I was just wondering how often should I do a cardio routine when I work out if I'm worried about losing weight? I don't want to lose any weight as I am already small enough (107) but I know that it is important to incorporate cardio somewhere for conditioning and endurance reasons. Would 2x a week be enough, and should I do separately from the days I weight lift or on the same days? What should my time limit be? I'm new to training and I am trying to figure out a schedule for myself. My main goal is to strengthen my lower body (quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves) I want to add some mass there because I think it would look better than how they are now, they are so skinny. They look unproportionate to the rest of my body, even though It's small.
05-30-2009, 09:46 AM #1
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how often should I do cardio for someone my size?
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Cardio bruns calories. So say you need 3500 calories to see muscle gain, but you burn 300 calories each time you do cardio. That puts you down to 3200 calories which will make you lose weight. Your answer. Eat 300 more calories. Consume 3800 calories on days you do cardio, and your golden.
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