Hey there. A few questions about lifting/cardio. So here's my deal. I'm 6'0'', 206 lbs and have been lifting steadily 3 times a week for 2 months. I've seen steady strength improvements in all areas, so I'm sure I'm doing it mostly correct. My problem is, I have extra beef around the mid section - lovehandles and a slight gut. I've been going to the track and jogging a mile 3 times a week after every workout. Will this help get rid of my extra baggage only or will it decrease my muscle mass as well? Should I just eat a lot of protein, stop the cardio and do a lot of crunches?
what does your diet look like?
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Ok here is my food plan for the day.
My main goal here is to continue to gain muscle mass, while decreasing(getting rid of completely would be nice) my fat around the stomach and lovehandles.
Last edited by scission; 07-19-2006 at 02:23 PM.
Once again, my main goal is to get rid of lovehandles and the gut while still gaining muscle mass. Do I need to cut cardio out so I don't lose muscle mass? Just do a bunch of crunches and oblique exercises? My planned diet for the day is posted above - it's about my typical everyday diet.
In your case it will probably be easier to either do one or the other; pack on mass or take it off. You need to decide what you want, first. The lifting should remain while the diet is altered.Originally Posted by scission
What's it going to be?
So it's not possible to pack on mass while losing fat around the midsection? That's depressing.
Possible but not very probable. It's called body recomposition.Originally Posted by scission
Last edited by Progress; 07-19-2006 at 02:36 PM.
So should I continue lifting and doing cardio 3 times a week until I get my lovehandles under control?
You are not eating enough protein or fats. Read and re-read Built's thread.Originally Posted by scission
Last edited by Progress; 07-19-2006 at 02:42 PM.
I am the same weight and height. I was up to 210 at 6 foot...with a little gut. In one month of eating very clean and lifting hard 4-5 days/week I was down to 200 w/o a gut. I know in that time I made slight muscle gains and lost some fat. So I suggest getting a solid routine and eating clean. By eating clean I reduced my calories overall...tried to cut out sat and trans fat, cut out bad carbs (pasta, bread, anything white pretty much) and eat a lot of veggies and fruit.
Bics56 - What did you reduce your calorie intake to? So should I cut out all pastas, breads and other 'bad' carbs?