Keep muscle while cutting?

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Hey I'm 14, 5'10" 180 pounds, I started last year at 210 pounds and got down to 160 last summer, now I started weight training and I'm 180, I want to get down to 160 because then il have 6-8% body fat, and have those abs ive always wanted haha anyway, I love weight training but i know to lose weight I have to do cardio, I was wondering can I continue weight training but add cardio but also cut down the calories? I take in about 2500-3000 calories a day and its enough to keep me building but not gain any fat, I was thinking about cutting down to 1200 because thats how much I lost to lose that weight from before, basicly I want to know if I cut the calories, add cardio and keep the weight training, will I lose the muscle? Also what should I do for cardio? I don't really know what to do for cardio because in the summer football was my cardio haha

Thanks!

Sean

p.s. if it matters il add my weight training scheduel:

Mon, Wed, Fri

Chest:
Bench press 3 x 6-10
Flat bench flyes 3 x 6-10
Dips (body weight) 3 x failure
Dumbell pullovers 3 x 10-12.

Back:
Seated pull downs 3 x 6-10
One-arm dumbell rows 3 x 6-10
Straight-leg deadlifts 3 x 15

Legs:
Leg press 3 x 8-12
Leg extensions 3 x 12-15


Calves:
Standing calf raises 3 x 10
Seated calf raises 5 x 15

Forearms:
Wrist curls (forearms on knees) - 4 sets, 10 reps
Reverse barbell curls - 4 sets, 8 reps
Wrist roller - to failure

Abs:
Machine 4 sets, 10 reps
Crunches with machine 4 sets to failure

Tues, Thurs, Sat

Warm up: Same as Mon., Wed., Fri., workout

Biceps:
Barbell curls 3 x 6-10
Seated dumbell curls 3 x 6-10
Dumbell concentration curls 3 x 6-10

Triceps:
Close-grip bench presses 3 x 6-10
Pushdowns 3 x 6-10
French press (barbell) 3 x 6-10
One-arm triceps extensions (dumbell) 3 x 6-10

Shoulders:
Seated barbell presses 3 x 6-10
Lateral raises (standing) 3 x 6-10
Rear-delt lateral raises 3 x 6-10

Calves , Forearms & Abs:
Same as Monday, Wednesday, Friday workout  

20 May 2010 06:00


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