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    cardio - how much is too much?

    ok im wondering how much cardio somebody can do without burning muscle...

    and what what % of your max heart rate is the limit as to when you begin burning muscle tissue and become catabolic?

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    bump

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    There's so many variables to consider, it's not even funny.

    There's a solid opinion that for maximum "fat loss" you should maintaing 65% of your MHR for 45-60 minutes. However, there's evidence that intense cardio (even though it resorts to food storage while being performed) leads to greater fat loss throughout the day rather then just walking at 65% of your MHR.

    My advice, try both and see what you like better.

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    THR should be between 60%-75% of MHR.

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    Yea best thing to do is get a heart rate monitor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorestrength
    Yea best thing to do is get a heart rate monitor..
    do you wear ur monitor even if u go on machines that have a heart rate reading?

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    hmm nope lol because they don't have them at my gym.. I am not sure how accurate they are?? anyone else

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