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FrederickSebastian

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Hi all,

 

Though I am not a bodybuilder now, I have been for a good portion of my life. I would like to know if bodybuilding has a place in a CRON-dieter's life? Would 20 mins in the morning and 20 mins at night of moderate cycling be okay? I would like to have a cyclist's build, be 123lbs and have washboard abs for the rest of my life... I think that is a good weight BMI wise --> I am like 5'2" and need my body fat to be about 8% to see an eight-pack (which is what I'm going for, though I could settle for a six-pack). Can I do this? I am very excited about it and want to jump into a CR-diet right away, though I have read that it's better not to go "cold-turkey"... What do y'all think? Honest opinions?

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Fredrick, my idea of bodybuilding is not cycling, rather lifting heavy weights in some reasoned strategy.

 

Today there is crossfit which is pretty good and chalistenics, which are both much more healthier than modern bodybuilding, which is oriented toward getting freakyshly huge with the help of lots of PED (performance enhancing drugs like androgens, steroids, growth hormones plus miriads of unhealthy stuff).

 

40 mins cycling a day is absolutely all right, although I would also do some upper body exercises. If you practice CR and exercise you are probably going to look very ripped, albeit not tmuscular (depending on the entity of your CR). If you want eight packs you'd also better do a few hundred repetitions of mixed abs exercises per day. 

 

Also, but it is my personal opinion, six or eight pack are great on a muscular and ripped body, but they don't mean much on a very thin body.

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Okay maybe I'll do a little bowflex in addition to the cycling... I used to be able to do unlimited sit ups (quit out of boredom)... So, I don't think that'll be a problem... Thanks for the help... I'll start cycling later on this year...

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Keep in mind that most consider spiking IGF-1 and growth hormone to be counterproductive to longevity.  Anecdotally, big muscle men die young, NFL players and boxers have horrendous longevity although that may also be from the excessive head beatings.  One of the most famous examples of a muscle man that actually lived pretty long, was Jack LaLanne, but he slimmed way down after the first part of his life, and was a meticulously healthy eater (pesco-vegetarian).  He still worked out for hours every single day even late into his life.  But the kicker there is that he had a brother who lived 2 years longer (98) despite not doing any of the crazy exercise nut things that Jack did.  Jack also screwed up his joints from all this excessive exercise.  Good muscle tone is a good idea, but not "bodybuilding" per se.

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