Too much exercise?

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  1. HailStorm

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    New to F&N, "long"-time lurker.
    Currently, I commute to school by bike. Either as few as 7 miles or as many as 24 miles a day, 5 days a week. Will that have a large negative effect on my body if I also try to lift 2-3 days a week?
    18, male, 6'0", 175.
    Thanks!
     
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    It depends whether you're trying to lose weight or gain weight.
     
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    no

    even if most people think they are working out too hard, they aren't
     
  4. HailStorm

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    Okay, good.
     
  5. MaineSucks

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    what are your goals and what is your diet like?
     
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    Goals at this point are to gain muscle.
    It's slow, which is the way it should be.
    I'm on Christopher's routine--it worked for so many people, and I'm already seeing gains (third week on it).
    Diet...I'm not consistent with anything but breakfast. Breakfast consists of 6 egg whites/2 yolks, a cup of oatmeal with a banana, OJ and a multi.
    Lunch varies, depending on if I'm on campus or not. Usually a ham/swiss sandwich, an apple, and a whey shake.
    Snacking on peanuts throughout the day on campus days.
    Evening is usually some ground beef and frozen peas or corn.
    Dinner varies, depending on what's being made--Chili, pasta, homemade chinese food. Mom's trying to lose weight, too, so no "bad" food.
    And right before bed, a Muscle Milk shake.
    Is there a better way to measure out food, without a scale? Fitday is great when I eat things out of a can, but when I'm having ground beef...very hard to measure.
     
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    dont worry so much about measuring shit out if you are trying to put on muscle mass, just eat. Especially with the amount of biking you are doing. eat...eat.... eat some more... lift.... eat... eat.... sleep... wake up and eat.... go back to bed.... wake up.... eat

    you are doing a lot of cardio so eat to make up for it
     
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    Can do!
    Thanks all!
     
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    Try to eat clean!!!,, with all the cardio you do you should have the same amount of carbs as protien. Protein= your body weight in grams..
     
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    No problem eating clean. Carbs should equal protein? That's do-able too.
    I knew F&N would come through, thanks!
     
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    If hit a stop in growth add more carbs:)
     
  12. iceburgslim

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    I do not understand the question.
     
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    In 'simple' person terms: will the amount of biking he does each week have a negative effect on his goal of gaining weight and muscle
     
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    That, and, will biking daily give the muscles not enough time to recover when I'm doing Christopher's routine (squat monday, lunges wed, squat friday)? If so, what can I do about it (reducing biking isn't really an option, but squatting lighter would)?
     
  15. iceburgslim

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    It will impact it to the same extent that any other form of cardio would, imho. You shouldn't have problems making strength gains but putting on more weight will be tough. :dunno:
     
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    Alrighty, mostly I just don't want to be doing possible harm to myself.
    But, since it's no more bad than anything else cardio-wise, I'm golden. Thanks all!
     
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