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jack1336jack1336 Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
Anyone know a solid cardio-muscle building exercises? Straight running, even HIIT cardio after weight lifting doesnt work. My focus im going for is abs/core. Specific reps/sets recommended please.

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  • wiigelecwiigelec Posts: 283Member Member Posts: 283Member Member
  • RobAS355RobAS355 Posts: 15Member, Premium Member Posts: 15Member, Premium Member
    To add to psuLemons response, get your macro ration figures out too if you want to make lean gains. But 100% progressive overloads focusing on compound exercise.

    Look up muscle for life fitness podcast. Has a podcast on every question you can think of I garentee it. And the podcaster has a book. I read it, it has completely changed how I train and I have made gains ever since. A very good tool for getting your head wrapped around training.

    Good luck
  • jack1336jack1336 Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
    I’m actually trying to loose fat. It’s not a lot of fat, but it’s still there. I’m trying to work on core muscles and abs.
    From the responses, while I appreciate it I don’t think I made it clear with my goal. I’ve been doing rope exercises.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,599Member Member Posts: 37,599Member Member
    jack1336 wrote: »
    Anyone know a solid cardio-muscle building exercises? Straight running, even HIIT cardio after weight lifting doesnt work. My focus im going for is abs/core. Specific reps/sets recommended please.

    Cardio is short for cardiovascular...it builds your cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular work isn't muscle building work. You need resistance training for that.
    jack1336 wrote: »
    I’m actually trying to loose fat. It’s not a lot of fat, but it’s still there. I’m trying to work on core muscles and abs.
    From the responses, while I appreciate it I don’t think I made it clear with my goal. I’ve been doing rope exercises.

    Work an established program from the link above...eat in a small deficit or maintenance and recomp. Focusing on core and abs doesn't spot reduce fat.
  • rileyesrileyes Posts: 1,315Member Member Posts: 1,315Member Member
    Core: hanging leg raises, planks, bird dogs, paloff presses... your core should be stable (not swinging and swaying) when performing these exercises.
  • daniworksdaniworks Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    I tried CrossFit and see if I could produce this kind of result since it includes a lot of cardio and lifting. Sadly it didn't work for me. I need to stick to weight lifting or resistance training alone.
    edited February 14
  • alexmosealexmose Posts: 216Member Member Posts: 216Member Member
    daniworks wrote: »
    I tried CrossFit and see if I could produce this kind of result since it includes a lot of cardio and lifting. Sadly it didn't work for me. I need to stick to weight lifting or resistance training alone.

    I wonder if anyone else tried this
  • Khartman6Khartman6 Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    You can train abs all you want. If your goal is to have a six pack, that's done with diet. Nothing else.
    edited February 15
  • rileyesrileyes Posts: 1,315Member Member Posts: 1,315Member Member
    rileyes wrote: »
    Core: hanging leg raises, planks, bird dogs, paloff presses... your core should be stable (not swinging and swaying) when performing these exercises.

    Anyone want to correct me if what I wrote was wrong? Like the person who disagreed? The OP said he was working on core muscles. I offered a couple exercises for core. Losing the fat was already made clear.
  • ecjimecjim Posts: 797Member Member Posts: 797Member Member
    rileyes wrote: »
    rileyes wrote: »
    Core: hanging leg raises, planks, bird dogs, paloff presses... your core should be stable (not swinging and swaying) when performing these exercises.

    Anyone want to correct me if what I wrote was wrong? Like the person who disagreed? The OP said he was working on core muscles. I offered a couple exercises for core. Losing the fat was already made clear.

    Your answer makes sense to me
  • Khartman6Khartman6 Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    rileyes wrote: »
    rileyes wrote: »
    Core: hanging leg raises, planks, bird dogs, paloff presses... your core should be stable (not swinging and swaying) when performing these exercises.

    Anyone want to correct me if what I wrote was wrong? Like the person who disagreed? The OP said he was working on core muscles. I offered a couple exercises for core. Losing the fat was already made clear.

    Some one disagreed with my post also. While they may disagree, the OP said he has fat to lose. Your not going to do that thru exercise. That is done with diet. So, I reiterate, you can train abs all you want, if your diet isn't on point, you will not get the six pack you desire.

    I couldn’t tell you the number of times people came into the gym and ask the very same question. Sad part is, the vast majority don't clean up their diet and just pound away in the gym for a week or 2 or 3, and give up because they aren't seeing the results they want
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  • jack1336jack1336 Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
    My main thong is to gain muscle. So I do a calorie surplus. However I want to be able to loose fat, I have bits and pieces of it (so to speak) on the sides (lovehandles) and i THINK in my chest (though I don’t know if that’s possible and I’m just over analyzing it). I work out 5 times a week (PHAT program).
    Though I feel like I’m bulking very slowly. Am I missing something? Is it Cardio? There are plenty of days where i seem skinny fat.

    PS
    Thanks for the core workouts rileyes! And yes I know six pack comes with all diet.
    edited February 17
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,826Member Member Posts: 8,826Member Member
    If you are eating in a surplus then you are gaining weight, a mix of muscle and some fat and most people lose their ab definition. After the gaining cycle they cut down to reveal the muscle.

    Maybe you are trying to recomp? Eat at maintenance to gain muscle and lose fat ?

    What are your stats?
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 474Member Member Posts: 474Member Member
    jack1336 wrote: »
    My main thong is to gain muscle. So I do a calorie surplus. However I want to be able to loose fat, I have bits and pieces of it (so to speak) on the sides (lovehandles) and i THINK in my chest (though I don’t know if that’s possible and I’m just over analyzing it). I work out 5 times a week (PHAT program).
    Though I feel like I’m bulking very slowly. Am I missing something? Is it Cardio? There are plenty of days where i seem skinny fat.

    PS
    Thanks for the core workouts rileyes! And yes I know six pack comes with all diet.

    If you are in a surplus then you are gonna gain fat and muscle. If you want to lose the love handles then a calorie surplus won’t achieve that.

    You need to decide what your priorities are.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,599Member Member Posts: 37,599Member Member
    jack1336 wrote: »
    My main thong is to gain muscle. So I do a calorie surplus. However I want to be able to loose fat, I have bits and pieces of it (so to speak) on the sides (lovehandles) and i THINK in my chest (though I don’t know if that’s possible and I’m just over analyzing it). I work out 5 times a week (PHAT program).
    Though I feel like I’m bulking very slowly. Am I missing something? Is it Cardio? There are plenty of days where i seem skinny fat.

    PS
    Thanks for the core workouts rileyes! And yes I know six pack comes with all diet.

    You don't lose fat in a calorie surplus...literally impossible. You will gain both muscle and fat in a calorie surplus which is why bodybuilders do bulk and cut cycles. They bulk to put on muscle mass, but they also put on fat...so they cut to lose fat and make that muscle mass visible and defined.
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