When I first started trying to lose weight I was able to successfully do 2 hours of cardio a day for a week which resulted in 4 lbs of weight loss. However I'm not quite sure how accurate my weigh-ins are due to the amount of water I drink in a day (Around 5 liters). However there was significant weight loss.
I decided to cut all the junk food out of my diet and focus on low fat/low sugar foods. I also began taking hydroxycut. I was never starving myself when I was dieting/cardio/lifting however I'd sometimes eat more than I know I should have before bed.
I then had a surgery where I had to stay out of the gym for 2 weeks. I gained 7 lbs during this time partly due to the fact that I was only able to eat soft foods (Adenoids and Tonsils removed). After I had healed from my surgery I began going back to the gym. Except this time I was focused on building mass. I stopped taking the hydroxycut and cut the cardio out of my workout. I was able to increase my bicep size by an inch and I was able to actually feel more muscle being developed in the shoulders/upper chest.
With skin fold tests they show me as 12% Body Fat and I'd like to get this down to around 7-8% before I begin weight training/clean bulking again.
Should I follow a reduced calorie diet with light cardio or a normal diet with the higher intensity cardio?
Doing 2 hours of a cardio a day should not be a problem as I work fulltime and the staff at my university is on strike and my gym is right near my workplace I could show up in the morning for 1 hours (550 cal) and 1 hour after work for another 550 calories burned.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thread: 2 hours of cardio daily?
11-18-2008, 12:17 PM #1
2 hours of cardio daily?
11-18-2008, 12:21 PM #2
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Do not stop your weight training. Even if your goal was fat loss and not muscle gain, you should not cut out weight training
11-18-2008, 03:27 PM #5
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May I suggest looking through their diets and picking one you feel would best fit your body type and goals for cutting.nobody gets out of life alive