Will cardio kill your muscles as well as not eating like a monster??

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  1. Zee916

    Zee916 Engineering the world.......

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    Hey guys,

    I do alot of cardo. 5-7 miles running a day and sometime machines and whatnot.......

    I burn easily 600-800 calories per day, sometimes more. I do daily workouts but after reading some posts, I'm concerned that my muscle growth will not come as I want it with my diet and cardio scheme....

    I do eat healthy. Lots of protein, low carbs, high fiber, but I really do not eat a ton everyday. I would think most days I get around 1800 calories or so maybe less.

    Is there something else I can be doing to help keep my muscle build up? I take protein shake after every workout but no creatine or cell mass or what not.

    Thanks, Zach
     
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    eat more food. 1800 seems very little even for just maintance.
     
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    EAT EAT EAT. THEN EAT SOME MORE. THEN THROW IT UP AND THEN EAT THAT AND EAT SOME MORE AFTER THAT.

    How can you expect to grow if you want to starve yourself?
     
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    I have a shit ass metabolism......

    I will gain weight in fat if I don't eat right hence my dillemma, and I don't have the time to gain and then cut.
     
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    do you lift weights?
     
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    Yes everyday. I'm not looking to be a body builder, but since I'm not in there doing guge weight either, I don't want the cardio to kill my muscle gain. Maybe I'm making no sense.

    I just see some of yalls diets and think there is no way in hell I could eat that much and keep my body where I want it to be.
     
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    I think you're a pussy.
     
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    You're not making any sense.
     
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    What I do...

    Eat ~2800-3000 calories a day. Lift heavy 3-4x a week, run 2 miles 2-3x a week.
     
  12. evolude

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    stop it!! you might get some progress :squint:
     
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    I know, seriously. That would suck.

    (fyi, bench has gone up by 50lbs, deads by 30ish, and front squats by 20ish since october :bowdown: - i don't know how long those numbers will keep going up now that i'm running again...i guess i need to eat more)
     
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    what are you repping on those lifts?
     
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    My workouts are kind of weird now, I don't actually have a regular routine. But I generally do 5x5 or 10-12 rep range for 3-4 sets for bench.

    With deads, I usually go heavy and with squats I tend to go light with more reps per set.
     
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    actual weights... my friend wants to know... he's just starting out
     
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    Oh, haha, my bad.

    Flat Bench, 185lbs for 5x5 on my last set.
    Deads, 275-300lbs (depending on how good I'm feeling) for 5x5 on my last set
    Front squats, 135-155lbs for 3x10
     
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    You trying to get him to feel better about his numbers by showing him mine? :wtc:
     
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    1800 calories a day? Is that a joke?
     
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    im eating like 5,000 calories a day :dunno:
     
  22. evolude

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    he's about the same as you but he weighs around 235... his goal is to loose weight but it went up while he was lifting so he's gonna drop lifting all together and restrict his diet and up the cardio :dunno:
     
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    Why drop the weights? Maybe reduce the total amount, but I would imagine lifting would help in the weight loss department and probably be good in the long-term.
     
  24. evolude

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    trust me, i tried to tell him
     
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    I mean, I dropped from ~200lb (all fat) to ~140lb (no muscle) in 3 months without lifting weights, but I was weak as hell when I finally did start, and I GREATLY regretted not lifting to begin with.

    Tell him he'll regret it later if he doesn't start now.

    I fluctuate between 160-170lbs nowadays.
     
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