Re: Work-outs that don't make ya drop weight?
Originally Posted by cyan
Do you know how much your fat percentage is?
Now, the reason why you lose weight is because you're doing cardio. You should be doing weight / strength exercises. You'll gain muscle (pounds) and drop fat percentage.
There should be plenty of those kinds of machines in a gym though. Go get em!
Exactly...you need to continue your cardio workout, but introduce some weight training in there too (and get in the pool if you can, too). You might see a small drop in weight initially, but as you build your muscle, you'll stop losing, and will likely see a gain, as muscle weighs more than fat. Keep in mind that adding more lean muscle causes your body to burn more fat, as well, so you need to consume enough calories. If you don't want to lose weight, make sure you're consuming approximately the same amount of calories as you're burning each day. There are a few websites out there than can help you figure out about how many calories you're burning. It's not going to be exact, but it'll be a good place to start.
Keep your diet full of healthy fats and proteins, lots of greens and fruits, and TONS of water. Also, make sure that you've got enough energy before your workout. You don't want to do any damage to your muscles, or the rest of your body. Something like a banana and peanut butter is good. It's small, so you won't feel sick, the banana will give you the initial surge of energy from the natural sugars, and the peanut butter will keep your energy up, and keep you feeling full, because it's a slower, longer burn than the banana. Make sure you've got a big water bottle with you, and stay hydrated throughout the workout (I see too many people working out for an hour or more with a little tiny 8oz bottle of water...that's not enough). GL, hun, and I HTH a little.