View Full Version : 2x cardio a week... muscle loss
04-05-2005, 08:39 PM
i usaully jog 7 miles twice a week burning 1000 calories. I've heard many times how cardio can result in muscle loss but will this amount of cardio do the same for me since it's only twice a week.
04-05-2005, 08:47 PM
If you eat enough, you can still maintain/gain muscle but you should probably schedule your cardio days on different days than your lifting days since you're running a good amount.
Are you sure running 7 miles = 1000 calories burned? That seems like a lot. Or do you mean that 7 miles twice a week combined = 1000 calories burned?
04-05-2005, 08:51 PM
yup both times i jog is on off days... and no that is not combined I do that each time
04-05-2005, 09:06 PM
Alright you'll probably be okay. Are you bulking or cutting though?
04-05-2005, 10:19 PM
also, look into some HIIT rather than long sets of cardio - you might like it.
04-05-2005, 10:36 PM
I actually miss doing cardio. I'm bulking right now so I only do cardio or HIIT once a week or so.
Back when I was "cutting" (I didn't really have the concept of "cutting" I was just trying to lose weight) I would do long sessions of regular cardio...just trying to run farther each time.
I didn't really like runnning specifically, but it was really satisfying to run even a half mile farther than I had last time (I was really out of shape).
I do endless amounts of cardio everyday and it can't seem to stop me from getting bigger...
04-06-2005, 12:16 AM
How old are you, fellow British Columbian?
04-06-2005, 05:33 AM
04-07-2005, 01:45 PM
so i'll be fine then??
i'm noticing from my cardio that i may be losing muscle mass cause my weight is going down but i'm not noticing appearance changes- but dont quote me on this i really dont konw i'm new to this stuff (waiting for Built to help me out on this one).
04-07-2005, 06:33 PM
now I have no clue what to do
04-07-2005, 06:39 PM
Ryan, just eat a lot. If you notice that you have a hard time growing, do less running and/or eat more.
04-07-2005, 07:13 PM
k... i'll see how it goes
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