I am coming up on the anniversary of my first year back to lifting and being healthy.
I am doing great, but I have a question about cardio.
I can only manage a three day split of lifting (Tues/Thurs/Sun), but I work my ass off. It takes me about 60-75 mins to get through the workout, and the whole time my pulse rate does not drop below 115-120. I then follow this up with ~30 mins on the eliptical where I keep the pulse between 120-135.
The other day I decided to switch it up and I jumped on the stair master. It kicked my a$$. My pulse was up around 160 and I could not stay on for the intended length of time.
I want to buy some cardio equipment for the house so that it is easier for me to do cardio on off days, but now I don't know what to buy - an eliptical or a stairmaster! My goal is to burn fat, but I also want to be healthy.
Resting pulse: 60
BF? My guess is about 17% but I have not had it checked professionally. I have one of those BF scales at home and this is on avg. what it reads.
I have lost about 40lbs this year, and then gained back another 10-15 or so of good muscle. No AAS.
Diet: VERY clean - no sugars of any type, clean protein, low carb. All bloods are good - low cholesterol, tri, etc. 5-6 meals / day.
Goal: To shed the BF and look the best that I can with the most muscle. I have not gone into it in this post, but health is an important aspect for me as well - big family history of cardiac disease (but not me so far!) and I am a controlled type II diabetic - so more muscle mass is better.
I guess the question is, am I fooling myself on the eliptical?