Cardio after weight training / Lean Bulk

  1. Question Cardio after weight training / Lean Bulk


    I was wondering something this morning...

    I'd like to add more cardio in my routine than I do now, want to increase it to 3-4 30 min / week.

    Since I prefer to do cardio AFTER weight lifting, would I be better to consume a protein shake + BCAA's between lifting and cardio sessions, or would BCAA's only be better in order to burn/limit fat?

    Thanks a lot,
    Red


  2. BCAA's are always a good idea. I would recommend either keeping the post workout cardio low to moderate intensity or consume some carbs in between if intenisty is high. IMO

  3. I would do the low intensity cardio and consume bcaa and shake afterwards. Keep HR around 65%MHR
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  4. Thanks man, but wouldn't eating carbs interfer with fat burning?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by jminis View Post
    I would do the low intensity cardio and consume bcaa and shake afterwards. Keep HR around 65%MHR
    Thanks, so nothing between actual workout and cardio session? Don't think I'll be in a catabolic state?
    (My weight lifting session usually lasts about 1h15)

    Red

  6. Just keep sippin' on BCAA's
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    Just keep sippin' on BCAA's
    Thanks man, I think I'll do that...

    Right after my actual WO is over, I'll go back to the locker and mix some BCAA's that I'll drink over my cardio session... Then a shake/carbs after.

    Thanks again for the replies guys, much appreciated

    Red
  8. 20 minute post lift HIIT


    Try the HIIT program. Warm up 2 minutes before and 2 minutes after you start . Here's how it works. You kill yourself for 20-30 seconds; bike, treadmill, running. 100%! Then coast at 20% for 20-30 seconds. Then go as hard as possible again 20-30 seconds. Do this sequence 10 times. You will be beat to **** and done in 15 minutes. 3 X wk. Try it....*****!

  9. Quote Originally Posted by BigTom View Post
    Try the HIIT program. Warm up 2 minutes before and 2 minutes after you start . Here's how it works. You kill yourself for 20-30 seconds; bike, treadmill, running. 100%! Then coast at 20% for 20-30 seconds. Then go as hard as possible again 20-30 seconds. Do this sequence 10 times. You will be beat to **** and done in 15 minutes. 3 X wk. Try it....*****!
    *****? pfffff!!

    I remember reading somewhere that HIIT cardio is hard on the muscle mass... maybe sipping BCAA would help greatly tho.. what's ur opinion on this?

    Thx bro
    Red

  10. Quote Originally Posted by redvision View Post
    *****? pfffff!!

    I remember reading somewhere that HIIT cardio is hard on the muscle mass... maybe sipping BCAA would help greatly tho.. what's ur opinion on this?

    Thx bro
    Red
    I concur with what everyone here is saying about sipping on BCAAs during the course / inbetween lifting and cardio. Maybe BCAAs mixed with gatorade?

    Also I think HIIT is actually supposed to be MORE muscle sparing than something like jogging for an hour....

    Anyone feel free to chime in on that and correct me if wrong!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by BigCasino View Post
    Also I think HIIT is actually supposed to be MORE MUSCLE SPARING than something like jogging for an hour
    Yes. I was under that impression as well; although, it is definitely a lot more demandng on the muscles.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by redvision View Post
    Thanks man, but wouldn't eating carbs interfer with fat burning?
    Not post workout, other than that just keep sipping those BCAA's during workout + cardio.
  

  
 

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