Briefly, I am trying to gain weight & muscle by eating alot & body building.I am doing very well & have a good balance of food/workouts.
I am gaining a good amount of muscle every week, with no fat gains.
However, I am doing weights 3 times a week & no cardio.I know this is bad but if I do cardio I am going to lose weight & I dont wanna lose weight I just wanna have a healthy heart.
Does anyone have any suggestions for exercises that will make my heart healthy without burning too much fat?
Remember, all exercise simply involves muscle contraction - if you are working hard enough to make yourself breath heavy, then you are conditioning your lungs alright. If you are referring to the mainstream idea that lower intensity "Cardio" burns "more" fat than higher intensity, that is actually a big misperception. I have posted a scientific study before in which they directly measure exercises effect on metabolism - the results show that although a higher % of fat is oxidized during moderate exercise, the basic physics still makes sense: the higher the intensity (energy expenditure per unit of time) - the greater the absolute amount of fat oxidized. So the authors of the study recommend those looking for the most fat loss will want to balance maximum intensity with safety. You can get just as winded doing your workout without breaks (or doing 100s of hindu squats) as you can jogging - it's all about muscle work. After all, what does "cardio" logically mean except increasing blood flow and heart rate - and these things are easily done anywhere even by intense isometric muscle contraction. The whole "you need cardio" meme is unscientific IMO, it sounds like you're doing fine - eating low fat vegan and working out hard will easily keep the heart healthy and strong - don't underestimate the superb design of the body when fed the biologically appropriate fuel