? on calorie defecit and exercise
- 05-24-2010, 12:01 PM
? on calorie defecit and exercise
So hopefully I can word this question so every one can understand. I know that for cutting you run 500 cal under maintainance. Is there a limit to how many calories you should be burning with exercise? I know this may sound like a goofy question but if you shouldnt have too much of a deficit with your intake I would think that how much your working out would play a factor too.
Im currently working out 2 days followed by 1 day off.(it revolves around my work schedule, I work 24hr shifts) Aiming for an hr to and hr and a half of cardio each day plus weights. Supps are at a minimum
- 05-24-2010, 12:12 PM
There is no limit to how many calories you burn with exercise, no.
Yes, your exercise level will play a factor. In fact, when you calculate your Maintenance, your activity level plays an important role in the equation.
Also, it's not all about the caloric deficit re INTAKE - you can create a caloric deficit re ENERGY EXPENDITURE (and this is how I would recommend you do it). You could in fact just keep your calories at Maintenance for your CURRENT activity level and just add MORE exercise - probably from cardio, since you don't need to do more resistance work; too much and you won't let your body recover.
Re exercise, do NOT do weights EVERY day - stick to 4-5 times a week tops. Cardio is NOT necessary for fat loss, but if you do not usually do it, then you can add it in - you do NOT need 60-90 minutes a day, though.
I highly recommend that you read The 3 Keys to Fat Loss - this article contains all the information you need to know re nutrition and training for fat loss.
On another note, not sure why you are using Liver Support - if you want to use minimal supplements, you don't need this, since the rest of the supplements you're using are not hormonal. You also want to make sure that you're using a multivitamin, and if not supplementing with, getting all your good fats, protein, and BCAAs requirements/needs through your DIET.
05-24-2010, 12:14 PM
YOu gotta figure out how many calories your consuming each day, and you have to figure out what your BMR is. When you find a calculator for your BMR, you should also be able to add in exercise and figure out what your expending.
Hope this helps, a little.
EDIT: Never mind I see Rosie nailed it.
05-24-2010, 12:18 PM
I am also taking Orange Triad and LG BCAAs.(forgot to put those down) I like the liver support just as a normal supp. The reason the cardio is up there is for getting my endurance up. Not so much for the weight loss. Though yes, it does play a factor. I mix up HITT and moderate intensitity
05-24-2010, 12:20 PM
05-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Anything short of maintanence pretty much aids in fat loss. However, it is important to not overdo it, like going for broke on cardio daily, or doing a whole week of supersets. Diet is still key when it comes to cutting, so the deficit in calories will play the biggest role. I can cut fat REALLY fast- which is why I am choosing to bulk (even though I should probably cut), but at the same time if you cut down too fast you are going to see a noticeable decrease in strength and muscle mass.
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