Separating cardio workout days from lifting days

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  1. shaitaan

    shaitaan New Member

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    Good idea? or bad idea?

    i've heard both :hs:

    usually i did 35 min of weights, and then 30 min of cardio on the same day

    this week im trying weights only monday, 45 -50 min cardio tuesday, weights again wed. , etc
     
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    what are you trying to do?

    iblosefatandgainmuscle
     
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    :mamoru: YES :eek3:


    actually no, im trying to lose the tire around my stomach without compromising whatever muscle mass i already have.

    so; i'm trying to lean down.
     
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    alternate days
     
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    I do one day all cardio, one day lifting. But I usually start off my lifting by walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes.
     
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    :werd: you should always warm up and stretch even before weight lifting
     
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    I do cardio and lifting on the same day. Cardio in morning weight in afternoon.
     
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    ^^
     
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    I do cardio as warm-up to my lifting. 10 minutes on treadmill (lower body days) or elliptical (upper body days).
     
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    10 minutes isn't really cardio. Warm up, sure. Cardio, no.
     
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    It's a fairly intense "warm-up" i definitely get my heart rate way up. I do normal cardio on my non-lifting days...sat. and sun.
     
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    i do 20 minute cardio.

    and wahts wrong with losefatgainmuscle?

    is it unpossible or something?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    No its not impossible. In fact its very possible if you know what you're doing.
     
  15. 35 minutes of lifting isnt very much
     
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    i lift in the morning and do cardio after work.
     
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    just hit an hour and a half of the weights..and did 45 min on the treadmill last night


    someone at the gym told me it wouldnt make much of a difference, seeing how im diong cardio LESS frequently now :dunno:
     
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    bingo

    same here. I haven't lost much "weight" but i can tell everything is falling into place slowly.
     
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    It's not efficient or optimal.
     
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    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    so what would you recommend if you're overweight, and want a lean muscular body?
     
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    A simple routine (5x5, Max-OT) with a emphasis on diet and cardio and plenty of flames from the powerlifting forum members.
     
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    Right now, i'm on "the abs diet" from mens health which seems to be working well. I'm on the routine that christopers posted, and on tues, thurs, sat i'm doing 20 minutes of cardio and abs.

    would you say this is a step in the right direction? I'm pretty sure i'm busting my ass in the gym too.
     
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    Definately.. especially if you are losing around 1lb per week, getting around 1g-2g of protein per lb of bodyweight, and getting results that you can see, feel, and measure. The long term goal you posted above is actually alot easier to obtain than most people realize.
     
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    :coold:
     
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