i’m still cardio confused. i’ve tried HIT, slower and longer and also in the morning on empty stomach. my diet is very clean. i’m 45. no love handles. just a slight bit of lower ab fat. i’m 5’9.5 @ 185. i’ve lost 10lbs. i’m trying to gain muscle and lost some fat (i know, everyone is unless their massing out). i’d like to be 200lbs at 10-15% bodyfat. i just don’t know how cardio fits into this goal.
i do 20-30mins after w.o. 5xper week. mostly eliptical because of knee pain on treadmill. i don’t do stationary bike very often. my heart rate is usually around 135 on non-hit days and then up to 150 on HIT days alternating higher intensity and lower every 30 or 60 second intervals. i don’t want to lose muscle (yes, keep up the eating and protein). at my age i do also want some cardiovascular training and feel that the higher heart rate aids this.
new to this board. sorry if this is too long. hope it is the right place to post. thanks guys.