How many times a week do you LEAN BULKERS do cardio?
And for how long?
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LEAN BULKING, in most cases, is achieved by low to moderate caloric surplus rather than excessive surplus. Unless you have a need or desire for cardiac conditioning, cardio, in this application, is only a means to offset excessive consumption, via energy expenditure, and counter productive, IMO. Like I said, if you desire to engage in cardio for the cardiac conditioning, more power to you. Personally, I would rather control my LEAN BULKING by moderating my caloric intake rather than offsetting the excess. If I'm going to engage in 60 mins of cardio I want it to be burning fat. JMHO...to each, his own...
25-30 min 3X per week, 65%. mainly for health reasons.
Originally Posted by B5150
My feeling as well...although we all do need the health benefits
I'm one of those rare few who actually enjoys my cardio sessions, aside from the fact that it's of utmost importance to health and overall wellness. 5Xwk at a moderate 6-7 mph on the treadmill for 30min. during any of my bulking phases has always worked good for me. It lets me keep my abs a little bit longer, which are always the first to go.
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I wonder why some say cardio is of utmost importance to health... How do you figure that?????
Cardiovascular health. Most just try to "look" in shape, big difference than actually be well conditioned.Originally Posted by ss01
Exactly what I do. Beelz is obviously a pimp.Originally Posted by Beelzebub
Originally Posted by Blown
I didn't read the other posts so this might have already been said but I prefer to lean bulk by working out around 5 days per week and really splitting up the body parts, that way I am getting a lot of exercise during the week and it really sorta eliminates the need for the cardio, at least for us ecto's anyways .
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I think the best way to do cardio to enhance a lean bulk is anabolically.
In other words, use an EAA supp beforehand and keep sessions short and intense. Like, 15 minutes of sprinting 3-5 times per week. Doing something like this will give you a second "anabolic boost" aside from actual weight lifting. If your goal is not exactly to lose wieght, then cardio should be treated similarly to a workout with weights. I wouldn't spend my time *****ing around with 10 pound dumbbells therefore wouldn't bother with an hour long grandma jog.
EDIT: but then I guess it couldn't exactly be counted as cardio since it is anaerobic work.
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I walk in the morning with my heart rate monitor & ipod for 35-40min ~65%
I think you need a zero item in the poll options. Me = zero.
I'm with the surfer. I have a hard enough time adding LBM without the extra caloric expenditure.Originally Posted by silverSurfer
2-3x/week, 15 mins at 85% for conditioning. Hate running out of steam trying to carry added muscle around.
ideally i would do 1/2 hour of low intensity cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the AM on an empty stomach. Everyone blows this so out of proportion as a fast way to lose muscle, the only thing this method does for me is keep my metabolism ramped (read: kicks up anabolism as well, if calories are there) and also keeps me lean.
1-2x a week, normally 30-45mins fasted state.
Low intenisty for about 20-25min after my workout. Usually 3 times a week.