Hi, I’m currently 5′ 9″ 150 pounds and 40% body fat (measured by dexa) – female.
I’m down 55 pounds (I was 205), eating well, doing weight training 2 times a week, pilates 1 time a week and cardio about 5 times a week.
I’m loving my results and feel really good. My trainer thinks I should cut back on cardio,because the 2 days I train with her I do 1 hour easy cardio before and after our workouts. I find the cardio easy and enjoyable, and I’m getting results.
It’s easier for me to get the cardio done the days I weight train. I understand there are benefits to shorter, more intense cardio. Why should i change what I’m doing? I’m getting results, I’m getting stronger. I figure I’ll change things up when I stop getting results.
What do you think? ~ Jenn
I’m reminded of the old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Too often we humans ask the wrong questions. For example, “what’s the best way to lose fat as quickly as possible?” is the wrong question to ask. The reason it’s a bad question is because over 99% of people simply could not or would not actually do what it takes to lose fat as quickly as possible.
Your question, Jenn, is a very good one…and it’s the kind of question people should be asking. It’s a good question because it takes into account what one enjoys doing and is willing to do. It’s also good because it acknowledges that while a method may not be the single most efficient way, it obviously has merit if it is producing results.
Now let me tell ya what I think… ;) [Read more...]