So I was just given a new workout plan...

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  1. myndLess

    myndLess New Member

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    Someone I know gave me a copy of the workout plan he was given by his personal trainer. It involves 3 days at about 1 1/2 hours a day. Currently, I do this, but I spend about 1 hour of it doing cardio, then half an hour doing weights (only the main muscle groups). This new plan recommends 15-20 minutes of higher intensity cardio per day, and the rest of the time doing weights.

    Now I really know nothing about working out, but one thing I do know is that the more cardio you do, the more calories you burn. Since I first and foremost want to lose weight, should I be cutting down my cardio so significantly?
     
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    Lift more, Cardio less.
     
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    Lifting still promotes weight loss
     
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    /ducks out of way from the sticky police.....

    At the top of the forum, there are a couple of Stickies that will help you tremendously.

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  5. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Well you're still not saying a lot about the actual routine, just the breakdown between lifting and cardio.
     
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    Well I trust that the weight routine is pretty thorough (in other words, I don't feel like typing it all out ;)) but I am mainly concerned about the vast reduction in cardio. But if the weight training will be just as beneficial as the cardio, I guess I won't question it. :dunno:
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I don't trust the weight routine because most personal trainers are idiots. You also havn't said what your goals are, so I don't know if you could benefit from more cardio or not.
     
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    HIIT > * for cardio
     
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    First and foremost, I am aiming at losing weight. I'm about 185 right now, and wouldn't mind getting down to around 170.
    In terms of muscle, I am not looking to get big, just to lose flab overall. I doubt I'll be able to pull off any serious muscle definition, especially with my limited schedule (I've only got about 1 1/2 hours, 3 times a week to spare for working out), but I'd like to tone as much as I can.

    I can post the workout plan my friend sent me if you guys like. I'm still trying to understand it myself... lol
     
  10. y0gfx

    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    Yes we would like it. People asked multiple times for it...
     
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    OK, here it is:

     
  12. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Only 1 or 2 sets of everything seems really odd, unless your trainer is an HIT monkey.
     
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    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    I'd say take off the decline bench press, up your sets to maybe 3 or 4 sets of 8-12 reps. And then maybe add some deadlifts somewhere on your back day...

    And question, would it be better to hit all 3 heads of one's deltoids on the same day? I haven't really seen them split apart like that before.
     
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