Originally Posted by Tyreas
Exercising for 30-60 mins does wonders for fat loss/leaning up. Any time after the 20-30 minute point is pulling from fat stores for energy. Up until the 20 min point(assuming a decent heart rate) I think you using glycogen stores(basically carb sugars) if I remember correctly. Been a few years since my college course but I think that's how it works.
I have both a treadmill and stationary bike in my apartment and 60 minutes flys by when you turn on the TV and play a game of Madden or something.
Something like that 5 days a week and it usually doesn't matter what you eat(within reason). You end up burning 3500 calories a day and eating maybe 2500. The weight and fat falls off and you lean up while mostly eating what you want. Avoid alcohol if you plan on sticking with anything. One wasted night and you fall off the wagon for 1-2 days usually.
Yes, it is correct that once you hit the 30 minute mark, that is when you enter the 2nd stage of cardio and start burning stored fat cells.
I've been doing 45-55 min everyday. I like to do 15 minutes on 3 various cardio machines, and/or jogging on the beach later on at night.
Ty, how do you burn 3500 calories??? Hell, even 1000?? I do 45 min of cardio, granted i'm not going full speed the whole time, but I am drenched in sweat by the time i'm done, and according to the machines I get about 150-200 or a little more per machine.
Man...I just got back from the gym. I've been asking a lot of questions lately and I've been getting SO much contradicting info from different trainers, nutritionists, and articles.
A few things such as...
My main goal right now, like I said, is to build definition and get more ripped than bulk up with more muscle. I have been told so many different ways that is supposedly the "right way." I have people telling me that doing more reps with less weight is the way to go, while others say that method is complete bullshit. Also, I have multiple answers on whether or not I should be taking creatine. Some say it is only for bulk, some say it helps get ripped as well.
I am going fucking nuts about it. I work hard as hell
. Been in the gym everyday for at least 2 hours, not overtraining, and I'm eating really well. I just want to do what is best for my work. Any forum brothers got anything to say about this?
Also, I have been told various ways that I should be taking the supplements I have.
If it were you, how would you take the following each day:
- 100% Whey protein
- BSN Syntha-6 Time release protein (such good shit)
- The casein protein and preworkout (jack3d) goes without saying.
I've been taking a multivitamin as well, any suggestions for the best kind of multivitamin?