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MalteseAnimal
07-03-2005, 05:43 PM
If I'm cutting..

On top of my normal weight lifting, should I do cardio 30 minutes every workout day? I'm trying to cut some uneeded fat around my gut and chest

Zygote
07-03-2005, 05:44 PM
I think it'd help.

d'Anconia
07-03-2005, 05:52 PM
Yeah it doesn't sound like there's anything wrong with that, how hard and long you want to do cardio is up to you.

HahnB
07-03-2005, 06:06 PM
Cardio can be great for burning off extra calories but don't think that it will make a cut despite a horrible diet.

getfit
07-03-2005, 06:06 PM
MalteseAnimal how's your diet like?

Unholy
07-03-2005, 06:53 PM
"diet is key, calorie is king"

MalteseAnimal
07-03-2005, 07:38 PM
Hi, thanks for the replies.

My diet is okay I guess.. I'm just starting this stuff. I'm still doing a lot of reading. But as of right now, I'm trying to get a lot of protein. I'm eating a lot of greens, etc.

Unholy
07-03-2005, 07:39 PM
that sounds good, and the cardio is good to get the weight of quick, expect to loose some LBM though.

MalteseAnimal
07-03-2005, 07:43 PM
LBM? Sorry, Im new.

Unholy
07-03-2005, 07:43 PM
Lean body mass, you will loose some muscle on a quick cut with cardio.

Patz
07-03-2005, 07:43 PM
cardio doesnt burn the calories that weights do in relation to time spent, so if you can only do one, make it weights. also, calorie deficit from your maintenance calories is what drops weight. you don't wanna take that deficit too far down, unless you're on a structured die with refeeds. cardio, weights, and extra calories burned will just add to the total deficit at the end of the day, so it's entirely up to you--although I'll add that weight training, and musvle building are only going to benefit you in more ways that I can go into, so DO IT.

Pasha
07-03-2005, 07:44 PM
i think he means lean body mass. idk just guessing.

MalteseAnimal
07-03-2005, 07:46 PM
Lean body mass, you will loose some muscle on a quick cut with cardio.

That's okay, I don't have much anyways! lol

Built
07-03-2005, 07:49 PM
You want to diet and train off fat in such a way as to not lose muscle, ESPECIALLY if you don't have very much.

Look at the link in my sig for how I do it if you like.

Unholy
07-03-2005, 07:50 PM
Yeah builts aproach is very good, Personally i dont care for cardio.

Built
07-03-2005, 07:52 PM
I really hate cardio - I do as little as possible.

PS thanks holy :kiss: :)

Unholy
07-03-2005, 07:55 PM
lol, yeah I lost a buttload of weight without touching the stuff.

MalteseAnimal
07-03-2005, 08:02 PM
So basically...keep my protein UP, and my calories DOWN...

Unholy
07-03-2005, 08:03 PM
yup, and lift heavy

Built
07-03-2005, 08:03 PM
Exactly.

MalteseAnimal
07-03-2005, 08:08 PM
I weigh 200lbs (6'1), so if I do 1.5g protein per LB, I should be ok? Or should I aim for higher protein since I'm cutting.

Built
07-03-2005, 08:10 PM
That's about right for bulking or cutting for most folks. Works for me, at any rate. :)

You'll probably feel more comfortable on lower cals if you keep your fats a little higher and your carbs a little lower than you normally do.

Unholy
07-03-2005, 08:11 PM
Na thats fine bro, 300g is great.