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04-05-2005, 06:52 PM #31
04-05-2005, 09:43 PM #32
BEST CARDIO TO BURN FAT "in regards to topic of the week"
Before you start any program set out what your goals are.
to lose fat and to lose as minimal muscle as possible, you need to balance things out.
1. watch your calories
2. up your protein intake
3. do cardio workout, however not everyday
You cannot base everything on cardio, you keep in mind that diet is even more important then the cardio you perform.
After you have that set, then you can start your cardio choices.
I would start off by doing a 5 day cardio workout with 2 days off
Mon= 15 min of HIIT(morning) Chest/Bi's (afternoon)
Tue= 30-40 mins choice of elliptical/treadmill/step machine immediately followed by abs
Wed= 15 min of HIIT(morning) Legs/Back (afternoon)
Thur= 30-40 mins choice of elliptical/treadmill/step machine immediately followed by abs
Fri= 15 min of HIIT(morning) Shoulders (afternoon)
*(HIIT should be done starting of with week one at about 8 mins, then the following week should be increased to 10, week 3 should be done at 12, then finally until 15 min)
if you happen to have some type of metabolic booster, i suggest you take it in the mornings, perhaps a cup of coffee, or green tea. Boosting your protein intake is beneficial, as well as more milk and calcium. Cutting carbs out roughly about night time around 5-6 hours before bed suggested.
As for the rest of the week on the weekends i would lay off the weights and the gym all together, however playin a sport may be good on the weekend, a little bit of basketball or biking would be beneficial but not necessary.
**BUT remember the bulk of the work is diet, you have to watch your calories and what you eat.**
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12-24-2012, 04:03 PM #40
imo nothing touches HIIT in terms of fat burning/muscle salvaging effectiveness. And all you need to do is for 10-15 minutes 3 to 4 times a week.
Example on treadmill, 1 min walk then 1 min sprint (8.0mph), 1 min walk, then 1 min sprint (8.5 mph)... until you reach 10.0 - 11 mph sprints.
Slow long duration cardio is a waste of time in comparison.