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Am i doing too much cardio

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2006/07/09 13:38:31 (permalink)

Am i doing too much cardio

I'm running about 6 km at the moment before i weight train. I'm not only doing cardio to lose fat but also to improve fitness levels and endurance. I usually run the 6 km in about 34 mins i think on the treadmill at the pace of about 11km/hour.
1 of my goals is also to add mass and i heard that too much cardio will reduce the amount of mass i add.

My question is, is what i'm doing too much?
What is too much(as i wanna know for the future)
Is it possible having great fitness levels and endurance but also have a lot of muscle?
post edited by gerrard - 2006/07/09 13:39:44
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    RE: Am i doing too much cardio 2006/07/11 20:13:15 (permalink)
    Yes to the last question.. it is possible to be quite fit and be muscular..

    As for the first paragraph.. How do you manage to lift properly after a 35 minute run? Can you not do it at a different time to the weight training?

    How many sessions do you do of cardio and how many of weights?


     
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    RE: Am i doing too much cardio 2006/07/11 22:05:37 (permalink)
    I usually do cardio about 5 times a week. .I usually have 3 weight sessions a week.
    Should i be doing less because my main goal is to gain muscle and strength.
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    RE: Am i doing too much cardio 2006/07/11 23:44:09 (permalink)
    Doing cardio first means you are tiring your energy systems and you won't be able to lift as much. This means your efforts at building muscle will not be recognised and infact you may even be breaking muscle down as you enter a catabolic state.

    Doing cardio after weights actually can increase fat burning potential and allows you to maximise your lifting time.
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