Thanks for the compliments. I agree with your wife that you should increase the cardio gradually, rather than immediately start at a high level. Cardio reduces body fat more than calorie in/calorie out formulas would suggest. If cardio is done in the desired manner, it should not significantly interfere with your muscle gains. This includes separating it from weight workouts and not doing it on an empty stomach or other times when glycogen reserves are low. If you are especially worried about muscle damage, you could try short sessions of HIIT type cardio, and separate it from your leg day and other HIIT sessions by 48 hours.
Originally posted by Wikked1
I have done a little further digging into my diet and decided that I am actually reconsidering doing MORE cardio......(reason?) simple I want a mid section like aka23 ....guy's got a chiseled 6 pack.......I don't know if I can do it I mean I've NEVER tried before and this will be my first attempt but I've never been this dedicated either...So as much as I don't like doing the cardio......I'm seeing results that I like from it....which in turn motivates me to do it more......I had been doing 5 days a week but the wife said she knew I'd be pissed if I lost all my hard earned gains...so she thougth I should ease back.....so it's a kind of euphoria......I don't like the cardio...I know it saps my energy level down a notch but I like what I am seeing in the mirror..........(It's no where NEAR what I want) but it's good progress and it drives me to do more......