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Sports medicine A weight training term for the point above which an anabolic drug becomes ineffective in increasing muscle mass. See Anabolic steroids, Weight training.

Patient discussion about plateauing

Q. How can I kick start my weight loss again? I'm stuck at a weight loss plateau. I keep losing/gaining the same 3 pounds. How can I start losing weight again?

A. Try kick starting your workout routine with some different kinds of exercises. Change up some eating habits, do not starve yourself. Eat, but eat clean and healthy fruits, lean meats, nuts, etc.

Q. How can you get past a weight loss plateau? I have been steadily losing weight and am 19 lbs. lighter. However, over the past week, I have stopped losing. I haven't changed my diet. What do I need to do to get the weight loss started again?

A. to kick start your metabolic furnace, try and change things up on your body. Try modifying your diet. Try changing up your workout routine (and if you don't have a workout routine, add one). If you've been focusing on cardio workout regimens so far, then ignore the cardio for a while and hit the weights instead. Basically, do everything that you're not doing now. This will send your body the message that you mean business, and should get the ball rolling again. Also, you could try manipulating your diet somewhat. Try alternating your caloric intake - "low" and "high" days, to keep your body guessing.

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Hypothesis 4: Perceptions of job content plateauing will be associated with lower levels of organizational commitment.
Neither the specific relationships examined in the present study nor the broader topic of job content plateauing has been examined in research published from this data set.
78) and has been used in previous research on job content plateauing (e.
Because some researchers have found differences in plateauing and work attitudes as a function of employee gender, education level, and pay, these variables were controlled for in all regression models.
In Step 1, the beta weights associated with plateauing and role ambiguity were negative and significant for job satisfaction (see Table 2).
Although counter to our prediction, this finding may be a result of the stressful nature of plateauing (e.
Awareness of life plateauing results in change only if the pain of remaining on the plateau is greater than the fear of change, but when that decision is made, the process could be life-altering because it may involve major changes in identity, personal relationships, the level of commitment to a job, or a change of vocation.
Librarians are probably less prone to dissatisfaction with structural plateauing than persons working in the corporate sector, since their organizations are smaller, with fewer levels of administration; and because librarians are less concerned with wielding "authority/influence over others" (Bernstein & Leach, 1985, p.
Less drastic forms of restructuring the organization can also help overcome content plateauing, the other major type of career plateauing.
But since it is not always possible to restructure the organization to overcome the problem of structural and/or content plateauing, there are other solutions that can be applied by management and the individual.
Consider plateauing to be a concern that involves all departments in the entire organization, from the director to the intermediate supervisor to the employee.