I am just getting back to the gym after a long break and I am confused by the conflicting information I am getting regarding low intensity cardio. I am spending around two hours a day in the gym and my main focus is on weight training. After I finish weights I spend the remaining time, usually forty five minutes, on the treadmill or elliptical. I have heard that keeping my heart rate around 120 (I am 33 years old) will help remove fat without eating away at muscle.
Since starting back to the gym I have read and been told that this is and is not correct? Would I be better off just doing weights and forgetting about the low intensity cardio for maximum weight loss without muscle loss? Any information would be appreciated.