Hey I’m a noob here. A friend linked me the site and I really like it. LOADS of information here.
Ok, to start I’m 5’9" and 183 pounds. I’m sitting at roughly 17 percent body fat. (One of the trainers at Gold’s took my stats and I held this little device. It sent a small jolt through me and gave me that reading. I don’t know how accurate it is.)
My goals are to drop some weight (down to 170-175 or so) but more importantly just to lose fat and gain muscle. The main reason I’m doing this is to get into good shape so I can start doing Muay Thai kickboxing and eventually mma.
Now, I’ve browsed the articles and the t-dawg diet and the “fat to fire” workout. The science behind it all makes a lot of sense and I’m really pumped to get started. However, one thing I noticed was the lack of cardio.
Assuming I’m eating right (calorie intake, protein intake, etc.)and hitting the weights is doing 3 25 min. sessions of cardio detrimental to my efforts? I know that simply having muscle burns fat but if I go into that gym without much cardio it’s going to SUCK. If I need to alter my diet or exercise a bit I don’t care, I’m ready and willing to start busting ass.