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2004/03/12 18:36:54 (permalink)
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my routine

i doing frankie's 5 x 5 routine,going good after my first week,i do it tuesdays,thursday and saturdays.My question is this,my aim is obviously to increase my strength,but say 2 other days am i ok to do a 45 min cardio session? i want to try and lose a few pounds in my stomach,im quite happy with the rest of my body,its just my stomach that annoys me,im quite diciplined in what i eat,i just dont seem to lose any fat there.

Also if i dont ache the day after doing a workout,is this god or bad,i feel like im working to the max when im in the gym,just wondered what you thought.
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    kapper
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    RE: my routine 2004/03/12 23:14:14 (permalink)
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    The cardio would be a great idea to lose some excess lbs. Recent studies show that slow, long cardio sessions are better at burning fat than anaerobic training. If you are looking to burn stored fat that is the way to go.
    If youre not aching the day after your workout its probably because your body has adapted to your workout. Modifying your sets/reps and changing your weights accordingly will help to continuously work the muscles, pushing them to new frontiers. Eg)2 months doing 5 sets at 8-12 reps moderate weight (60%max) followed by 2 months doing 3 sets of 3-5 reps (75-95%max).

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    RE: my routine 2004/03/13 17:24:48 (permalink)
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    hey bigfoot, soreness after a workout is merely an indicator of progress, not progress itself. The point being, if your making gains relative to your goals then why worry about not being sore?

    hope this helps

    jp
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