I’ve been rail think my whole life, so when I see the Berardi and Mejia book on a shelf I’m thinking “worth a shot” and pick up a copy. Ahhh answers! Rational information! Things are starting to make sense. (I have to eat HOW MUCH?? OMG!) My problem is that all of my normal recreational type activity is heavy cardio. (E.g. 4+ hours of MTB cycling a week, hiking, backpacking, etc. etc.)
So, I’m trying to put together a weight training program for the first time. However, all the info I’m reading seems to be focused towards people who’s only goal is strengh and weight gain. The universal opinion seems to be that heavy cardio workouts are going to prevent me from gaining weight.
So, without dialing way back on the things I normally do for fun am I just plain screwed for weight gain? I’m willing to accept the fact that I won’t see max gains without dialing way back, but I was hoping to find some people out here that could tell me what kind of trade off I can expect.