started with a personal trainer. great program so far, really good results weight-loss-wise, but one fly in the ointment:
he wants me to give up bike commuting.
I normally do 26m RT, about 2 hours total in nice weather and 2.5 in the winter. 5k miles last year
he says that there are two main reasons
1) my body has gotten "used to it" and so it doesn't deliver as much benefit as it used to
2) it's pretty much a legs-only exercise and is "moderate" exercise compared to jumping on a treadmill
well, he is OK if I do cycling in short, energetic bursts of 20-30m, but not the 2-2.5 hours.
I think he may have a point, because I certainly can't go all-out the whole time. I push pretty hard on the way into work but take a more leisurely pace on the way home. so it is not as intense as doing something in short bursts, but hardly a cakewalk. still, I thought moderate-intensity exercise was good for weight loss?