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.
10-08-2013, 09:42 AM #1
1/2 hr weights and 1/2 hour cardio?
10-08-2013, 09:44 AM #2
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10-08-2013, 10:18 AM #3
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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.•USMC (2009-2013) - US Army (Currently)•
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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.Cutting 'cause fat.
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10-09-2013, 12:24 PM #8
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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