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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    BODYLICIOUS BABE Celestial's Avatar
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    Cardio=fat loss right?

    If I did an hour of cardio a day, pus a nice lifting schedule and a good meal plan...the weight should be coming off steady right?
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    If everything else is in good standing, you probably don't need an hour every day.
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    if you have a good diet you should be right with doin cardio 3 times a week
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    Ok , thanx

    How long should I be doing cardio?
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    Well, depends who you ask. People will recommend any where from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. I'd recommend 15-30 minutes, but it really depends on how much of a deficit you want to make. Keep in mind that losing too quickly isn't necessarily good in the long run.
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    if u do both cardio and lift on the same day, u shouldn't, but if u do, then keep them about 6-12 hours apart (one at morning, another at nite). if u do do them too close together, it's too exhausting
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    In general, I don't do moderate intensity cardio. Keep it high, just a few minutes of sprints or do low intensity where you barely build up a sweat. Either way you are not likely to burn muscle but fat instead.

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    I'm starting to like the short high intensity cardio better. Before I used to live on cardio machines somedays it seemed. I honestly get so bored after 30mins, plus one of my feet is half numb.
    I like doing say 15 mins as hard as I can. That way it's quick but still efficient. And I can always do it twice a day.

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    splitting up that hour to 2 or 3 times a day would work great.
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    cardio+weights in same session = bad stuff for heart.

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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    cardio+weights in same session = bad stuff for heart.
    Says who?
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    Accipiter seems to be making up a lot of facts recently.
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    I read the article posted in here or another forum a while ago about cardio and weights equal a bad heart.

    i did not believe it. Its one of those whey their data is not always reliable.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I do cardio 4 times a week. I get on a treadmill, set it on an incline, and barely move for 40 minutes, but it gets my heart rate to 60% of my max, or so. That along with dieting, and in 3 weeks, I've slowly been losing, lost about a pound a week, which is my goal, while maintaining as much muscle mass as I can.
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    ok, quick question, i want to gain alot of muscle but i also want to drop body fat. i train for an hour, three times a week. i was planning on going to the gym once a week and doing half hour of cardio ... is that enough or should it be more ... remember i want to put on quite alot of muscle mass
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    so an hour a day is insufficent?
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    but not that small either
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    Gaining muscle while shedding fat is possible but difficult. I'd focus more on your eating rather than cardio. Personally, I'm
    either bulking or cutting.
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    I am not worried about muscle to much right now, i want to loose the fat.
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    Celes, focus on cardio but don't neglect lifting. Since you more concerned with burning fat than building muscle right now you can do a lot of cardio. If you can maintain an hour of low to moderate intensity cardio 4-6 days a week without burning out than go ahead. But lift 3 days a week too.
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    cardio and weights bad for the heart? WTF!?! Thats probably the most retarded thing I have ever heard in my life!!! Working your heart is great for the heart FYI: Your heart is a muscle.

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    "so an hour a day is insufficent?"

    Way more than sufficient. On the verge of being too much, unless your an endurance athlete training for a competition.

    If all you want is fat loss, get your diet in order (doesn't have to be perfect, but it does have to be consistent), get a good weight training program going, and do a moderate amount of cardio (15-30 minutes at 3 times a week is probably fine).

    I should add, the reason why I wouldn't focus purely on cardio is because it won't really teach you a balance between diet, weights, and cardio (which will be important for long term health).
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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    cardio+weights in same session = bad stuff for heart.
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