question on the IF:
I get up around 8 or 9 AM, then I like to do cardio (though I almost never do) in the morning. I fast then till around 4/5 PM, will have an apple and some kind of protein, go lift, then really eat afterwards. Is it really necessary to
a) do cardio as well as lifting on IF (I like to eat a lot)?
b) take a tiny protein shake after my morning cardio?
Okay guys need a bit of help..
I joined a gym this week and I have been going but I'm not exactly sure what I'm meant to be doing there, and what to eat and stuff. I got weighed in at 87.7kg and I'm 191cm tall with 16% body weight. My goals are to lose the fat off my stomach and to get bigger arms ya know..
So can anyone help me on what to eat, how often I should work out at the gym and what equipment to use. Would be rly greatful guys!
so, here it is:
monday - lifted
tuesday - lifted
wednesday - cardio afternoon/lifted evening
thursday - cardio afternoon/lifted evening
friday - cardio afternoon
saturday - *(lift)
sunday - *(cardio afternoon/lift evening)
*what I plan to do.
Is this over training, if I'm cutting? cardio is roughly 35 - 50 mins moderate; lifting is 45 - 60 mins hard.
I get burned out quick working out 7 days a week. I need at least 1 full day of rest from any type of strenuous exercise and I think my workouts benefit from it. By the time I head back into the gym on Monday morning, I'm waiting for the bitch to open at 5 or I'm ready to start lifting cars. I know that it doesn't feel right not exercising when you're trying to cut, but try trading in your workouts Sunday for a light walk and some yoga with a smoothie for dinner so you don't feel bloated from not working out.
If your gym has a sauna, go in there on Sundays, stretch lightly, and alternate three 15 minute sessions with a cold shower. Not only will you lose excess water weight and dead skin cells, but your muscles will loosen, you'll develop a greater range of motion, your skin will clear up, and the rise in heart rate from the shock of the cold water will give you a mini-cardio workout. Your body will say thanks.
Last edited by Glass Shatters; 12-01-2012 at 05:22 PM.