My cardio seems to be depleting my legs. They look flat and stringy all day. Do you guys think cutting it out completely close to the show (maybe at peak week) will be enough time for them to fill out or should i start tapering down from like 2/3 weeks out (or would this just make me fatter)? Currently burning 500kcal in about 30mins on the stepmill ( without holding rails) everyday. I'm open to changing cardio machines if that will fix the problem but find this to be the most time efficient. Also intensity is quite high (average 175bpm); if this is relevant.
Training is currently Push Pull Legs arms (rest when i need it absolutely need it)
Cardio daily as stated during am in a fasted state
10k steps minimum
consuming about 1950kcal 200p 175c 30f
weighing about 154/155lbs and hoping to lose 2/3 more by 3.5weeks.