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2008/05/14 17:42:56 (permalink)

do you need to do cardio to lose fat?

Just a quick question. When trying to lose fat it really comes down to you body being in energy surplus ie. calories in vs calories out. So im just wondering can a person lose fat and get to a low bodyfat% just by weight training and having a really strict diet?
I ask this because i find it hard to retain muscle mass and because of this i try to avoid doing cardio, could i successfully lose fat by just making sure im diet is really strict?
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    theiopener
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/14 17:50:11 (permalink)
    yes its possible and doable as well

    There are all different types of weight training though, you have circuit training, tabata to conventional weights. A mixture works well
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/14 17:59:57 (permalink)
    Im gona stick with my normal routine for a while and just start to slowly reduce calories, if idont see any progress doing this will then add cardio
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/14 18:01:52 (permalink)
    weight training is good for fat loss as well, noit as good as cardio and not as good as hit training but at the moment i am primarily relying on weights in my cut
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/14 18:36:25 (permalink)
    no,

    but cardio will help create a larger calorie deficit if intake is static

    weights during a fatloss phase is primarily to preserve muscle

    diet and cardio to strip the fat
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:29:57 (permalink)
    you wil lose fat in a calorie deficit period, whether you do this through cardio or just eating less calories its up to you, same principle.

    quick, get into the chopper!!!
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:39:08 (permalink)
    obv with the help of peds i know somebody who has done comp prep with no cardio at all
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:42:00 (permalink)
    meds???

    quick, get into the chopper!!!
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:42:42 (permalink)
    how did he place??

    quick, get into the chopper!!!
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:42:53 (permalink)
    i hope to god he meant meds as opposed to peds

    i do not think that peds will suitably enable you to lose weight
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:44:05 (permalink)
    1000!!!!!

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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:45:28 (permalink)
    meds yea gh test primo T3 etc cant remember what else, he came 2nd in th eover 40's - hes not new to competing, so anyway you can get in perfect condition without the cardio
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:45:53 (permalink)
    1000!!!!!


    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_2716699/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#2716729

    sorry couldnt be bothered starting a new un
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:46:38 (permalink)
    its late and im tired but i thought peds were performance enhancing drugs? ie meds anyway?
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:47:36 (permalink)
    ahh, that would make sense james, i had something completely different on my mind
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:48:08 (permalink)
    you make me feel less special!!!

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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:48:57 (permalink)
    my names james w as well!!!

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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:51:00 (permalink)
    haha, and im get-bigger too
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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:52:02 (permalink)
    i have more posts tho

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    RE: do you need to do cardio to lose fat? 2008/05/15 23:52:58 (permalink)
    youve been a member longer
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