View Full Version : enough cardio with diet?

Mike S
07-12-2009, 09:39 PM
I made a thread before wondering if I was doing enough cardio (15-20 miles a day) and I was. But with work and other things going on I don't usually have the time for it right now. So assuming my diet is in check for losing weight, would 5-7 miles a day be sufficient? It usually works out to 30-45 minutes of mountain biking. Trying to see my abs by the end of summer :]

07-13-2009, 01:10 AM
If time is an issue you're better off going for a run, you'll burn the calories faster.

07-13-2009, 03:04 AM
Sounds like plenty to me.

07-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Zero cardio is enough with the correct diet.

Mike S
07-14-2009, 10:28 PM
That's true, although I usually end up cheating a little too often... >.<

Got down to 190 in half a year now I've been stuck there for half a year.

07-15-2009, 01:30 AM
Sounds fine, you can even trim the cardio for 20 minutes but with a challenging resistance(on bikes). You're not only burning calories in short span of time but puts your body into "hard" mode with the exercise.

07-15-2009, 03:03 AM
Is cardio the only thing you do for training?

07-15-2009, 07:49 AM
If your gonna use cardio to aid with fat loss, try HIIT.

Mike S
07-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Yeah i'm thinking about doing HIIT as well. I'm not gonna stop mountain biking though, it's a hobby as well. I've been stuck at 190 forever now and my diet hasn't changed at all really from the first 55 pounds I lost. I'm guessing it's time for a change in diet too; more strict?

Scarz: yeah currently it is. I can't afford to go to a gym right now. I know it doesn't cost much but I literally am only making enough to pay my rent and car and insurance etc... Barely can afford food. Trust me though as soon as I can afford it.... But I figured in the mean time I could focus on weight loss.

Mike S
07-16-2009, 08:39 AM
So what do you guys think? Start doing HIIT and eat better? I don't currently count calories or anything. I just healthy food when i'm hungry and I don't eat all that much.

Anyone wanna send me a weight bench? Haha jk :)