Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why?
(permalink)☄ Helpfulby M2tan 2015/07/24 20:28:20
Elaborating from my first post, it really does depend on what you want, if it's fat loss then cardio simply isn't necessary at all, however a calorie deficit is, as that's what creates your loss, sure cardio can help you get into more of a deficit but it can also eat away at your hard earned muscle for fuel since you're already on low calories not to mention hindering your recovery from strength training workouts.
When cutting or entering into any calorie deficit, you want to be preserving muscle mass as best you can and keeping the intensity to your training high, to help keep that muscle you've worked hard to earn, and you certainly have more chance of doing that by keeping cardio to a bare minimum.
I always go by how I feel, so some weeks I may do no cardio at all, other weeks a session or two, or even just a light walk as that won't effect recovery much at all, but as said it's the deficit that counts and keeping your strength up to preserve muscle mass that will serve you best, how you try to go about achieving this is your choice, but many fail miserably and end up losing more pounds of muscle than they should have by doing too much cardio while in a deficit.
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