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    Cardio Q :(

    If im on gear Prop/Tre/Eq/Var =/
    can i increase the intensity of cardio w/o increasing muscle loss?

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    What do you mean by "intensity"? Like duration, your heart rate?

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    Why would you want to?

    Being that at a heart-rate too high to burn fat, it doesn't matter what you are or are not on, you still are not going to burn fat.

    See what I mean?

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    Increasing your intensity above the fat burning zone will slow your lean body mass gains from the cycle.

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    yeah im aware of the concept of fat burning zone as well as a calorie deficit, but i figured since AAS helps w/ nitrogen balance it can preserve lean body mass during strenoius conditions therefor i was woundering if heartrate could be increased 5-10% to increase calorie expenditure and still retain the same fat burning properties... see what im gettin at?

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    Where the zone of burning fat does not change. Your ability to maybe lower cals and up cardio does change. By upping the cardio perhaps you could do 60 mins/day instead of 45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    yeah im aware of the concept of fat burning zone as well as a calorie deficit, but i figured since AAS helps w/ nitrogen balance it can preserve lean body mass during strenoius conditions therefor i was woundering if heartrate could be increased 5-10% to increase calorie expenditure and still retain the same fat burning properties... see what im gettin at?
    No it won't do that.

    Your body still uses fat as fuel in a body-specific heart-rate range. Gear does not change that percentage "setting".

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    If im on gear Prop/Tre/Eq/Var =/
    can i increase the intensity of cardio w/o increasing muscle loss?
    I'm glad you asked this question..because I just assumed the same thing...

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    One may be able to go for a LONGER DURATION at the correct fat burning H.R. w/out any negative sides (catabolism), but the actual H.R. that is responsible for mobilizing fat stores to energy expenditure does not change.

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