Originally Posted by Bronkko
ok, im torn now. i have always done cardio in the 160-170 bpm but i have done quite a bit of reading that for fat loss its best to be @60%-70% bpm.
my diet is straightened out... eating approx. 1500 cals at 60/20/20
doing cardio @4 -5 times a week..
i want to preserve all muscle while shedding the fat.
am i wasting time with the less intense cardio vs the more intense?
i would think the more intense takes muscle and fat.
How much do you weight? 1500 kcals per day sounds very low. In about 200 lbs it is a muscle killer to eat less than 2000 kcals.
I prefer to do short periods of cardio with high bpm than looong tiring sessions with low bpm. Remember, in the end all that counts is the calories taken versus calories burned. Short periods of cardio with high bpm will not take away your muscles. Also, it will boost your metabolism better than low bpm workout. After a high bpm workout your body will "run" faster longer than after a low bpm workout. The exact time of doing the workout is not the ONLY time you burn calories.