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Inconsistent Results
Inconsistent Results
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10/31/12 6:15 PM
Hi there,

I have been participating in the P90X program, and currently in my third week. I have always had this problem with when working out some days I am feeling strong, and look muscular and ripped. Then other days, I feel super weak and I can look in the mirror and it looks as if I have not been working out for months. I especially find this to be true on the same day of my shoulder workout, but then the next day after, I am feeling strong and looking more muscular again. I bring it extra hard to all my workouts, so I must be missing something? I am wondering if this is due to not eating enough after an intense workout and that my body muscles are not recovering properly? How do I keep the same strength and physique on a consistent basis?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Andrew
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RE: Inconsistent Results
11/1/12 1:59 PM as a reply to Hollandez11.
Without seeing the diet it is hard to say but it sounds like a food thing, perhaps not eating enough or not eating the right kinds of food. Remember food at the end of the day is fuel and you are only going to get out of your body what you put into it so if you don't eat enough the day before you won't have the fuel for the workouts the next day or if you spend the day eating poorly than you are going to be fueled poorly. Remember exercise is only the spark of fitness the food is what causes the inferno.

Justin
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RE: Inconsistent Results
11/5/12 3:19 PM as a reply to Hollandez11.
Your results and your workouts with ebb and flow. It is the natural cycle of working out. Think about a professional athlete -- they train hard almost everyday. Do you think they succeed in every workout? No way! Some workouts are ok, some workouts are terrible, and other workouts are awesome. The same goes with your body. You just have to stay consistent.

It's great that you're so in tune with your body that you notice these things. Keep a journal of the foods you eat, your moods, the way you look, how your workouts are -- and you'll begin to see trends.

But my advice would be to listen to your body, but don't be overly critical. Workouts will always go up and down -- it's natural. Just keep pushing play and those ups and downs will get smaller as time goes on.
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RE: Inconsistent Results
11/5/12 11:33 PM as a reply to Hollandez11.
I'm glad you asked this question. I notice this with my workout also, and my workouts usually suffer when I don't eat efficiently. Thanks for the response Colette. =]
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RE: Inconsistent Results
11/6/12 12:39 AM as a reply to Hollandez11.
Hi Andrew!
Have you given any thought to adding creatine or whey protein to your workouts? That may be the extra boost you're looking for to add muscle mass. Also, you might want to add a day or two of the week where you do something different, sorta shock your body by surprising it with a new activity. You may be hitting an early plateau. Hope that helps!!
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RE: Inconsistent Results
11/24/12 2:34 PM as a reply to Hollandez11.
You def. need to eat a good meal containing quality protein after you work out. Some people even like to have a little whey protein before they work out. This ensures your body is properly fueled with amino acids during your workout. As far as how you look on a day to day basis, that all fluctuates with how much water your body is holding, what you've eaten that day, etc. Alot of it is a mind game because you see yourself everyday and it's hard to be objective when evaluating yourself.
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