samklr wrote:Hello everyone.
I have been training for two and half months now, rowing four times every week. Mostly doing long session of 5k-7k, either non stop, or using intervals of 1k or 500 meters.
So far my splits are improving, went from 2:30 (I 'm a beginner) to 1:49 this week. And Doing 5k in 22 minutes using intervals.
I also do a lot of strength training, like 45 min twice a week, and I'm clearly seeing the results, as my body is changing, and my clothes have clearly become too loose for me. I went from being tight in XL shirts, to being loose in L sized shirts.
But, stepping on the scale is depressing, I was 113 Kg for 1,80m height to 109.5 Kg this morning.
What am I missing here? Is building muscle keeping me on this high weight? Should I do more cardio, and more rowing?
Thanks for your input.
What am I missing here?
Ombrax wrote:I bet if you had something like a Tanita scale (or other similar device) that could tell you your % body fat you would find that it's been decreasing steadily.
Weight by itself is meaningless. For example, I'd much rather be 220 lbs of muscle than 180 lbs of fat. (right now I'm neither)
samklr wrote:Thanks. I have one of those, the body cardio from Withings. Not sure how accurate it is. I don't buy their metrics, they're easily fooled. Nevertheless, a few weeks ago I used to be 38% body fat, and this morning I was 31%. As far I'm concerned it's nothing more of an indication, but it points in the right direction so far
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