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Suzqtraining
05-29-2006, 06:39 PM
Hello,

My question is how many calories should I be intaking? :confused: My goel in working out is to focus on body buliding so my workout are intense. I work out everyday for 1-1/2 hrs (weights 3-4 times a week and cardio 2-3 times a week. My wt is 128lbs I am 5"8 w/ %19 body fat. Also what is so confusing is how many calories do I burn through out the day (when I am not working out)? They say everyone is diffrent so is there an average?

Thank you! :train:

Erik
05-29-2006, 06:55 PM
Is the primary goal to gain muscle or to lose fat?

Oh, and no one needs to train for 90 minutes.

CraveMuscle
05-29-2006, 06:58 PM
I can say from personal experience that I only tore myself down from lifting for that long of a session.

Suzqtraining
05-29-2006, 07:00 PM
I dont want to lose anymore wt ....I want to gain more muscle. :train:

CraveMuscle
05-29-2006, 07:00 PM
then you can't overtrain.

Erik
05-29-2006, 07:00 PM
You can assume 15x TBW is an assumed maintenance so take that add 10-20% and start there. Assess what's happening every couple weeks and adjust accordingly.

CraveMuscle
05-29-2006, 07:01 PM
also, how intense, and for how long is your cardio?

Suzqtraining
05-29-2006, 07:03 PM
Well I just recently cut my cardio down because I was losing too much weight. So now I train 2 times a week 1hr each time. And I warm up the other days for only 10min before I do my workouts.

Erik
05-29-2006, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by Suzqtraining@May 29 2006, 03:03 PM
Well I just recently cut my cardio down because I was losing too much weight. So now I train 2 times a week 1hr each time. And I warm up the other days for only 10min before I do my workouts.
Why are you doing hour long cardio sessions if your goal isn't to lose fat, but to gain muscle?

Suzqtraining
05-29-2006, 07:37 PM
Well I want to keep my cardio up...I hate the way it feels when you cant run a mile or walk up stairs without getting tierd...so thats why I do the cardio...should I cut it down? :confused:

Erik
05-29-2006, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Suzqtraining@May 29 2006, 03:37 PM
Well I want to keep my cardio up...I hate the way it feels when you cant run a mile or walk up stairs without getting tierd...so thats why I do the cardio...should I cut it down? :confused:
Yes

Tony
05-29-2006, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Suzqtraining@May 29 2006, 02:37 PM
Well I want to keep my cardio up...I hate the way it feels when you cant run a mile or walk up stairs without getting tierd...so thats why I do the cardio...should I cut it down? :confused:
It won't take much cardio to maintain the fitness level that you've described.

janey
05-29-2006, 08:15 PM
I hate the way it feels when I do cardio, can I cut it down as well? :unsure:

Erik
05-29-2006, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by janey@May 29 2006, 04:15 PM
I hate the way it feels when I do cardio, can I cut it down as well? :unsure:
I thought you were only doing 4 minutes twice per week as it is.

strongchick
05-29-2006, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Suzqtraining@May 29 2006, 03:37 PM
Well I want to keep my cardio up...I hate the way it feels when you cant run a mile or walk up stairs without getting tierd...so thats why I do the cardio...should I cut it down? :confused:
I've got the same goal. The way I see it, you have to concentrate on ONE goal at a time. Cut down the cardio for now, and as you reach your goal, add some back in.

You don't have to cut it all out, but definitely reduce.

janey
05-30-2006, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 03:16 PM
I thought you were only doing 4 minutes twice per week as it is.
4 minutes! :lol:

5 minutes but who's counting.... :unsure:

Suzqtraining
05-30-2006, 02:53 AM
Thanks I will try it out. :train: