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    Basically I've been going to the gym for a while now, hardcore for about four-five weeks, and I'm pretty happy with where I am now (apart from my abs and lower back which need a bit more work, but I can deal with that without a lot of hassle). I want to switch my attention to cardio now, but I don't want to lose the strength/weight I've gained over the last few months. (Long term I want to get a bit stronger without any/much weight gain, but not for now.)

    So my plan is to do strength training twice a week (e.g. wednesday and saturday) and just keep doing the same routine I'm doing now, but not adding more weight.

    To give you an idea of what I do at the moment, I've been working out every day with alternating routines -- so with this new set up I'll do the first routine on the one day and then the second on the other day.

    Do you think this would work? Anyone got any tips?
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    Basically I've been going to the gym for a while now, hardcore for about four-five weeks, and I'm pretty happy with where I am now (apart from my abs and lower back which need a bit more work, but I can deal with that without a lot of hassle). I want to switch my attention to cardio now, but I don't want to lose the strength/weight I've gained over the last few months. (Long term I want to get a bit stronger without any/much weight gain, but not for now.)

    So my plan is to do strength training twice a week (e.g. wednesday and saturday) and just keep doing the same routine I'm doing now, but not adding more weight.

    To give you an idea of what I do at the moment, I've been working out every day with alternating routines -- so with this new set up I'll do the first routine on the one day and then the second on the other day.

    Do you think this would work? Anyone got any tips?
    If you don't eat above maintainance, you won't gain weight. If you don't give your body an adaptive stimulus (ie. lifting a weight you find hard), you won't get stronger. So yes, if you eat right and train right your scheme will work. Quite why you'd want to stop progressing I don't understand, but that's another issue.
 
 
 
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