Looking for anyone’s feedback about the proposed weekly routine, especially if anyone has tried anything similar.
Had been around 190 lbs, having gone on an all out bulk for a year and put on a little excess fat. Since then, I just want to trim off and reveal the fruits of my labour. Although it gets a lot of bad press for ‘muscle wasting’ and making you ‘skiny fat’ , cardio has always been important to me and I’ve always felt much better with it in my routine- more energised, athletic and ‘fit’.
The plan is to follow an article from John Berardi’s homepage about how he trains off-season anaerobic athletes. The program involves a weights split of push/pull/legs and 3 separate days of HIIT cardio (row,cycle and run), i.e.
Day 1 - Resistance Training (Upper Body - Pushing Type Exercises)
Day 2 - 30 minutes of Anaerobic Interval Training (Rowing)
Day 3 - Resistance Training (Lower Body)
Day 4 - 30 minutes of Anaerobic Interval Training (Cycling)
Day 5 - Resistance Training (Upper Body - Pulling Type Execises)
Day 6 - 30 minutes of Anaerobic Interval Training (Running)
Day 7 - Rest
I’ve been on this for about 10 weeks now, and have cut down about 10 lbs, happy with the results. But reading around this website (admittedly the bodybuilding forum mainly) and others I’ve gotten the fear of cardio, as if it’s going to turn me skinny-fat. Does this look like a sensible way to approach trimming down into single figures body fat to you, whilst retaining muscle mass?