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This is Casey Miller and here is your fitness question of the day.I'm on a significant calorie deficit but still want to improve my cardio is that possible?
is a good question, if you are on a significant calorie deficit and
want to improve your cardio this will be more challenging but will
depend on your exact goal.
Lets take a look at a couple goal examples:
Goal 1: Running 10 miles
a day will be very challenging because you will lack calories,
specifically carbohydrates, which you will need to complete this
distance and duration.
Running sprints 3-4 times a week. This will still be challenging
because you will still lack enough calories to complete a high intensity
workout but it may be easier than running 10 miles.
I think you would really want to take a step back and look at what your ultimate goal is.
Is it losing weight or improving performance, generally you cannot have both.
If your goal is to lose weight, I would first start by finding your RMR and consuming around the amount of calories that is given.
your goal is to improve performance, you will need to consume enough
calories that will allow you to complete your workouts without feeling
Once again, it really comes back to what your main focus is.
can still lose weight and increase your cardio at the same time as long
as you are still consuming enough calories to do both.
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