ok, so I've read all about diminishing returns when it comes to cardio, but how much is too much? I have a really good friend that's a bit old than me and been a bodybuilder his whole life. He keeps telling me that my double cardio days are bad and that its just eating my muscle and I'm not ever going to see the results I want.
But, i dont want to see "gains" i want to LOSE! I don't want to be super muscley! I want to be thin- not skinny- thin. I do an hour of cardio most days, but i DO do double cardio a few times a week. I do it because i LOVE how I feel after. I do it to hit my calorie deficit. I do it cause i want to...It's my hobby and the gym is my favorite part of my day.
But am I really working so hard that it might not even be working anymore? I've only lost like 10 pounds & 2% body fat in like 8-9 weeks that I've been counting my calories and working out to lose weight. So i guess it's working, but part of me thinks I should be losing lbs like crazy.
So, to me, like 3+ hours of cardio a day would be excessive. 2 hour gym sessions (either 1 hr weights & 1 cardio or 2 hrs of cardio) doesn't seem excessive to me. It seems like what regular gym rats maintain.
Can people please weigh in here... AM i crazy for thinking 2 hours of cardio a few times a week isnt that bad???