[quote]Amit Sapir wrote:
Would love to know your thoughts on cardio for speeding up metabolism. Or best cardio to drop weight but keep strength.[/quote]
I think it’s really individual and depends on the person. Many factors are to be considered such as body type, diet (high carb/low carb), intensity of training, metabolic rate etc. I think that cardio has a place and time in most peoples diets but how much and what type (ex. HIIT or LISS) would depend on the individual.
If I had to generalize it I would say the best type of cardio to do in order to drop fat would be LISS (this also helps with active recovery from heavy weight training). Some people will good recovery abilities and people with a higher carb diet can deal well with a combo of both types. Something like 2:1 ratio of LISS:HIIT. Again, this is a generalization so the type and time of the cardio would need to be discussed on an individual level.
If you are looking for something more specific for yourself you can go into a bit more detail about what you want to achieve and what you’re doing right now so I can give you a more personalized answer.[/quote]
on this topic Amit
i currently dieting in order to drop from 15% to 5 % bodyfat and thinking what the best srategy should be for me…
im 204 pounds 5.9 and im going for 16 week diet endo -and a bit meso body
was thinking to have 3-4 cardio days mostly HIIT and focuse on training to drop bodyfat…
with 3-4 heavy days and 3-5 pump-secondary workouts ( meadows style)
thoughts and advice?[/quote]
I think when you’re trying to drop bodyfat (especially to somewhere as low as you’re aiming) then diet is always going to be the key. Your program doesn’t sound bad but I would probably do a mix of HIIT and LISS cardio. Doing only HIIT can definitely lower your performance in the heavy training sessions, legs for example.
The duration of the cardio session and the frequency should be adjusted according to your progress during the diet.