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I'm following the Morris plan and am in my 3-4 week of hypertrophy. This is my second year really following it. I race at 160 pounds (6 ft 1 in) and even 158 on occasion. In the off-season I hit 178 which is where I am now as I was last year at this time. I have observed that during this hard weight training my appetite is voracious, but not all the time. I have days like yesterday that I just can't stop eating all day long. I'm not too focused on the weight since it seems to shed easily during the intervals to come. I'm wondering if anybody else notices this appetite surge on the Morris plan or just the off-season and does anyone else experience 20 pound weight fluctuations?
 

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I'm not on the Morris plan, my coach pretty much follow's Freil's plan. However during my three base period's I have been spending a good bit of time at the gym. It seems like I am always hungry. I have gained some weight and even asked my coach if it was normal. He told me not to worry about it until I had gained 9 pounds, the most I had gained was about 7 pounds. I had went from 170 pounds to 177 (I'm 5' 10"). I have started to pay a little more attention to what I am eating lately and managed to get my weight back down to 175. I'm hoping to stay about this weight until late February, then Ihope to get down to around 165 by mid April.
 

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Don't worry too much about being hungry during hypertrophy, lifting is hard work! You might consider trying to watch your weight a bit before training starts so you're not up by 20 lbs, but if you can take it off, you're probably ok.
 

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I'm following the Morris plan and am in my 3-4 week of hypertrophy. This is my second year really following it. I race at 160 pounds (6 ft 1 in) and even 158 on occasion. In the off-season I hit 178 which is where I am now as I was last year at this time. I have observed that during this hard weight training my appetite is voracious, but not all the time. I have days like yesterday that I just can't stop eating all day long. I'm not too focused on the weight since it seems to shed easily during the intervals to come. I'm wondering if anybody else notices this appetite surge on the Morris plan or just the off-season and does anyone else experience 20 pound weight fluctuations?
I was 130lbs in August.
I am 137-139 right now. Most of it seems to be in muscle as usually I can tell in my face if I'm getting portly. Some pudginess coming into the face otherwise a lean mean fighting machine.

This year trying out a 2wks Hyp/2wks strength -->redo max-->repeat 2wks hyp/2wks strength.

I stopped upper body lifting though during this last week of the 2nd round of hypetrophy just because of that stigma of weight gain.

Also am hungry a lot. I predict once the last strengh phase and the power phases start where I'll be riding some more and into the endurance phase that it will come down 1-2 pounds a week.
 

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I gain lots

Last season after my last race i weighed close to 160...now i'm just starting up training again(i take some time off) and i weighed about 186 this morning. But i've been gorging and killing my fitness for about 2 1/2 months so...i'm definately regreting it now. But i figure if you can get the weight off, and your not adverseley affected, why not eat
 

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the upshot of all this is that it is expensive. I have to have 2 sets of pants. 32 for the summer and 33 for the winter. i think my weight has peaked and i am starting to fall now. 173. This is my last power week and I have started some 15 sec sprints. I have added 2hr rides on weekends and the endurance stuff starts next week. Our race schedule for the mid-atlantic was posted and looks great. Unfortunately my wife saw all the races and started giving me grief. We have a 4 yr old, a 3 yr old and a new baby coming this spring.
 

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that's the problem

ah, so it's actually just sympathy weight. training and racing with young kids, a wife, a house, a job... we need our own category.

the last couple of years I only but on 5 lbs in winter, but this year I put on 7 or 8 by not watching my diet. now i am putting in some miles and watching what I eat more. I live in a cold local, so I think it is also natures way of making sure we all stay warm. the weight usually comes off best when it is warmer out.
 

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Anarchy_Biker said:
Last season after my last race i weighed close to 160...now i'm just starting up training again(i take some time off) and i weighed about 186 this morning. But i've been gorging and killing my fitness for about 2 1/2 months so...i'm definately regreting it now. But i figure if you can get the weight off, and your not adverseley affected, why not eat
dude didnt i read in a recent post of yours that youre only 15?? 26 pounds is a pretty big gain for a 15-year-old
 
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