Due to a busy work schedule and lots of travel I have not been able to work out except for my belly for the past 6 months. Now that I have a set schedule with no travel and my mom telling me I’m getting fat and starting to get a beer belly, I am turning to Magnum forum members for help once again.
I just started to get back on routine last week and started doing 200+ push ups, and 200+ sit ups everyday to get my body going before i hit the gym this week.
Now my question is on cardio…
Before, my routine was running on the treadmill at the gym for 3 miles running at 8mph. I’ve read that running constantly at the same speed messes with muscle growth.
But, after reading bunch of forums, many have suggested sprinting. So last week i started to sprint outside my place and boy is it a hard workout. I would sprint about 230 meters and then walk/jog (mostly walk) for 300 meters. I would repeat that for four times. My first sprint would take me low 30 seconds, but my third and forth will take me from mid to high 40 seconds. So all in all, I would sprint about 0.6 miles and walk/jog about 0.9 miles for a total of 1.5 miles. I believe i read that sprinting makes you lose fat faster?
My goal is to get back in shape and go back to the gym 3-4 (i only lift weights only at the gym) times a week. I know if i keep on doing any cardio method, I would reach my goal of getting back in shape. But, my question is, which method do you guys recommend for a regular joe (I am 5’10", 170 pounds) to get back in shape?
If you pick sprinting, is sprinting 0.6 miles enough?
Thanks for your help everyone! Really appreciate it.