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WHen I lose these last 10 lbs how much cardio do I need?

20 30 or 40 minutes? and how many times a week? I will be weight training 4 days a week

Mon. Oct 8, 2:31pm

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It depends how many calories you are eating. If you only take in the amount of calories you need to maintain your weight, plus the number you burn doing weight training, then to maintain your weight you do not need to do any cardio.

If you eat more calories than you need to maintain, then you'll need to do the amount of cardio that it takes to burn off the extra calories.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 2:41 PM

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I'm in maintenance mode now and I go at it the other way around. I try to workout everyday and of course some days I can't squeeze it in or I feel like I need a rest.

Then I eat accordingly. When I was dieting, I aimed for "just a little hungry". Now I aim for "barely full" or if I get all the way to "full" for a day or two I aim for "almost full" to get back on track.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 2:51 PM

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I find this to be such an interesting question b/c I imagine everyone will have their own opinion (i.e., there's no 'right' answer or magic exercise formula for maintaining or even losing weight.) How much cardio are you doing now? Really, imo, if you just maintain your exercise routine (making sure to shake it up periodically) you can add back in more calories to maintain your weight.

I recently dropped 25 pounds and have kept it off doing the same amount of weight training as you describe along with a 15 minute cardio warm up - that's it. In my early 20's I dropped weight and kept it off by either walking 3 miles or doing aerobics a 4-5 times a week - I never lifted weights back then. In both cases, making sure I didn't slip back into my old eating habits was the bigger factor.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 2:59 PM

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My stomach is not very pleasant either. so here is a list of exercises i do every other day

-20 regular crunches

-30 bicycle crunches
prop up your legs parallel to the ground.
hands behind your head.
bring your left elbow to meet with your right leg. that's one rep.
go back to the starting position
then do your right elbow to your left leg.two. and so on

-30 "tabletop" crunches
prop your legs up parallel to the ground
hands behind your head
slowly drop your legs to the left.
go back to the starting position
slowly, HP0-J14 braindumps drop your legs to the right.
go back to the starting position
that's one rep.

-30 "push up" crunches
prop your legs up parallel to the ground
hands behind your head.
push your legs up straight into the air until your body is in the shape of an L.
go back to the starting position. that's one.

-30 hover crunches
rest your entire body on the floor, propped up on your elbows.
push your self up till your on your toes
hold for five seconds. HP0-A01 braindumps Thats one rep

-30 side hover crunches
rest your entire body on the ground propped up on one elbow.
push your body up until you are on the side of your foot
( i usually split these 15 and 15 with each arm)

-10 "pain" crunches(theres a reason i gave them that name)
prop up your legs straight up( you can use a desk or something, HP0-J15 braindumps
i had a hard time keeping my legs up ) bring your head and shoulders toward your legs then go back down
( i only do 10 cuz there really hard)

-15 squats

-20 lunges

and i try to doo one cardio exercise.
i usually
jump rope
or play a sport

also drink nothing but water, it helps flush away ecess pounds

hope i really helped! i know how you feel!

* 2 weeks ago

Saturday, August 22, 2009, 12:11 AM

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