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    1/2 hr weights and 1/2 hour cardio?

    Hello everyone...

    Right now I am going to the gym Monday through Friday. I try to take the weekends off due to church commitments and family time.

    I've lost about 17 lbs. I was 223 lbs at my heaviest March 2013. For the last month or so I've been doing 1/2 hour weights, 1/2 hour cardio Monday Wed Friday and 1 hour cardio (3 different cardio machines, stair step, elliptical and treadmill).

    I'm wondering whether it would be preferable to do 1 hour weights on my weight day instead of 1/2 hour weights and 1/2 hour cardio.

    I've definitely noticed some toning and slimming down after starting weights. I've only been doing weights for about 2 months.

    Thanks...
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    Stick with the weights! If you sacrifice anything due to time constraints, drop the cardio, make sure youre getting resistance training in!
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    Originally Posted by manito2000 View Post
    Hello everyone...

    Right now I am going to the gym Monday through Friday. I try to take the weekends off due to church commitments and family time.

    I've lost about 17 lbs. I was 223 lbs at my heaviest March 2013. For the last month or so I've been doing 1/2 hour weights, 1/2 hour cardio Monday Wed Friday and 1 hour cardio (3 different cardio machines, stair step, elliptical and treadmill).

    I'm wondering whether it would be preferable to do 1 hour weights on my weight day instead of 1/2 hour weights and 1/2 hour cardio.

    I've definitely noticed some toning and slimming down after starting weights. I've only been doing weights for about 2 months.

    Thanks...
    In regards to losing weight, the only thing that is going to matter is the fact that you're eating at a calorie deficit.
    Now as 'And1' suggested, if you are sacrificing anything, I would let it be the cardio. The resistance training will assist in muscle mass retention during your cutting period.
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    Yeah no.... working out isn't measured by 'hours of weight' ...
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    Originally Posted by SolorzanoJose View Post
    Yeah no.... working out isn't measured by 'hours of weight' ...
    This. If you are getting all of your lifts in, it doesnt matter. As a beginner you should stick to a routine to keep you honest. All Pro's comes highly recommended.
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    Originally Posted by chevy72blu View Post
    This. If you are getting all of your lifts in, it doesnt matter. As a beginner you should stick to a routine to keep you honest. All Pro's comes highly recommended.
    Thanks for the advice. Today I did only weights. Tomorrow I'll do an hour of cardio (20 mins each of elliptical, treadmill, and stairmaster)...otherwise I get bored on only one machine.
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    My average day in the gym consists of 1-1.5hours of weights. .5-1hour of olympics and like 15-30 minutes of cardio.

    You can do it anyway you want. Cardio is only really purposeful to create the caloric deficit other than the cardiovascular benefits.
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    Originally Posted by ReptarGSO View Post
    My average day in the gym consists of 1-1.5hours of weights. .5-1hour of olympics and like 15-30 minutes of cardio.

    You can do it anyway you want. Cardio is only really purposeful to create the caloric deficit other than the cardiovascular benefits.
    Definitely a time investment. My problem is my job. I'm bivocational. Normal guy during the daytime and batman during nighttime. hehehehe...

    I work a desk job during the day time (9 hours) but I'm also a pastor (at least a 2-4 hour commitment daily depending on the day)...so 1 hour for gym time is really all I can manage at this point. My two kids and wife use up the rest!
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    Originally Posted by manito2000 View Post
    Definitely a time investment. My problem is my job. I'm bivocational. Normal guy during the daytime and batman during nighttime. hehehehe...

    I work a desk job during the day time (9 hours) but I'm also a pastor (at least a 2-4 hour commitment daily depending on the day)...so 1 hour for gym time is really all I can manage at this point. My two kids and wife use up the rest!
    I lift in the morning before work (around 6:00am) and I only end up with 45 min - 1 hour each day. All pro's can be done in 30-40 minutes if you hustle and I'm seeing good results
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    Originally Posted by manito2000 View Post
    Definitely a time investment. My problem is my job. I'm bivocational. Normal guy during the daytime and batman during nighttime. hehehehe...

    I work a desk job during the day time (9 hours) but I'm also a pastor (at least a 2-4 hour commitment daily depending on the day)...so 1 hour for gym time is really all I can manage at this point. My two kids and wife use up the rest!
    Tons of time.
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    i've been on all pro's beginning routine for 3mos, at 500 cal deficit. lost 1 lb per week. then i added running 7-8k on rest days (2 days per week) for 2mos.. and guess what, my weight loss still stayed the same at 1lb per week.

    Originally Posted by manito2000 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. Today I did only weights. Tomorrow I'll do an hour of cardio (20 mins each of elliptical, treadmill, and stairmaster)...otherwise I get bored on only one machine.
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    I will definitely follow the All Pro routine and see what kind of changes I see.

    Thanks for the responses so far...
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