Originally Posted by dfv2
just fun facts, many of the top amateur guys I know that cut for shows don't bother with cardio, they run intermittent fasting or keto diets. Ultimately the key is a caloric deficit for the WEEK (not necessarily per day) and LOW blood sugar thus low insulin levels for 16-18 hours a day average.
Cardio is a dumb way to reduce net caloric intake for a day, and is often counterproductive when done by noobs.
+1...the body builders from DePapes (Gym I trained at for awhile) would do it all of the time before competition. Forgot about that one.