requires more calories to support, but many tend to have slow metabolisms due to poor eating habits and lifestyles. You can have a fast metabolism with a low BMR and a slow metabolism with a high BMR.

    Your diet sounds horrible for an active adult male. Less than 2000 calories in and of itself is enough to foster weight loss for a sedentary male, and then when you factor in being a combat athlete, you require a much higher amount of calories simply to meet your demands. It sounds as though you are in a state of starvation, especially when paired with low carbs.

    Eat more. Aim for 1lb of weight loss per week if you are still looking for fat loss.
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    I was afraid someone would say that Jacked. I'm pretty mind-f*cked right now about food...I need to eat healthier just more of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by where's me bike View Post
    See I was opting for a bit of burnout/fatigue. but that seems a bit long.

    Go see a doctor.
    See, that's what I thought too.

    What is REALLY messing with me is about 1/2 way through class I start uncontrollably yawning. Not only is it embarrassing but I'm having to find creative ways to cover it up so I don't insult the instructor...:5headache

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    Are you getting adequate rest?

    And yes, fix whatever is in your head about food. Get some form of therapy if you need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacked Frost View Post
    Are you getting adequate rest?

    And yes, fix whatever is in your head about food. Get some form of therapy if you need to.
    I'd say I average around 6-8 hours a night. I work a VERY sedentary job for 8-9 hours a day and I usually train between 4-6 hours a week in the dojo (not all of it is balls to the wall...I'd say about 1/2 is).

    the mind f*ck about food is a simple fix, I just have to push myself to eat the right KINDS of food and not fall into old (bad) habits.

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    Don't get 6-8. Get 8 or more. Once again, being an active male adult, you need your rest. 6 is less than adequate.
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