I was discussing nutrition, lifting, and cardio with a buddy of mine tonight…he mostly does cardio but has started lifting and he believes cardio is most important.
However, I feel we’re after different body types. He’s skinny 6’2" 170 and always talks about getting a six pack. I started out chubby, corrected my eating and now eat great and lift religously.
I have been progressing better than I thought I could. My goal is to gain lots of lean muscle mass and look aestectically pleasing and cut. My question is: What’s most important (if you had to rank them in order 1-3) eating, lifting, and cardio?
From my experience and knowledge from this site I say
what’s your opinion?
IMO you are absolutely right. You can build an incredible physique with just the first two on your list, the same can’t be said about #3.
I can simply eat clean and cut out carbs at night and lose fat, however I can do all the cardio in the world but if I’m not eating right my body composition doesn’t change.
Also I think weights are better for looking good and getting a ‘6-pack’. Cardio is somewhat catabolic, doesn’t increase your fat burning or metabolism much more than good old weight training, and it doesn’t put on LBM that increases your BMR. Also what is a 6-pack other than muscle??
For a really good physique you need a balance but cardio is definately the icing on the cake…pretty much useless without the cake itself![/quote]
not on Saturday nights at the sasquatch house. Anyway…
Arne–you are ridiculous in your assesment that 100% training covers all your bases. I read it hear and I stand by it’s simplicity and truth—
You can’t outtrain a bad diet.
But, like anything else–depending on current goals a little flip-flopping wouldn’t kill ya.