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Same session resistance and cardio. Catabolic?

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2011/03/14 22:13:28 (permalink)

Same session resistance and cardio. Catabolic?

I've been searching for the last half an hour and it seems there are many mixed views on this subject.  

Basically I visit the gym 6 days per week and always combine resistance training with cardio.  When doing resistance training I always train to failure and have a spotter to help me throw in some negatives normally where I can.  Basically it's always very intense.  After this I then run 5K over 30 mins on the treadmill, the theory being that I'm in a glycogen depleted state and should burn fat directly.

This is all well and good but I've read a lot of experienced guys on here writing about it being better to separate cardio and resistance training as it can be catabolic if done together.

So, I guess the question is: which is best? Combining or separate?  Does anyone have positive experiences with either?

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    danchubbz
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    Re:Same session resistance and cardio. Catabolic? 2011/03/15 06:55:53 (permalink)
    if your diet is in check I doubt you'll go catabolic but u might want to consider different approaches.

    If u want to long(ish) bouts of cradio after intense weights maybe drop the intensity back, or if u want to keep intensity up do some HIIT or complex's after your weights but keep it between 5-10 mins
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    Re:Same session resistance and cardio. Catabolic? 2011/03/15 07:51:42 (permalink)
    How long have you been training in the above way and how are you going towards your training goals? If you happy with your progress then job done carry on for now.  If it ain broke....

    If not you could try and make a change. Danchubbz suggestions are a good start for sure.

    As for going 'catabolic'. You will be but that technically thats the case duirng an training, dosn't mean you will be loosing or 'buring' muscle. You just may not be building it as efficiently as you could.
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    Re:Same session resistance and cardio. Catabolic? 2011/03/15 13:05:37 (permalink)
    Cheers guys.  I have sensed that I have been losing muscle but my training partner reckons that I'm maintaning pretty well and that any perceived loss in size is mainly due to fat loss.

    I think I'll carry on as is for now like you say: if it aint broke don't fix it.
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    Re:Same session resistance and cardio. Catabolic? 2011/03/15 13:49:33 (permalink)
    Yeah, to reterate what's already been said.

    There are constantly evolving and conflicting opinions on what does what and how. As general rules we can apply these theories to create maximum efficiencies after trial and error with our own complex and very individual bodies.

    Fat loss / burning is about the most contended issue of them all, HIIT, SSCV and creating maximum temperature (that means training at 90%+ HR!) are all claiming to be the latest thinking.

    I would say, try it. If it works do more of it. If it fails, do something else.

    Finally, I mix things up a bit and even do a day a week where I do 20-30 miles running / cycling or on some machine for an hour or two.
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