- 08-10-2009, 04:06 PM
i have a good build and am a solid guy but im trying to just burn some body fat...my diet isnt perfect but i have been doing alot of cardio and seen resluts but i dont want to loose alot of size...i have been riding the bike for ten miles a day a couple times a week it takes me around 30 mins....is this to much or good...i burn around 400cals and i am complete tired and sore...i also lift on an 8 day split to keep up my the muscular parts of my body...
- 08-11-2009, 12:48 PM
08-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Switch up your cardio to either elliptical, jogging, or HIIT. As far as losing muscle is concerned, that is 100% diet oriented.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
08-11-2009, 01:15 PM
I find burning 3-400 calories is more for maintenance. To burn Fat I find burning 400 + calories is more like it. Ideally 5-600 brings good results & rather quickly in comparison. Depending what method/intensity you use, 500+ calories will take 40-45 minutes. That is the real sweet spot! It's all about prioritizing. Once you get to your desired body %, then taper back to a maintenance level..remember 3500 calories equal 1 lb bodyfat. So 500 calories burned per day....if you were doing cardio 5 days a week you would loose approx 1 lb in a week and half or roughly 3 lbs per month.
Lots of work, isn't it? That's part of the reason so many are fat. Just learn to love your cardio and constantly challenge youself/mix it up. Right now I am loving the Treadmill. Yesterday I ran 20 minutes at 1 degree incline and jogged the last 10 minutes at 10 degrees. Got my 500 calories burnt for the day.....looking forward to today again.
08-11-2009, 03:50 PM
thanks man...i have a semi bumb knee from blow it out in football so i am not to big of a fan of the treadmill but i love the eliptical and bike....would wearing a hoodie help burn more calories as well and help decrease the bf%....
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