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plateauing

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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In effect, role ambiguity may moderate or buffer the negative relationship typically found between job content plateauing and work attitudes.
Hypothesis 1: Perceptions of job content plateauing will be associated with lower levels of job satisfaction.
Hypothesis 2: Perceptions of job content plateauing will be associated with lower levels of organizational commitment.
Hypothesis 3: Perceptions of job content plateauing will be associated with lower levels of job satisfaction.
Hypothesis 4: Perceptions of job content plateauing will be associated with lower levels of organizational commitment.
Plateauing is not an easy concept to define because it impacts all major areas of life and the effects are strongly intertwined.
A second type of plateauing which usually occurs in conjunction with structural plateauing is content plateauing.
The third type of plateauing is life plateauing; which is seldom discussed in the periodical literature because most of the articles are focused solely on career-based plateauing as represented by structural and content plateauing.
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.
Plateauing need not eliminate the possibility of personal growth.
Learn to recognize the signals of a plateauing problem and to select the appropriate remedial response.
Hank Karp is a consultant specializing in seminars on career plateauing and employee empowerment.