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    Cardio

    whats the right way of doing a my morning cardio to burn fat but preserve muscle

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    run on an empty stomach, and be around 70% of your max heart rate.

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    is it ok to do less than 20 minutes? sometimes that's all the time i have

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    Just get up earlier!

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    I got to be up in 5 1/2 hours for cardio..

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    just remeber to do only 60%-70% of your maximum heart rate (220-age - i think ), if you go over that you may start to break down muscle.

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    Cardio went good for me this morning, you are right geoneo

    To find your target heart rate....220-age * .6 or.7

    For me it is 220-25= 195 * .7 = target heart rate of 136.5 (136)

    This is at 70% of my max heart rate, range should be around 65-75% for 45 minutes on empty stomach and it is best to do in the morning and make sure to split your cardio and lifting up, do not do them together.

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    Just to reiterate, we just went over this in my personal fitness class. Cardio in morning on empty stomach at 70% MHR for 45min and youll be fine. Any more HR and youll burn muscle. I did a 5 mile ruck march this morning. It was just under an hour, I know I broke my own rules, but I gotta train like this.

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    is 45 minutes the optimum amount of time to shred the fat? I usually do 30 minutes(when i can), will the extra 15 minutes produce much better results?

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    15 extra minutes will increase your caloric expenditure and burn more fat. If you are doing cardio 4-5 days/week, yes, it will make a difference over the course of your program.

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