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    Guys I have posted on other treads with my main goal being to drop from 250 down to 180-190 with lean muscle as possible. I currently do 25 minute treadmill and then my workout on weights and natalus. Is this ok for someone wanting to drop weight and maintain some mass as well? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    GO BEARS!!!!!

    Anyhow, best way is to split it up.... Cardio in the morning with weights at night or other way around.

    After is alright too altho I'm usually dead an just want to eat and go home.
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    Yeah, I agree. If you do cardio and weights in the same day, try to do them about 6-8 hours apart if you can. I prefer to do cardio in the morning for the boost in metabolism and I usually feel better all day energy wise.
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    Ok thanks guys very much. I work 10 hour shifts monday through thursday and off every friday through sunday. It gets hard for me to do both morning and afternoon, because I have to be at work by 6 and don't get off til 4:30 p.m. Do you guys recommend any exercises that would be good for dropping fat in chest and stomach area?
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    If you maintain adequate sports nutrition, you can weight lift and do cardiorespiratory exercise in the same session. With the goals you've outlined, I'd suggest more cardiorespiratory exercise over resistance.
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    Ok well don't laugh lol but can you give me some advice on which ones to use or best routines. I honelty do treadmill as only form of cardio at the moment. Mostley do to being so out of shape cardiovascular wise. I like the track too but not during winter lol. I'm up to any help. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by packers6211 View Post
    Ok well don't laugh lol but can you give me some advice on which ones to use or best routines. I honelty do treadmill as only form of cardio at the moment. Mostley do to being so out of shape cardiovascular wise. I like the track too but not during winter lol. I'm up to any help. Thanks
    Any piece of equipment that allows you to do work while maintaining an elevated heart rate is sufficient (mainly, what keeps you enthused about exercise). In the case of weightloss, it boils down to caloric expenditure. If you're training for a performance event, or an athlete it can vary diversely.
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    Stair master

    Treadmill

    Cross trainer or elliptical

    I wear a heart rate monitor to make sure I keep my heart rate where I want it.

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