I’ve been experimenting with my diet for the past few months, low carb, no carb, carb cycling accompanied by experimenting with high intensity cardio, steady cardio, heavy weights and medium weight with control and to be honest what I noticed is that the crazier the cardio, the more addicted I got, the more regular I did it thinking the more I did, the leaner i’d get but ultimately I ended up just losing muscle no matter how much protein I ate.
I then decided to stop any high intensity training and slowly introduced more carbs and went heavy with weights and sure I had a pump but it was fake and I just looked puffy and bloated.
I then just went back to doing one high intensity cardio day instead of 3 cardio days and then took an extra rest day which is now 3 sometimes (not always as I’m slightly addicted still)I allow myself to eat carbs in moderation without freaking out that I’ll get fat and now my body is recovering on time, my shape is slowly coming again and my puffiness has gone. I skip in between sets to keep my heart elevated and I’m not putting my muscles under any stress so it’s not ruining my recovery.
Moral of the story, you don’t need to do crazy cardio to get lean and you don’t need to cut out carbs.
It doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time and it really is a lifestyle you have to maintain but I like it and for me it’s a positive thing because it’s keeping me healthy #bodybuilding #abs #healthiswealth #gymmotivation #gym #fitnessmotivation