running and losing weight question

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  1. LBSOHK

    LBSOHK do ya ?

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    So I got few extra pounds on me that I need to lose..
    I eat right , small portions , no junk food .. no soda , stopped drinking beer :wtc: ( biggest sacrifice for me )

    I run 3 miles per day + I play either basketball or soccer 2 - 3 times a week...

    Is that enough cardio to lose 20 pounds quickly , and what else can I do to do it faster :wavey:
     
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    Quickly? how quickly? current weight/height/bf%?

    we're gonna need some info
     
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    LBSOHK do ya ?

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    I dont mean quickly in one week , but I want to lose it as fast as possible...

    Im 6' , 205lbs dont know my body fat %... you wouldnt be able to tell im 205 by looking at me though...

    was 185 6 months ago , then I stoped going to the gym ..
     
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    start working out again, you'll lose more weight

    maybe try the trex/sesapure/gluc stack https://www.anafit.com/shop

    or try one of the fat burning kits :dunno:

    drink lots of water, too.
     
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    LBSOHK do ya ?

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    not really a fan of any fat burning substances..

    I want to start lifting again , just thought I'll lose some weight first.. my beer belly is killing me :hsd:
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    bad idea, i don't know why everyone has this mindset all the time :dunno:

    lifting weights is the best thing you can do for fat loss. supplement your weight training with SOME cardio, and most importantly proper diet.
     
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    cause I dont think I would see any results from doing crunches if I have a belly ... I dont know , I guess if I was in shape to begin with , I would see the results faster ..

    you said SOME cardio... is running 3 miles a day enough with the weight lifting ?
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    nobody said anything about crunches. weight training, using mainly heavy compound lifts.

    personally i think 21 miles a week is excessive. 30-40 minutes 4-5 days per week low intensity after weights, or even much shorter high intensity sessions should be fine, for some additional calorie expenditure and conditioning purposes.
     
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    :cool: thank you...

    what about crunches... any reason why I shouldnt do them 5days a week ?
     
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    They won't help you lose fat really, just build the abs underneath the fat, but it won't hurt to do them anyway.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    would you train your chest or your back 5 days a week? train your abs the same way as you would your other muscle groups.
     
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    Start lifting *now*

    Start tracking your calories, watch your protein, don't pig out on junk- you'll be fine.
     
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    I'm up to 30 :o

    and it's gonna keep going up! :run: :noes:
     
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    30 used to be a light week for me... :run:
     
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    When were you an endurance weenie? :wiggle:
     
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    Yup, I saw the light and changed my ways. You should too!! I used to really enjoy going for a long cross country run on the trails back home but its lost its luster.
     
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    See, I'm doing the distance running stuff now because really heavy lifting lost it's luster :rofl: Did that for 3 years and just needed a change. I still lift, but my main focus is the running for now.
     
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    got ya...


    but strength sports >>>>> enduro sports
     
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    I disagree. :hsd:

    I ran over 110 miles this month (took a whole week off, so 110 over 3 weeks) and rode >900 miles. Lifted 19 days this month, too.
     
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