Is there any reason NOT to do my cardio every day?

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  1. grue

    grue New Member

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    I've found the perfect machine at the gym, it's a bike with more of a proper chair to it so I don't get really uncomfortable after 5 minutes like a normal exercise bike. So is there any reason NOT to spend half an hour on it every day going fairly hard (I start at about 400cal/hr and finish at the 2,000cal/hr resistance&rate combo), and still continue to lift every other day? :dunno:

    More concerned with losing fat than building muscle, in terms of goals.
     
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    if you're trying to build mass you have to be careful with your cardio. make sure you're consuming enough calories, plus try to keep cardio away from lifting as much as possible so you'll have the energy you need and recovery time you need when lifting.

    if you are cutting you should still make sure you're eating enough calories so that you don't have too large of a deficit or you'll be dead tired and have no energy. i for one have cut fine without doing cardio everyday, cardio alone won't make up for a lousy diet.

    cliffs: if you're concerned about your muscle mass i would limit your cardio to something besides everyday. don't ever do your cardio right before or after lifting if you can avoid it.
     
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    I'm currently living off of chicken breasts, corn, rice, broccoli, a bit of cheese, and the occasional pasta :hs: Oh, and bananas and oranges.
     
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    As long as you're taking at least one complete rest day a week, if you're not concerned with putting on scads of muscle half an hour on the recumbent bike won't hurt you.
     
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    Thanks for your exceedingly helpful input.
     
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    I realize that you're not saying you're going for 1 hr. @ 2,000 cal/hr, but if you could generate that many watts, you'd be an elite cyclist.

    I think the bike is telling you you've burnt more calories that you really are.
     
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    I only hold the peak rate for about 2 minutes at the very end, I'm building up. I'm not exactly the average occasional gym guy in terms of leg power and endurance, I just finished up 4 years of college soccer, and I also play hockey.
     
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    For 2 minutes, sure, you can generate that kind of power.

    Good luck with your lifting/cardio efforts.
     
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    You are fine doing cardio everyday
     
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