Basically, I'm going away on vacation May 1st. I want to look as good as possible by then. At the moment, I do no cardio at all (I hate it). I spent November - January bulking, but it was rather dirty and I gained a lot of fat. I ballooned from 170 to 192 and I'm now back down to 178. I managed to lose a lot of weight this past 6 weeks by changing my diet. I still have a couple of cheat meals a week, but my diet really only consists of chicken, spinach, oats, eggs (whole and whites) and milk. I wanted to see how much weight I could lose with a strict diet and no cardio, and to be quite honest, I'm really thrilled with the results. I'm in the best shape of my life, but I'm still soft. I can like basically pinch my entire lower back fat with my whole hand. It's kinda gross actually.
So now it's crunch time. I want abs. And I want them by May 1st. I realize I shouldn't have waited this long to start, but better late than never. What I want to know is how much cardio should I be doing and at what pace? HIIT 3x a week? Low intensity 4x a week?
If anyone has any insight, reps for sure!
ME @ 177 october (pre-bulk):
ME @ 184 last week:
ME @ 177 today (post-bulk):