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2004/02/07 15:17:12 (permalink)
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Please help with definition

I am looking for the right way to train for definiton. I have mass thanks to all the great advice I have received on here. My diet I believe is good. Now i just would like help with reps, times per week I should work out, and should I start doing cardio(just dont want to lose muscle).
My diet is usually Breakfast - Eggs, Lunch - Tuna or Chicken, Dinner - same as lunch plus hard carbs, and I take 3 protein shakes in between. Any Advice from experience would be great thanks.
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    GoldenArrow
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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/07 16:35:32 (permalink)
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    Carry on what you're doing, but add cardio and cut carbs and fat down from your diet.
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/07 22:04:00 (permalink)
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    Training style has nothing to do with getting defined, thats just lowering bodyfat.

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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/08 15:44:00 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by GoldenArrow

    Carry on what you're doing, but add cardio and cut carbs and fat down from your diet.


    Be careful saying that because this fellow might read it in the wrong context and nearly (or completely) omit these things from his diet. I did this and lost a ton of muscle (10kg or so) because I didn't know the right way of doing this. I grossly underestimated the amount of calories needed to achieve fat-loss.

    Go the the Diet & Nutrition forum before changing your diet mate.
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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/08 19:14:44 (permalink)
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    Yup good point, down but not out! I find lowering carbs best for fat loss, I still get a fair bit of fat in, although I don't go looking for it..
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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/09 01:48:55 (permalink)
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    thanks for the help. My main concern is starting cardio. I know if
    done wrong it can lead to muscle loss.
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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/09 15:18:36 (permalink)
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    Best thing with cardio is to minimise muscle loss you need to keep the intensity VERY low (easy powerwalking level of intensity as a guideline). This will keep your fat burning efficiency high and avoid tapping into muscle glycogen and then muscle protein for energy. I'm doing just that at the moment (read my journal if you like for more detail). Keep protein high and take protein before and after cardio and you will minimise any muscle loss. The secret to reducing bodyfat and keeping muscle diet wise is to gradually lower your body's calorie intake so that it doesn't go into starvation mode and to increase your low intensity cardio work IMO. If you reduce calories gradually to drop by 500 a day total (i.e from 3000 to 2500 per day) and increase your low intensity cardio to an extra 500 calories a day then you can comfortably lose easily 2-3 Ibs per week but without Muscle loss.
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    RE: Please help with definition 2004/02/10 06:17:43 (permalink)
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    Cashman, I thought HIIT was the new thing around here for minimal muscle loss?
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