I am trying to cut down on fat rite now. I im in the gym bout 4 times a week and I do any where from a 30 - 60 min cardio to start. My question is, since I am trying to cut down on fat do I need to lift lighter weights at higer reps. or do I keep lifting higher weights for lower reps? Some people say that the lighter weight higher reps burns more fat but I wont progress in strength but then there are the people who say that the lifting itself is burning fat while building my strength so to keep with what I am doing. My goal in to lose fat then build up mass on a leaner frame as compared to just bulking up with where my body is now. Any advice?
Stick with heavier weights and lower reps. You'll lose strength and size the other way. You might also consider lifting first, cardio second. Also, make sure your diet is in check to get lean.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
It depends on what you wanna do.
Higher reps with lower weights will burn fat, but you give up strength.
OR, you can stick with the heavy weights, gain mass and strength. If you decide to do this, an hour cardio may be too much. Eat a clean, healthy diet (that's where all fat loss comes from), and do about 20 minutes low-intensity cardio AFTER you workout.
I want a lean thickness dun care so much bout a six pack but I dun want a gut lol so I think I'm going to stay with heavy weights, but what is ment by a clean diet? I keep hearing this term.
its rare I do over 5 reps per set, i've lost 20 lbs. just gotta make sure in<out.
400(335) Bench Press
600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
500(495x1) ATG Squat
365 Front Squat
consistency and intensity.
losing weight isnt determined by reps or sets but by the type of food you take in and the amount of calories you consume and cutting back on fat doesnt make you lose weight. your body needs fats, such as omega 3, and 6 and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
lift HEAVY, squats, deads, bench
eat less calories than you burn in a day
You create a greater caloric deficit by doing heavier weight though, because it takes more energy to recover for up to a couple days after, which boosts your metabolism that whole time.
basically, more reps =/= fat loss