View Full Version : Has my body adapted to cardio??

04-05-2004, 01:32 PM
I run 5k everyday (~22 mins so quite intense), cept when doing squats (so thats 5 or 6 days a week)

I also cycle around 40/60 miles a week commuting

Thing is this last 15 days my bodyfat has GONE UP 2.2lbs.... I eat sensibly i thought, always combining carbs with protein, not eating carbs after 8pm etc... This fat gaining thing is becoming extremely frustrating as i work so hard to keep it off, and now im at 12.5%BF even with dedicating so much time & sweat running and not being able to eat tasty food

So does anyone know what is happening

04-05-2004, 03:23 PM
Are you counting calories? Not counting calories and relying on cardio for weight loss will get you nowhere. I've tried it before and it got me nowhere.

The way I look at it is, you can either
1. Kill yourself do cardio everyday and try to eat right and you'll probably lose "some" fat
2. Count your calories, and rely on that for weight loss, and do the cardio and weight-training as an added bonus to help you lose fat

Option 2 seems much better.