..I've been gettin into lifting again within the last few months..I've been trying to get back down to my old weight by liftin and cardio. But my problem is, I don't really have a good or exact schedule to go by. I might go a few times a week do some running maybe hit the bench some, dumbells, some squats, etc. Could anybody help me out with a schedule..this is what I would like to do, so maybe somebody can help from there. I would like to go some everyday of the work week. and atleast do a mile+ of cardio everyday, and get in the main lifts..Bench, power clean squat.
Starting Strength Monday/Wensday/Friday with low intensity cardio before or after your workout. HIIT Tuesday/Thursday.
If you want to make good gains, HIIT is bad on off days.
Take a routine, say SS, lift M/W/F, add 20 minutes low-intensity cardio after your workout. If you want, go jog for an hour on the weekend. But leave the days you dont lift to rest, your body will need it.
If you are going to do cardio on a lifting day it should come AFTER the WO.
There is no problem with having HIIT on a couple of days, but HIIT takes only 30 minutes... no longer. There will be no adverse effects on your strength/size gains if you diet/rest correctly.
sorry, guess i misunderstood a couple things.
If you're going to do cardio after your work-out, should you take the time to stop after completing the starting strength routine to drink a protein shake or just keep going straight into your cardio?
H: 5'7" W:185
Goals: 495 -315 -585
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5/3/1 plus interval running
Yes my main goal is to get to a certain weight my june. Cardio is a must, but I also want to keep my strength and gain more. What I would like to do is hit the gym just a little every night, and do cardio those days also. What Im wanting to know is what muscles to work on what day..to fill in everyday..and what combo of mucles I should work out on those days. And another thing I know you need to give your muscles some time to rest and heal, but what about running..can you run to much and do you need to take days off to rest?