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ballet4ever 04-01-2005 09:06 AM

cardio question
 
I finally (hooray!) weigh exactly what I want to weigh at this point. I have lost my baby weight simply by doing ballet and pilates. I really would like to start including some cardio but do not want to lose any more weight. ( I want to look healthy, not skinny.) Do any of you know how much cardio, i.e., cylce, running, I could do per week with my ballet and pilates where the muscle attained from that would balance out the weight lost from cardio and I'd stay at my current weight? TIA for any advice! Best wishes to you all! Hill'y

Naxis 04-01-2005 09:11 AM

Re: cardio question
 
That varies from person to person depending on metabolism and genetics. You will have to gauge how much you need to do to maintain based on whether you lose more weight (or gain). But for health, 30 minutes 2-3 times a week for maintenance is about right. Doesn't have to be high intensity. Just enough to keep your heart rate up.

SammyT 04-01-2005 10:04 AM

Re: cardio question
 
dont do ur cardio in the morning be4 u eat...that causes weight lose. jsu twhenevr during the day should be fine:)


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