Our expert says:
Sorry for the delay replying - it's been a crazy couple of weeks.
I think the key to changing the training is just to cut back on the weights and do more cardio. The bulk you achieved is the result of the weight training, and that comes from using heavier weights. Now, with your change in focus, what you'd need to do is cut down on the weight, go lighter but with more reps. And do it less often. Swap that ratio around - 30 min weights, 1 hour cardio.
That will also help with the love handles too, because that's just a consequence of storage of excess energy. So you might want to look at the diet here too, and make sure that your energy intake is not too large. This is a problem as we get older, that we store energy as fat and the only way around this is to manage energy in (diet) and energy out (exercise).
So my advice is to focus on the cardio, but in your weight sessions, go lighter, even as much as 50% lighter, but do a lot more reps.
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