Am i doing more bad then good???

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  1. S10XtremeNLow

    S10XtremeNLow Active Member

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    I usually run/jog a mile every night and after that i lift weights, i do this 5 days a week mon-fri.... Am i doing more bad then good, doing both? I want to loose weight rapidly, as well as gain muscle.
     
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    You might want to give a background of your height/weight and routine.
    It's the general consensus that cardio should be done on off days or after lifting. Losing weight rapidly and gaining muscle at the same time is tough to do. Judging by the fact you state you want to lose weight rapidly, realistically your goal should be losing fat with minimal muscle loss. After the fat is gone, then start a heavier lifting routine.
     
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    a mile isn't that much. you should be fine imo.
     
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    i'm 6'3" started at 350, i'm down to 295 now, diet is little to no carbs, with small portions of protein and vegetable. I sometimes have 1 piece of toast a day. I just wanna maximize everything.
     
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    You probably wont gain to much muscle while losing weight, but at your weight you could. You can however get stronger and learn the basics so when you do get down to your ideal weight you will advance faster. Plus it never hurts to burn those extra calories lifting, but I would run after lifting.
     
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    should i continue to do it 5 days a week? and do them both on the same night?
     
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    you're saying you just have one piece of toast and that's all you eat that day?
     
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    good job b :bigthumb:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    no, he was just talking about carbs
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    Starving yourself is not a good way to go about losing weight. :dunno:

    Oh, just carbs. :uh: :o
     
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    You probably want to estimate how many calories you're eating vs how many you're using and make sure the difference isn't too great. Your body doesn't like to think its starving. If the difference is too great you'll lose muscle and fat. If you keep the difference reasonable you should be able to at least maintain your muscle while you shed fat.

    Don't be afraid of carbs either. With all the excercise you're getting they probably won't turn to fat. Carbs have been vilified lately, but I can tell you I'm getting 45% of my calories from carbs and still losing weight. In fact, I recently upped my carb intake (at the expense of fat) and I have more energy now.

    Lastly, go ahead and run after you work out. You can use up the glycogen stores in your muscles while you lift, and then when you run your body will be forced to use more fat for energy.

    But hey, you've already lost 50 lbs. You must be doing things pretty well.
     
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    thanks "c"

    when is the best time to work out? I usually do it after dinner, but this morning i did it when i first woke up (after my piece of bread), and it felt pretty good, but it didn't feel like i was burning anything of, which is the main reason i'm doing it to burn more calories
     
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    gah...low carb

    how long have you been doing it for? have u had a body mass analysis?
     
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    been doing the low carb diet for about 1-2 months
     
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    S10XtremeNLow Active Member

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    when is the best time to work out? i've been usually doing it at night, but i've been told its better to do it in the morning/day
     
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    probably when you would have the most energy.

    realisticly though, the best time to work out is the best time for your schedule. guys here work out first thing in the morning to last thing before bed. make sure you pick a time you can stick to, and never miss. you can do anything you want with two things: dedication and knowledge.
     
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    holy shit, do u work?
     
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    what is better for losing weight, running for about an hour with a heartrate at about 130 or runninng for like 30 minutes with a heartrate of 170?
     
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    I think higher intensity cardio burns fat quicker but I could be completely wrong. :hs:
     
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    lol, i think he meant he workouts 6 hours from the time he runs, not ' for 6 hours' after he runs.
     
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    it depends on your cardiovascular fitness. calories burn in different stages. fat is burned at the end, usually beyond 30 minutes. you burn calories by using up required energy. Too many people jump into cardio thinking it's the best way to lose fat when walking is more efficient because your body uses up stored energy instead of relying on your joints and heart to do the work.
     
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