Cardio and Weight Lifting: HELP!

  • boilerup_82

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    Feb 10, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    ok guys,

    i'm really confused. I keep reading that doing cardio and weight lifting on the same day is bad since it will not allow you to build as much muscle as one would like. However, I've read that doing cardio will not affect muscle gaining.

    so seriously, what's the deal?

    As for me, I'm 5'7" 165-170lb (i think, i have not weighed myself in a long time). i'm not FAT but i'm really flabby especially around my mid-section and my overall goal is somewhat muscular. Not bodybuilder big but pretty defined/cut. I do weight lifting and cardio on the same day (most times). But usually, i do cardio in the morning or before noon and then i do weight lifting in the evening (around 8pm or so).

    so is my routine working against me? also, any suggestions in order for me to reach my goal?

    ok thanks guys, any advice would help a lot!
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    Feb 10, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    Do what you're doing. You're fine.

    To much cardio will make muscle fall off like a TV from the RCA building.

    If you're truly 25, then, you probably need to look into your diet. If you can't do it on your own, you'll need to research it, or pay someone to help you.

    If you are over 28, you might want to long into anti-aging therapy, which will make it much easier to stay healthy.
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    Feb 10, 2008 8:21 PM GMT
    I actually agree with Chuckystud.

    If your goal is to improve your general fitness and looking to lean up, cardio combined with resistance training will be beneficial. As Chuckystud said, too much cardio is counterproductive and may be detrimental to your metabolic rate. Treat cardio as a 'sidebar' to your weight training and watch your diet (working out is no excuse in eating more junk food and drinking more soda pop).

    I've always found interval sprint training to be an effective method of burning fat. Shocking the system with intervals of fast and slow speeds, in my opinion, is more effective than running at a constant sub-max speed for 30-40 mins.

    Good luck with obtaining your goals!
  • boilerup_82

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    Feb 10, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    btw. i'm 25. yeah, i have been seeing some results with my current routine as far as some definition. but sometimes i wonder if i would be bigger if i did not do as much cardio. but yeah, it's the flab that I have to work on.

    i know diet is key and i am still trying to figure that out.

    so chucky and bcpm, how much cardio is considered to much? currently, i do cardio like 4 times a week for about 40-50 minutes each time and i do weights 5x per week. I somewhat do interval training, i start slow, then go fast, then somewhere in between, then fast, and so on.


    thanks guys for your advice!! i really appreciate your responses.