how much cardio is to much cardio?

  • afternoon everyone!

    quick question on cardio.

     

    started the body for life program today, i want to get up in the morining before work and do cardio for 30 mins 3 days a week, then when i get off work go to the gym and do my workout on days that i need to lift, is this to much cardio?

  • I never do more then 25 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical, 3x per week.

  • I don't think it's too much.  I would only do the recommended amount of HIIT but then add on after that if you want. I usually add an additional 20-30 min of reg cardio after my high intensity interval training. Just don't do anything that will burn you out

  • Why are you doing it?  For weight loss or to build stamina?  If you're going to do cardio on the same day as weights, take at least a 6 hour break, so you get the most out of weights.  HIIT is the way to go for weight loss, but I would only recommend that 3 days a week on non-lift days.  You can do it as you planned, but I would make it slower paced cardio to build stamina.  Good luck!

    -Mike