Muscle loss

  • helios01

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    Feb 01, 2012 12:14 PM GMT
    Hey guys its me again.
    I had another question. I was just doing cardio at the gym bcuz i wanted to lose the fat first then gain muscle, but I read in a lot of threads that too much cardio is bad bcuz it can lead to not just fat loss but MUSCLE loss as well 0-0

    Well i am starting to bench press at the gym so i can replace my man bewbs with pecks due to the saying that Muscle helps burn fat or something in the range. Now my question is: are there certain muscles or weigh lifting exercises that help more than others? Should i work on different muscle areas, work on "X" specific area, or is it ok if i focus on my arms and pecks? your help is very appreciated bcuz it has helped me keep 10 lbs off for more than a month. Thank you so much RJers ^_^
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    helios01 saidHey guys its me again.
    I had another question. I was just doing cardio at the gym bcuz i wanted to lose the fat first then gain muscle, but I read in a lot of threads that too much cardio is bad bcuz it can lead to not just fat loss but MUSCLE loss as well 0-0

    Well i am starting to bench press at the gym so i can replace my man bewbs with pecks due to the saying that Muscle helps burn fat or something in the range. Now my question is: are there certain muscles or weigh lifting exercises that help more than others? Should i work on different muscle areas, work on "X" specific area, or is it ok if i focus on my arms and pecks? your help is very appreciated bcuz it has helped me keep 10 lbs off for more than a month. Thank you so much RJers ^_^
    If you want muscle to eat your fat, you need to work all of them, especially the larger muscle groups like hams, quads, glutes and back. If you don't know how to work out, bite the bullet and hire a trainer to formulate your first workout and to teach you how to do the exercises. Make sure this is a well recommended trainer who can serve someone with your needs. Just a few sessions will be a lifetime investment.

    If you work 2 or three muscle groups simultaneously, you can set up a strength training workout in which you jump from exercise to exercise without ever giving your heart a chance to rest. This turns a strength workout into a cardio workout, so you can kill two birds with one stone. This method works very well.

    To keep from losing muscle eat more protein and green veggies. Eat less starch, sugar and fruit. Consider a Paleo diet, though this can be a lot of work learning how to do it.
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    Feb 01, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    Do what Nivek advises.

  • Feb 02, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    helios01 saidHey guys its me again.
    I had another question. I was just doing cardio at the gym bcuz i wanted to lose the fat first then gain muscle, but I read in a lot of threads that too much cardio is bad bcuz it can lead to not just fat loss but MUSCLE loss as well 0-0

    Well i am starting to bench press at the gym so i can replace my man bewbs with pecks due to the saying that Muscle helps burn fat or something in the range. Now my question is: are there certain muscles or weigh lifting exercises that help more than others? Should i work on different muscle areas, work on "X" specific area, or is it ok if i focus on my arms and pecks? your help is very appreciated bcuz it has helped me keep 10 lbs off for more than a month. Thank you so much RJers ^_^


    If you have excess body fat ... lose it first. Don't worry about losing muscle..

    Fat cannot be turned into muscle... .
    Continue with your resistance training program.
    Break up the muscle groups i.e chest one day back another.

    rest 48hrs before hitting the same muscle group again.

    You will gain muscle ... just slowly ... it is a much better way.

    I am a certified trainer ..
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    Feb 02, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    I lost a lot of weight years ago and put on muscle at the same time. Google shows you what you want to see. If you search "muscle loss cardio" you'll find a lot of really muscular guys that swear its true. Google "muscle loss cardio not true" or something, and you'll find actual professionals and scientific studies explaining why thats such nonsense. And by professionals I mean people with PhD's .

    The body building world is ripe with unsubstantiated myth and the cardio one is really prolific. Ask personal trainers and half of them will agree with it.

    The only real truth behind it is that calorie deficit is required to lose weight. Gaining muscle is HARDER while dieting, but hardly impossible and if you do it properly both can be very effective at the same time.
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    Feb 02, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    Adopt one of the 12 week workouts on here, stick with it and you will muscle up. Also copy behavior of guys you see that look the way you want to. Most of the peeps at my gym on cardio machines are fat and stay that way even if they lose weight. You don't need a gym
    As you can see from the exercises shown in
    The workouts.
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    Feb 03, 2012 10:39 AM GMT
    If you do a full cardio workout and a full strength work out one after the other, always do strength first. The hormones needed to build muscle deplete after an hour of intense exercise, so you want to use those hormones to build strength.
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    Feb 03, 2012 11:10 AM GMT
    I've been reading lately that a session of heavy weights followed by your cardio will cause a spike in growth hormone, which will in turn burn more fat.

    If you do cardio first, The reverse is true - the growth hormone is depleted quickly or not produced in the same quantities - and muscle growth doesn't occur.

    My trainer recommends a mixture of a BCAA supplement and isotonics during cardio exercise to prevent the body calling on muscle tissue for energy.

    Seems to be working for me - I've continued to put on lean muscle and have been doing a fair bit of hardcore cardio..
  • helios01

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    Feb 06, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    wow thanx for all the great advice

    I have decided to start the day bench pressing and some dumbbells followed by cardio then low level bench pressing.

    that a good plan?

    I will adopt the work out programs as soon as a I can do a sit up and a push up. :3 thank you so much lol