Hi guys I have booked my vacation for Dec11, and want to get rid of the belly. I was thinking of doing 1 hour of cardio everyday until that date. Right now I am slacking and go to gym only 2 times a week and skip cardio. What do you guys think? Thanks.
It certainly can't hurt. I'd focus more on being 100% strict on your diet from now until then though.
An alternative to the typical 9 - 5 lifestyle
I am on the same program myself! I am going on a cruise Dec 12 and am running 40-60min on weekends and non-lift days! However the most important excersize for fat loss is table pushes! LOL but seriously diet is the answer,combined with cardio and I am steadily losing fat! However I am not making the strength gains I would like to! After my cruise I am going to go on a maintenance or maybe plus 200-300 calories over the holidays to hit the iron hard! Good Luck and have fun!
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Max 3x5 Goal 3x5 by 12/31/11 *1X5
Bench (245) (275) 285x1x1 335
Dead (385)* (445) 435x1x1 505
Squat (320) (355) 355X1X1 405
Squat (195) (275) 20 Reppers!
(950) (1075) 1075 1245 Goals (Not including 20 reps)
5'10" 288Lbs 02/01/2011 Goal Weight 230 On my way back from a Break!
You can get a lot done in a little over a month. Get your diet in check, keeping your calories below maintenance, and do cardio when possible. The best time to start is always now.
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You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe
Bench: 45 lbs Bench: 235 lbs
Squat: 95 lbs Squat: 285 lbs
Deadlift: 100 lbs Deadlift: 330 lbs
Dec 11 only gives you about a month.
Here's what I would do and bear in mind it's not neccessarily the optimal way to lose fat, but in a short period I reckon it is your best bet.
Reduce your calories and stick to a very clean diet. lean protein, moderate fat and very low carbs for each meal. Only eat a decent amount of carbs in a meal after a workout. I would also chuck in a detox day too once per week. I know it goes against the general thought on calories/macronutrients but when I used to do a couple of days detox on the run (just fruit and veggies) I used to drop weight quickly for a couple of days and felt leaner.
Up the cardio. Every day might be overkill, but I would probably train weights 3 times a week and try and nail cardio 3-4. Also just try and keep active. Cycle or walk instead of taking the car, stuff like that.
It all comes down the very simple formula of moving more and eating less really!
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