The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    I am cutting and need help with cardio

    On my non-lifting days I am trying to figure out what kind of cardio to do. If i run on the treadmill for half an hour, lets say, whats the optimum speed to run this at to minimize muscle loss and maximize fat loss.

    I have seen many champion the HIIT cause. Whats the best machine to run this on (the elliptical that has no arm swing is my guess). Can HIIT be run on a treadmill? Whats the best duration/rest?

    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D
    On my non-lifting days I am trying to figure out what kind of cardio to do. If i run on the treadmill for half an hour, lets say, whats the optimum speed to run this at to minimize muscle loss and maximize fat loss.

    I have seen many champion the HIIT cause. Whats the best machine to run this on (the elliptical that has no arm swing is my guess). Can HIIT be run on a treadmill? Whats the best duration/rest?

    Thanks guys.
    Diet is the best way to lose fat. Even if you exercise it will not help much if you have a bad diet. Cardio is over rated IMO. A solid routine and good diet will be much better in terms of fat loss while minimizing muscle loss.

    If you post your routine and diet then we can offer more specific advice.
    Last edited by Songsangnim; 03-18-2006 at 09:50 PM.

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    cardio strengthens the heart, improves endurance, speeds recovery time, allows you to rest less between sets. in short , cardio is good for you.

    the number of calories burned is pretty much the same per mile, so go at whatever pace you are comfortable with.

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    It's good for your heart, but lousy for cutting.

    Go for a walk. But rely on diet and heavy lifting for body composition.

    WildCard, explain how cardio allows you to rest less between sets?

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