My midsection is husky I guess you could call. I'm thick, but not like fat or overweight. I've maintaiend this for a while now. I used to run 2-3 miles every 3-4 days a week for around 2 months, I didn't show any significent loss of any fat.
so my question is if I should continue to do more cardio?
Because I right now I want to lift and bulk up. But I hear I might appear a bit fat/ and uneven because the muscles That I make will be hidden under my exisiting fat...
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Lift. Women do not bulk up unless they're on "less than legal" pharmaceutical enhancements. If you mix lifting with various forms of cardiovascular exercise (don't always run, you're body will naturally get used to this and burn less calories over time with repeated exercise) you will have a higher metabolism due to muscular confusion, more dense (but not bulky) muscle and if you're eating correctly will stay in a muscular anabolic state (vice catabolic, which will break down muscle, slow down digestion, and store bodyfat).
Also, a side note, watch what you're eating, (complex carbs are WAY better for you than simple carbs), maintain a sufficient caloric intake through 6-8 smaller meals a day for optimal metabolic rate, and try to cut out all carbs toward the evening time to avoid having "unused energy". I can not stress enough how important breakfast is as well. I have TONS of information regarding this topic from personal experience, many years of study, and I've personally trained several individuals who are stationed with me in the US Navy so feel free to message me for another form of contact if you would like more help.
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