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What To Do When You Plateau In Weight Loss And Muscle Building

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How to break a plateau in weight lifting

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we answer a viewer question about what to do when you plateau in weight loss and muscle building.

This is another episode from our #WayBackWednesday series, where we highlight the best questions from previous episodes of our #AskLiveLeanTV Q&A show.

This question is from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 004.

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Here’s today’s viewer question:

@FemkePointl on Twitter asks: what to do when you plateau in weight loss and muscle building?

The short answer is you have to change things up.

In other words, it comes down to is this.

Change what you are doing, if you need to see a change in what you’re seeing.

If you’ve been doing the same workout for a long time, then obviously you are going to eventually plateau.

How To Break Through Any Fat Loss Plateau 

That’s just the way the human body works.

You continue to see improvements, until you hit a certain point when the same workout doesn’t get you any further.

You have to change the training modality

This could mean following a workout with:

  • higher or lower reps
  • more or less rest periods
  • higher or lower weight and intensity
How To Workout Smarter For Your Goals

There are so many training variables that can be changed in your workouts to break through plateaus.

If you’ve completed any of our Live Lean workout programs, you would see that we have different phases on purpose.

We design our programs with the intention of helping you avoid weight loss and muscle building plateaus.

Typically our training programs do not contain phases that include the same workout modalities for longer than 4-6 weeks.

A good example of this is our Live Lean Afterburn 2.0 program.

Live Lean Afterburn 2.0

In this 6 week body recomposition program, the training style changes every single workout.

So when it comes to your workouts, that’s how you get through a plateau.

How to break a plateau with your nutrition

When it comes to breaking a plateau with your nutrition, it’s kind of the same thing.

For example, if you consistently follow a low calorie diet for a long time, your body is eventually going to adapt, stop what it’s doing, and plateau.

calorie calculator

If this happens, that is when you have to give it a kick start by adding in more calories.

On occasion, you can also change up the types of foods you’re eating since your body may get used to the same things, over and over again.

Bottom line: what to do when you plateau in weight loss and muscle building

Ultimately plateaus occur because a lot of people simply get stuck in their ways.

In other words, day in, day out, they stay in their comfort zone by continuously eating the same and training the same.

So try switching things up.

If you usually workout in the morning, try working out at night.

This simple change in routine may stir things up enough for you.

Also, if you need new workout programs to follow that are constantly changing, our Team Live Lean is the perfect fit for you.

Team Live Lean

Your entire year of workouts are already planned, and all come from the same source.

This mean you do not have to waste your time finding a new program to follow every 4-6 weeks.

As a Team Live Lean member, every month you’ll get a new 30 day workout program designed to get you lean and strong.

Those workout plans are great and help us get the exact results that you see.

Here’s another limited time, plateau busting option for you.

Lets talk about group coaching.

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As mentioned, one of the best things to do, to break through any muscle building or weight loss plateau, is to follow a program.

However, to supercharge your results, it’s also important to follow along with other people, who are going through the same program with you.

By doing this, it will help keep you accountable and motivated throughout the 42 day program.

Also having access to a coach is a game changer.

A coach can help you break your plateau in weight loss and muscle building:

  • get more out of your workouts
  • teach you how to do the exercises properly
  • share meal ideas
  • and so much more

If that sounds good to you, I’m putting together a small group coaching program where I’ll coach you and a group of like minded trainees, through 42 days of muscle building workouts.

This will help you break through your muscle building plateaus.

Break Muscle Building Plateaus

I’m only accepting a small number of qualified trainees, who are a good fit.

So here is a link to apply.

Let’s go people!


Start by taking our FREE Live Lean Body Quiz to get access to the best program specific to your goals, current fitness level, and access to equipment.

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Question For You:

  • What have you done in the past to break through your plateau in weight loss or muscle building?

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