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07-15-2009, 05:37 PM
So i've been reading about what to do in order to lose body fat over gaining muscle.
I guess with the routine that I had before, I only had 3 days of cardio and had 3 days of lifting weights (with high reps).
Should i incorporate more cardio and less weight lifting in order to lose more weight?
I want to lose weight before actually adding to my muscle mass. Would that work out?
Maybe start having cardio 4-5 a week and lift weights less.
PLEASE HELP!.. THANK YOU
07-15-2009, 09:33 PM
you can cut calories or do more cardio, just make sure that you get enough protein that you wont lose muscle along with fat
and i probably wouldnt do less weight lifting, you can gain muslce while losing fat. lifting will actually help you lose weight.. muslces use more calories, so youll burn more throughout the day.
07-16-2009, 04:52 AM
Don't do less weights, unless you want to lose muscle instead of fat. I would stick with heavy lifting and do a couple days of HIIT and a couple days of longer, low intensity cardio and make sure your diet is in check..diet is going to be the biggest key to losing fat
07-16-2009, 04:55 AM
yes, keep lifting heavy to signal the body to preserve the muscle
07-16-2009, 05:03 AM
"Don't do less weights, unless you want to lose muscle instead of fat. I would stick with heavy lifting and do a couple days of HIIT and a couple days of longer, low intensity cardio and make sure your diet is in check..diet is going to be the biggest key to losing fat"
I agree totally with this! I really cleaned up my diet (although still having a hard time fitting in more than 3 small meals a day-got to get better about that), and went up to at least 5 days of HIIT cardio, plus three days of heavy weights, and the fat is melting off.
Previously I had been doing the 3 days cardio, 3 days weights and not being very disciplined with diet, and was basically just maintaining (plateaued). DIET IS EVERYTHING! actually, its all important, but without clean eating, not much will happen.
07-16-2009, 05:37 AM
It's diet, lifting, and cardio. In that order. If you aren't losing fat lifting 3x week and doing a couple of days of cardio, then your diet is off.
BTW, high reps does not equal more calories burned.