Is there any reason for me not to do cardio 6 days a week?

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  1. minus

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    Currently 5'11 255 gaining strength and trying to lean out. I am at 2200 to 2400 cal a day trying to get 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight.

    Strength training S T R
    Cardio SMTWRS

    I make sure I get my post workout shakes after doing cardio too. What do you guys think? Lean out then worry about cardio sacrificing mass? I'm doing everything I can to hold on to/gain muscle while burning fat.
     
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    How fat are you?
     
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    I think you need to eat more calories than that
     
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    its overkill. not to mention we dont know exactly what youre eating pre and post cardio and i dont see any bcaa's or supplementation around cardio...........protein is not enough. not to mention we dont know how fat you are, how fat your dad is, what your day job is, how small your penis is, etc.
     
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    How much cardio are we talking about here? How long have you been doing this? If you've been doing this for weeks and your strength is still going up, its probably fine.
     
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    I'm using BCAAS and post cardio I'm using the usual protein shake.
     
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    Reasonably fat.
     
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    30 min. I did 55 min yesterday. I just bumped it up to 5 days a week within the last 2 weeks I think everything should be ok.
     
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    those numbers should be based on a sedentary (no exercise) lifestyle, no?

    assuming that is the case, My suggestion would be: Keep doing what you are doing, but you will hit a wall. You will continue to lose weight, but when u hit the wall, you will notice that your strength levels off, and then starts to drop rapdily. When your strenght starts to drop, either up the calories and keep doing the cardio, stop the cardio, or find a balance between the two, little more calories and a little less cardio.

    This should keep you on the weight loss path, while staving off the muscle/strength loss road that runs parallel to it.

    i.e. if you are considerably over weight, you can have some noob dieting gains, cutting fat, while still getting stronger. but you will reach an intersection where this is no longer possible. Try to detect this as soon as possible, and then readjust to a plan that is aimed at minimizing muscle and strength loss.




    Does that sound right Timber? you're paid to train people, and to give advice. i'm just a guy who thinks he sometimes has good advice.
     
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    That was calculated for 5 days a week of activity.
     
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    thanks a lot TS i just took out 40 minutes of my studying time for cardio :o
     
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    Not a problem I do what I can.
     
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