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I Need Help Loosing Body Fat


Im 16 years old and have been working out for the last 2 years and have put on a good amount of muscle. My only problem is I have always been a little fat and now that its the summer I really need to burn some of my fat. I know diet is a big part in loosing fat but what is the best way to do cardio? Short and Intense or long and slow? Sprinting or jogging? ect. also I dont want to loose any muscle while burning fat cause that would really suck.

Btw im 5'8 and weigh 190ish with 20 percent bf and I like to be at 10 percent within the next year. So what has worked for you guys and what do you think i should do?


I think you should look up some of the articles on loosing fat. There are many great fat loss programs on this site, many with diet and exercise.

However, when you use the search function, you have to enter “losing fat” because some moron mis-spelled loosing.


[quote]Arms Afire wrote:
when you use the search function, you have to enter “losing fat” because some moron mis-spelled loosing.[/quote]

Yah big dick Arms Afire


I"m using the guidelines set forth by CT in http://www.tmuscle.com/readArticle.do?id=1499282, and it seems to be doing a pretty good job for me so far. I’m also following his carb cycling regimen for ectomorphs losing fat: http://www.tmuscle.com/readArticle.do?id=811783.

The only difference is on the days CT suggests complexes, I’m using the complexes that Cosgrove put out in http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/complexes_for_fat_loss...as a warning, I’ll tell you these sure as hell are not for the faint of heart…

HIIT and sprinting are probably your best bets for major fat loss and are my personal favorites. Since you’re just starting the cardio, I’d suggest the HIIT and working your way up to sprints. Slow cardio is also great for not only a little bit of a burning boost but also recovery from a tough leg day.


Thanks for the advice CornSprint


No problem, good luck with everything!


Tabata is supposedly great for fat loss. It’s quick and easy. Admittedly, I’ve not been using it long enough to tell you how it’s worked for me.