I have a cardio question... Well, first let me give you a little background. I am 5'4 150lbs. I know that may sound a little heavy but I am just a heavy girl. I am a size 6. But anyways, I have been working out consistently for 3 weeks and I have gained 2 lbs. My eating has been clean but I think I was eating too much food including too much protein. So I am now shooting for 1500 calories a day and 60- 140 grams of protein.
But also, I am wondering if I am doing too much cardio... I work out about 4-5 days a week, on Lifting days I do 17-20 min cardio by walking on an extreme incline on the treadmill. And on non-lifting days I do about 40-1 hr. of different intense cardio.
Is that too much or should I add something else. I would really like to lose 10 lbs, lean out and drop a size in a couple of months.
(I am not only doing this until summer and then quitting. I am really making this a lifestyle, but I want to get right by summer)
03-02-2010, 08:27 PM #1
How Much Cardio Should I be Doing?
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03-02-2010, 08:59 PM #2
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03-02-2010, 10:03 PM #3
SO it had just left me a little confus-ed...
03-03-2010, 09:40 AM #4
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If you like cardio and want to do it, then go for it, but I wouldn't want to waste my time doing something 5 or 6 days a week that is not necessary. If I were you, I would do cardio like 2 times a week for general heart health, and if fat loss is your goal, then make sure you are eating in a calorie deficit and are lifting heavy weights. Good luck.
03-03-2010, 10:06 AM #5
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