On episode 007 of the #AskLiveLeanTV show, we’re answering 9 of your questions, including what HIIT exercise burns the most calories in a commercial gym?
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Ahmed Gamal El-Basuony on Facebook asks:
Hey guys, thanks for all your efforts. I have lost 30kg and am now 4.5% body fat. Now I want to build lean muscle, but I’m afraid to gain the fat back. I’m following a high fat, low carb diet, so I don’t eat a lot of carbohydrates. I follow the nutrition teachings of Brad, Mark Sisson, and Dave Asprey. Currently I have a bulletproof coffee every day before my breakfast and follow Brad’s meal plan. But I have 3 meals instead of 6 meals per day.
My question is, does intermittent fasting work for muscle building? Or do I just need to continue following a high fat and low carb diet to gain muscle? It’s important to me that I maintain a low body fat percentage. I’m not looking to gain muscle quickly, but I want to build as much muscle as I can without adding fat. To do this, do I have to be in a calorie surplus? Or can I do it at my maintenance calories? Sorry for the long question.
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@Agusdrd on Twitter asks:
Hello, is it ok to start the day with a tabata workout and keep on with normal training? Or would it be too much? Is tabata enough for weight loss?
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Question comes from Snapchat:
What do you guys think of pork rinds as a high protein low carbohydrate snack? Are pork rinds healthy?
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@KarlaGaytan42 on Twitter asks:
What is the difference of calories or foods on workout days against recovery and rest days? Should you eat less calories on non workout days?
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Amarilis Langley on YouTube asks:
I’m 45 years old. Usually in health magazines and YouTube channels the advice for losing fat/weight is for “young” people, and the before and after pictures reflects that. Is your 365 days a year, Live Lean approach for any age and gender? In other words, what are your thoughts on male and female fat loss over 40?
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Michael on Snapchat asks:
What HIIT exercise will burn the most calories in a commercial gym?
We normally don’t look at exercising just in terms of calorie burn.
However, this is a good question because it is important to get the most bang for your buck, during your workout time.
When you say “HIIT exercise”, rather than weighted or bodyweight cardio exercises, we’ll assume you mean cardio machines, including sprints, treadmill, stair climber, etc.
There are so many choices to pick from, however I do have a blog post titled, How Many Calories Are You Burning With Your Cardio.
This includes a list of the approximate calories a 125 lbs, a 150 lbs, and a 185 lbs person would burn in 30 minutes from doing each type of cardio.
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The amount of calorie burn depends on the following criteria:
Obviously the slower you go, the lower the intensity, thus the lower the calorie burn.
This is always a criteria to keep in mind when it comes to cardio, or any exercise, you do in a commercial gym or at home.
However, one of the best high calorie burning cardio machines is the stair climber machine, also known as the Stepmill.
Jump rope is another amazing calorie burning exercise.
The stair climber or stepmill is a cardio machine that has a rotating stair case, where you walk up the stairs, similar to an escalator.
The StairMaster is simply a brand of stair climber.
However, the StairMaster brand became so popular that people started calling all brands of stair climber machines, the StairMaster.
When it comes to cardio, the stair climber machine will kick your butt.
A 150 pound person would burn approximately 680 calories, in an hour, on the stair climber.
However, good luck staying on the stair climber for an hour.
When it comes to the stair climber, you have to build yourself up to staying on it for extended periods of time.
I remember when I used to have a stair climber competition with a girl back in Halifax.
I would always be amazed at how she could be on the stair climber for 40 minutes.
When I tried to stay on for 40 minutes, I’d quit after 15 minutes.
I eventually did build my way up to staying on for 40 minutes.
Jessica’s longest time was 45 minutes.
It was brutal.
I haven’t done the stair climber in a long time, but now I want to try it again.
I don’t typically recommend people just get on the treadmill, or any piece of cardio equipment, to see how long they can go for.
However, if you want to test your limits, the stair climber is a really good cardio machine to try.
You could use the stair climber as a:
If you’re going to do weight training and cardio in the same workout, complete the cardio workout after your weights.
The stair climber is a good cardio machine for a LISS steady pace cardio workout.
I also like it for intervals.
Bottom line, I’m okay with your getting on the stair climber for either a steady pace workout, as you build up to 40 minutes or as a quick 15 minute HIIT workout.
It’s also great for building up your calves.
This question has inspired me to get back on the stair climber.
@karlagaytan42 on Twitter asks:
I’m an athlete that does morning strength workouts everyday, then two and a half hours of soccer. Is that too much? How much is too much exercise?
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@Dex2Real on Snapchat asks:
Can you gain muscle mass while Living Lean? How much muscle can you gain in a month for natural men and women?
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@Learningisawes4 on Snapchat asks:
I hope I’m doing this right. On your next Q&A, would you explain what is Team Live Lean? For example, how does your Team Live Lean membership plan work, what do you get, how much does it cost?
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.