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Maintaining Size

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2009/07/22 16:41:54 (permalink)

Maintaining Size

If you decided you wanted to more-or-less maintain your currently level of muscle mass and not increase it (although being happy to make subtle and slow gains in mass and clearer gains in muscle definition/separation) whilst also losing some excess fat.. what would be a good routine?
I'm thinking one body part per day for 9 sets, followed by 30-45 mins cardio.
Would this be enough to maintain without much increase? Or is the main thing how much you seek to increase weight in your sessions?
Also, if you find cardio so boring that the only way you can do it is by never doing more than 10/15 mins on one machine before jumping on another (like 10 mins cross-trainer, 15 mins bike, 10 mins rowing) and you go straight from one to another without this still going to work properly? Or are you going to lose out by changing which movement you're doing just when it's starting to burn and get uncomfortable?

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    Re:Maintaining Size 2009/07/23 07:31:32 (permalink)
    Maintaining size is more of a nutritional issue than a physical one..

     If you choose any routine but only consume maintainance calories,you won't be in a calorific surplus to grow...

     As for the cardio-If you do interval cardio(HIIT),it would lend itself more to changing machines..
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    Re:Maintaining Size 2009/07/23 08:00:27 (permalink)
    As above will be more down to nutrition, if youre consuming around the same amount of cals as youre expending then you will stay pretty much the same, provided youre training stays.

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