Exercise doesn't really lose you weight because of the way we use calories. Cutting down on calories loses weight. When people exercise a lot, they get hungry and eat more.
Originally Posted by gopintos
I started back in March and made 1lb per week my goal. I count calories and make sure that I am at least 500 per day less than what my maintenance level would be. I saw a TV programme where a bloke did HIT cycle riding to bring insulin levels down. He did three 20 second flat out bursts with getting breath back between each. This was done twice or three times a week. I used my rowing machine to do the same ad my resting pulse went from about 60 down to just below 50 beats per minute now.
Four weeks or so ago, I started strength training as advocated in Body by Science. I have had to increase the weights or reps every session. This indicates to me that I am adding muscle.
My point is, I am losing weight and doing the strength training & HIT at the same time. By eating sort of primally, I am not hungry after a training session. Blimey! it only takes a few minutes. The total I do is perhaps 15 minutes a week. If I can do it, anyone can.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.