I'm trying to lose weight and tone up. I got to the gym a few times a week for about an hour and a half at a time. I hate cardio and enjoy weights. I force myself to do about ten minutes cardio (not good, I know) and then spend the rest of my workout doing weights. Is this a bad move? I've been told this is going to give me to opposite effect than I want, bulking me out and not helping me lose weight at all.
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- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2015 20:45
- 23-01-2015 21:21
losing weight is just energy in vs energy out, you won't bulk just by doing weights if you don't eat enough and you wont lose weight if your consuming more calories when than you use. You technically don't even need to do much cardio to lose fat. If you want to lose both fat and gain muscle, you should eat less processed and saturated fats/sugars, while eating enough carbs and lean protein and do 10 minutes of cardio after an hour of weights.Last edited by DavidSilvaMCFC; 23-01-2015 at 21:25.
- 23-01-2015 21:47
You'd really benefit from reading the FAQ
- 23-01-2015 21:52
Doesn't matter if you lose weight or not, as long as you're eating only when you're hungry, and eating a sufficient amount during each meal
- 23-01-2015 22:12
You're spending too long in the gym mate, are you working out efficiently?
It takes me an hour at the gym, moderate-high intensity.
You are what you eat, so first and foremost, fix your diet. Managing it well will take the kgs off. However, measure your progress through the mirror and not the scales. Muscle is denser than fat so you may find you actually gain weight.
Walk into the gym with a plan. I suggest start out with a strength program and then from there you can branch out depending on your goals.
I'll recommend the 5x5 workout. Compound exercises are great for building a foundation of strength for your workouts.
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- 25-01-2015 12:01
Forget the word toned for starters
And if you wanna lose bodyfat, cardio is probably your best friend. (Or any activity which gets you out of breath and sweating).