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randallkevin private msg quote post Address this user
It's cutting time.

I love bulking and weightlifting, but I dislike cardio.

Any tips/tricks/rewards to make the cardio element of cutting more enjoyable?

Thoughts on when to put cardio into a solid 1.5-2 hour gym session?

Thanks!
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First question- why do you feel like you need cardio to cut? Cutting can (and should) be done primarily through calorie manipulation.
Second question- what are you doing in the gym for 2 hours? That’s poor use of time. -3X
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randallkevin private msg quote post Address this user
I got 3x a week for 2 hours and work 2 Uncle groups per session.

Isn’t cardio needed as well for cutting though? Alongside calorie (deficit) manipulation?
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But WHY are you spending 2 hours? What in the world are you doing that takes that long?? And no, cardio isn't needed and in fact shouldn't be added until you stop making gains with a calorie deficit. I'm not saying that conditioning work isn't important for heart and lung health, but it's not needed for fat loss, per se. -3X
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I would think two hours on a deficit is going to burn you out quick.

To answer your question about making cardio more enjoyable I'd suggest playing a sport... or if you have to I would suggest doing HIIT
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randallkevin private msg quote post Address this user
This is good advice. Thanks guys. So on a deficit, how would you recommend working out?

60 minutes 5x a week?
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I’d work out enough to maintain muscle. No idea what your routine looked like, so I can’t comment on “XXX number of minutes.” -3X
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randallkevin private msg quote post Address this user
eknight, I've cut my 2 hour workouts down to a more intensified 60-75 minute workout.

I've noticed an increase in my focus and feel like there is growth.

It's also easier to get to the gym for an extra day of the week (for me 4 instead of 3) when it is only for 60 mins.

Thanks for the tip.
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