fat-burning vs. cardiovascular?

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    Dec 11, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    As a person who has 10.12% BF and don't wanna be losing any weight, but gain size and strength do you recommend that I stay in the heart rate zone or go i nto my cardiovascular zone when doing cardio?...I am afraid that if I go into my cardiovascular zone I will burn from my hard earned lean muscle...

    What do you guys think?

    I've heard different opinions on this subject...

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    Dec 11, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    Google up on HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

    When I train for a show, I bring my calories UP, and do HIIT twice a day for 12 min at each time, with my workouts mid-day. It MELTS the fat off.

    HIIT has the advantage of INCREASING your cardiac threshold, preserving your muscle, and causing a stronger degree of metabolic activation. It's by FAR superior than endless hours of cardio, especially on a guy who is lean already. Don't compromise the muscle you have now (you're awfully thin, already).

    The science stands behind HIIT. My personal experience also stands behind it. It makes sense, too.
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    Dec 11, 2008 6:46 AM GMT
    is it posible to do HIT right after your weight training? does it affect muscle building? as some people cant find the time to go to gym 3 times a day
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    Dec 11, 2008 7:19 AM GMT
    Cardio is over rated and not necessary for a lean guy that wants to build muscle.
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    Dec 11, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidCardio is over rated and not necessary for a lean guy that wants to build muscle.


    First things first. Cardio IS necessary for heart health, no matter how lean or built. The key here is balance. Interval training is a good suggestion.