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Cardio and weights, how much of each?

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2009/07/17 18:28:14 (permalink)

Cardio and weights, how much of each?

I'm new to working out pretty much and have only done cardio up till now. With my main goal still dropping bodyfat how much of my routines should be weights and how much cardio?

Also, which is better to be done first?
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/18 10:36:29 (permalink)
    Do weights before cardio.

    I'd say 3/4 days weights at around an hour, and a minimum of 60 mins cardio 5 days a week. upping the cardio if results slow or stop.

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/18 11:17:23 (permalink)
    thats a lot, esp as i work shifts. will try it and see how it goes tho, thanks
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/18 11:27:37 (permalink)
    anything thats worth having isnt easy to get.

    you could get away with doing less, but it depends on what you goals are, amd where your at now. if you want to get ultra lean, you'll need to up the cardio to what i stated and more.

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/18 11:35:32 (permalink)
    ultra lean isnt much of an issue for me tbh. ive never been lean so its not really been a goal. i jjust wanna get fitter, stronger and lookn better. for me tho i work shifts, some of which are 10hrs and they all start at 8am so its hard to get gymming as much as you would suggest
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/18 11:48:49 (permalink)
    buy an exercise bike or something

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/21 01:07:41 (permalink)
    depending on how many days you wana workout, and if you have goals of muscle aswell as fat loss.

    as you just wana drop bodyfat, id say you cud get away with 2 weight session(but preferrably 3 if you want muscle), and then do 3 or 4 cardio sessions or HIIT.

    an example wud be

    mon - weights
    tue - cardio
    wed-rest
    thrus-HIIT, abs
    Friday- weights
    Saturday - Cardio
    Sunday - rest

    If you want you cud do 3 weights and 3 cardio sessions, all about an hour each, or the HIIT about 15-20 mins...

    wat part of west belfast u frum mate, im frum there myself
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/21 22:07:22 (permalink)
    We wanted to tone up and lose body fat and all the reading I've done shows that you lose more weight when you do weights. So we did 3 days weights and 3 cardio days. It's more noticable on son cos he had more to lose but in 15 weeks he's lost at least 7 lbs and he's toned up too and lost a couple of inches from his waist.
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/07/31 16:19:15 (permalink)
    3 day splits for weight.
    2 days a week, 30 minute (HIT) cardio.
     now just too sort out your weights routine & diet. Although, you have to remember. Bodybuilding shouldnt be made to fit into your work schedule, its a busy & expensive hobby. Dont just 'nip' to the gym when you have time!
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/08/04 02:03:46 (permalink)
    Boss Red, an hour cardio 5 days a week is too much, dont you think ?
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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/08/04 07:20:36 (permalink)
    spurs.4.life

    Boss Red, an hour cardio 5 days a week is too much, dont you think ?


    No.
     
    When I cut next year I'll be aiming for 14 hours of cardio a week (2hours a day, every day). but then again i'll be looking to get ultra lean.

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re:Cardio and weights, how much of each? 2009/08/12 04:00:09 (permalink)
    Three decent weights sessions a week could certainly get you sorted. Alongside some cardio and a decent enough diet that is.
     
    You need to bare in mind how much of an effect your diet will make on your progress. Getting a little stricter with diet can make all the difference.
     
    If it's an option then get half hours cardio done in the mornings, maybe 3 to 5 times a week. Whether it be going for a jog, a fast paced walk or even an exercise bike in front of your telly. If the morning sessions are too much, then as has been mentioned, do it after your weights sessions, or on a different day altogether.
     
     
    Just keep it all nice and simple. The key is consistency. Small changes here and there, kept going for a long period, can bring about lots of positive changes in your body.
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