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Losing Weight Without Cardio?

I go to the gym for about an hour everyday and dont have 20 minutes for cardio everyday with lifting. Is it still possible to lose weight without doing cardio?

I weight 180lbs now and im 5’8’’ and i eat around 2300 calories a day. im trying to cut down to about 165 and gain muscle

No. You could have a 500 calorie diet and you wouldn’t lose weight without also doing cardio.

I’m just fucking with you. If you have an appropriate caloric deficit and are training properly with weights, you will–of course–lose fat.

id imagine it wouldnt be as fast as with cardio. I was thinking of maybe going to the gym on saturdays and getting in a half hour of HIIT. For reps i do 12/10/8/6 and gradually increase weight. should i stay at one weight and just do high reps instead of gradually decreasing?

Like above said train hard and adjust diet accordingly. You can lose it just as fast depends on your diet. Add cardio only as needed if you have no time.

As for your program well more important at this point then those reps what are you doing??

Phill

My Training Log:

Squats
12/60lbs
8/70lbs
7/80lbs
9/90lbs

Incline Leg Press
12/145lbs
8/190lbs
6/235lbs

Leg Curl
12/90lbs
9/95lbs
6/100lbs

Seated Calf Raise
22/145lbs x 2
17/160lbs

Shrugs
14/40lbs
11/45lbs
10/50lbs

Arnold Press
14/25lbs
10/30lbs
5/35lbs

Lateral Raise
12/15lbs
8/20lbs
4/30lbs

DB Front Raise
12/15lbs
9/20lbs
5/25lbs

chest/tris

BB Bench Press
10/55lbs
6/70lbs
2/90lbs

Incline BB chest press
10/30lbs
6/40lbs
3/50lbs

DB fly
12/20lbs
8/25lbs
6/30lbs

Weight assisted dip
3x2, 4x2/55lbs

Tricep Press
13/60lbs
7/65lbs
5/70lbs

Close Grip Bench Press
12/20lbs
7/30lbs
4/40lbs

Back/Biceps

Deadlift:
5/110lbs
5/130lbs
5/140lbs
5/160lbs

Cable Row:
13/95lbs
10/100lbs
7/105lbs
5/110lbs

BB Rows:
10/50lbs
9/60lbs

Behind the neck Lat Pulldown:
13/90lbs
10/95lbs
10/100lbs
7/105lbs

1 Arm Rows:
11/50lbs
8/55lbs
7/60lbs

Standing BB Curl:
12/50lbs
5/60lbs x2

Seated DB Hammer Curl:
8/25lbs x2
5/30lbs

Standing DB Preacher Curl:
8/20lbs x2

[quote]lemon313 wrote:
My Training Log:

Squats
12/60lbs
8/70lbs
7/80lbs
9/90lbs

Incline Leg Press
12/145lbs
8/190lbs
6/235lbs

Leg Curl
12/90lbs
9/95lbs
6/100lbs

Seated Calf Raise
22/145lbs x 2
17/160lbs

Shrugs
14/40lbs
11/45lbs
10/50lbs

Arnold Press
14/25lbs
10/30lbs
5/35lbs

Lateral Raise
12/15lbs
8/20lbs
4/30lbs

DB Front Raise
12/15lbs
9/20lbs
5/25lbs

chest/tris

BB Bench Press
10/55lbs
6/70lbs
2/90lbs

Incline BB chest press
10/30lbs
6/40lbs
3/50lbs

DB fly
12/20lbs
8/25lbs
6/30lbs

Weight assisted dip
3x2, 4x2/55lbs

Tricep Press
13/60lbs
7/65lbs
5/70lbs

Close Grip Bench Press
12/20lbs
7/30lbs
4/40lbs

Back/Biceps

Deadlift:
5/110lbs
5/130lbs
5/140lbs
5/160lbs

Cable Row:
13/95lbs
10/100lbs
7/105lbs
5/110lbs

BB Rows:
10/50lbs
9/60lbs

Behind the neck Lat Pulldown:
13/90lbs
10/95lbs
10/100lbs
7/105lbs

1 Arm Rows:
11/50lbs
8/55lbs
7/60lbs

Standing BB Curl:
12/50lbs
5/60lbs x2

Seated DB Hammer Curl:
8/25lbs x2
5/30lbs

Standing DB Preacher Curl:
8/20lbs x2[/quote]

Well how bout you perform more reps during a workout. it is not uncommon to perform a lot of reps during workouts in order to burn more calories. Supposedly in the old days of bodybuilding, this was how they would get prepared for contests. here is an edt workout for this.
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459309