Hi. Been awhile since I posted here.
I have a cardio question, and yes, I did just read that long thread below.
Im 29, do a 4 day split routine, and normally do about 10 minutes of moderate walking on a treadmill pre-workout every time to warm up. I'm probably 12% bf and obviously still trying to pack on the lbs of lean muscle as always while hopefully gettin that bf down to ~8%.
Anyway, I'm someone that loves to backpack here in the Sierras in California, and since I haven't gone in awhile, I need to get back into shape with some aerobic training like the elliptical.
What do you all suggest for my diet/routine schedule so I can increase my cardio for high altitude hiking, without catabolizing myself down into some skinny granola looking backpacker?
Just bump up cals? Or do you think its more of a case of type/time/schedule of cardio?
...any other backpackers out there? Or sports guys that can keep their muscles ripped while increasing athletic endurance?