Cardio while bulking?

  1. Cardio while bulking?


    Im currently bulking, I never really cut im an ecto hardgainer. I really need to strengthen my heart and cardiovascular system. I want to do it without compromising my gains while bulking. Could someone tell me whats the best cardio routine i could do weekly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anabolic Monkey View Post
    I want to do it without compromising my gains while bulking.
    then you will need to eat even more, to make up for whats burned in cardio. As far as best routine, doing 16 min of HIIT 3x a week would be super
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  3. thanks, could you explain the best way of doing this hiit? Would it be something like sprint 30 secs rest a min, repeat for 16 mins? What should i work up to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anabolic Monkey View Post
    thanks, could you explain the best way of doing this hiit? Would it be something like sprint 30 secs rest a min, repeat for 16 mins? What should i work up to?
    yep, look for Tabata sprints, and try and follow that. you may start even lower, maybe 10 minutes. Its really harsh to start with. Try and increase it 1 extra "set" each week, and I wouldnt do more than 24 min of it. Once you get to where you can do that, you are in pretty decent shape
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  5. thanks alot easy

  6. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    then you will need to eat even more, to make up for whats burned in cardio. As far as best routine, doing 16 min of HIIT 3x a week would be super
    Why? I prefer low intensity cardio for 20-30 minutes 2 or 3 times per week. Something as simple as walking at a brisk pace on a treadmill will do.
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  7. no cardio if u wana bulk
    try DCP wile bulkin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royd The Noyd View Post
    Why? I prefer low intensity cardio for 20-30 minutes 2 or 3 times per week. Something as simple as walking at a brisk pace on a treadmill will do.
    well, if he's looking for cardiovascular conditioning the tabata sprints are the fastest and most effective way to raise performance. Actual studies done on it
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    no cardio if u wana bulk
    try DCP wile bulkin
    This will make it more difficult to lose fat once he decides to cut. Assuming some day he does.


    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    well, if he's looking for cardiovascular conditioning the tabata sprints are the fastest and most effective way to raise performance. Actual studies done on it
    True.
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  10. [QUOTE=Royd The Noyd;1792771]This will make it more difficult to lose fat once he decides to cut. Assuming some day he does.




    could u please explain how it would be harder to lose fat when he dose cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royd The Noyd View Post
    This will make it more difficult to lose fat once he decides to cut. Assuming some day he does.




    could u please explain how it would be harder to lose fat when he dose cut
    Sure but I'd essentially be regurgitating the words of Lyle McDonald and the guys at Scivation. So from the Lean Mass Diet:

    The Importance of Year Round Cardiovascular Training
    Endurance A.K.A. cardiovascular training improves the heart’s ability to
    pump blood and increases oxygen uptake into cells. A “fit” person also burns
    more fat at rest and during exercise than an unfit person. Bodybuilders use
    cardiovascular training mainly as a means to increase caloric expenditure
    thereby increasing fat loss or decreasing fat gain. By doing cardio year round youwill increase your body’s capacity to burn fat at both rest and exercise. Let’s
    discuss what type of cardio to do.
    Low-Moderate Intensity Cardio on Weight Training Days
    As stated in the intro, bodybuilders primarily use cardio as a means in
    increase their caloric expenditure (Cardiovascular training has a TON of other
    health benefits, but we will not touch on those benefits here). The use of lowintensity
    cardio, done either pre or post weight training, allows one to burn more
    calories while not hampering recovery. Low-intensity cardio is not as strenuous
    on the body as high-intensity cardio or high-intensity interval training (HIIT). It
    would be very hard for someone to complete a HIIT session pre weight training
    as it would decrease your performance when lifting weights or to complete the
    session post weight training as it would be very fatiguing.
    We want to keep the body healthy and injury free. If you get injured then
    your workouts will suffer or cease altogether. Therefore, I feel it is more practical
    to perform low to moderate intensity cardio on weight training days. Now one
    could perform their cardio separate from their weight training, but for most that
    would mean two trips to the gym, which is impractical; Hence my
    recommendation to perform cardio pre or post weight training. While trying to
    gain lean mass, I recommend doing 20 minutes of low-intensity cardio done postworkout.
    Whether you choose to do your cardio pre or post weight training is a
    personal preference. Remember, your main goal is to hit it hard in the weight
    room. If doing cardio pre weight training decreases your performance then it
    would be better for you to do it post workout. If you find that you are too tired to
    do cardio post weight training or simply find you become too bored and enough
    do not finish your cardio session, it would be better for you to do your cardio pre
    weight training.
    In addition, you could also do your cardio on your off days instead of pre
    or post workout. In this case I recommend doing 30 minutes in the morning.
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  13. I hate when I went through this problem

  14. [QUOTE=Royd The Noyd;1795092]
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post

    Sure but I'd essentially be regurgitating the words of Lyle McDonald and the guys at Scivation. So from the Lean Mass Diet:

    well iread those articles
    and thank God that i dont have to do cardio
    they arnt full of anything new
    i know that i need to eat more than i spend to grow
    but if u guys could brake thes articals domw to get a fuller understanding
    that would be great

  15. EasyEJL, that article was a good read..thanks
  

  
 

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