Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes: '11 Cannondale SuperSix Dura-Ace
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Originally Posted by REDBEARD_WS
Soo since i'm a newb i'll give some back story. January 2011 i went to doc...weighed in at 410lbs.
and my blood sugar was rocketed. So ok fatty time to drop weight so i went full keto and dropped 75lbs by july *woot* than kinda slipped off the diet path for a month. Jumped onto a modifiedversion of the diet and started to do lifting at gym...welp the holidays were hard on me diet wise but i have progressively been lifting alot and building muscle. Well i restarted diet (cyclical keto diet) and added some stationary biking to the mix.....well as of a week ago i bought a bike and have been getting into riding around and am averaging 10-14mph14mph for 3-6a miles a day. So i have been trying to better health but scale keeps climbing. I'm now at 365 from 335...its sooo damn frustrating. So i come to you my new found(hopefully) friends. Do ya think the weight gain is muscle, should I be setting any certain goals on the bike. Have ya noticed increased weightgain/loss when you started cycling. Sorry i know i just dumped a ton of info on ya. Any info would be helpful thanx in advance.
I've been lifting since October and during that first month I put on about 10lbs of muscle, and maybe 2lbs a month after that. So, a portion of that weight gain was probably the "newb gains" and the other potion was the transition out of the Atkins diet.
As far as cycling goes, well, it definatley aids in weight loss. Noticeable gains from cycling? No. I mean you do improve your endurance and cardio, but cycling is not the way to build muscle. I can be done, but it's not near as efficient as gaining muscle through the gym.