I dont know if its counter productive at all. I lost 19 pounds (181 -> 162) in the last 5 months and feel alot better about myself, but I dont want to be skinny-fat so i started doing kettlebell/body weight exercises like pushup/squats/lunges/etc But i figure the best way to put on some pounds is by lifting some weights which i've been doing. I'm pretty much following arnolds work out posted in the FAQ for overenthuastic noobs and things have been going pretty well, but i also want to increase my cardio and the best way to do that is running. But if i'm trying to eat right and increase my protiens would i end up losing muscle if i run? is there a healthy balance of the 2? My original goal was to maybe add 12 pounds in 3 months and then start cutting in April, but i dont want to suck at running in April. Also my goal in running is to be able to run 1 mile in 6 minutes.