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    • Getting Cut Without Cardio


      by Ron Harris Iron Man Magazine

      I read the cover story about Ben Booker in the July ’10 IRON MAN and was particularly surprised that he maintains such low bodyfat year-round without doing a lick of cardio. When I had the chance to speak with him recently, Ben made it clear that it’s possible through a combination of his intense style of training, in which he takes all sets to failure, and a dedication to strict eating.

      “I don’t eat junk food, and I don’t consume any alcohol,” he stated. Booker feels that if more people would make that same commitment, they would be a whole lot leaner while doing a whole lot less cardio.

      “I see a lot of people using cardio to compensate for eating things they know they shouldn’t, as well as drinking on a fairly regular basis.” Not only would many of us be free from the drudgery of ample cardiovascular training, but chances are we would have more muscle to show for our efforts with the weights.

      “Particularly for those with a fast metabolism like me, cardio makes it very difficult to gain or even maintain size,” says Ben.

      So if you don’t particularly enjoy cardio—and most of us bodybuilders don’t—start thinking about simply eating cleaner and maintaining a faster workout pace with shorter rest periods between sets. You may find you don’t need anywhere near as much cardio as you think to be ripped, and you might also be pleasantly surprised to find yourself putting on new mass too. Sounds like a win-win situation to me

      Source: http://www.ironmanmagazine.com/site/...ithout-cardio/
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. _Nomad_'s Avatar
        _Nomad_ -
        No point in doing cardio when you are on juice and/or clen + HGH or peptides.
      1. carpee's Avatar
        carpee -
        Originally Posted by _Nomad_ View Post
        No point in doing cardio when you are on juice and/or clen + HGH or peptides.
        Ben Booker is natural... I think

        But yes it would be easier with juice haha
      1. Flabby's Avatar
        Flabby -
        “Particularly for those with a fast metabolism like me, cardio makes it very difficult to gain or even maintain size,” says Ben.
        /thread
      1. GuyverX's Avatar
        GuyverX -
        Makes sense.
      1. aLinux's Avatar
        aLinux -
        Originally Posted by carpee View Post
        Ben Booker is natural... I think

        But yes it would be easier with juice haha
        Nobody's natural with a physique like that, but he uses
        'them' well. Steroids are natural. Anything from this
        God given green Earth is pure natural - free the mind.
      1. yankinNcrankn's Avatar
        yankinNcrankn -
        Originally Posted by aLinux View Post
        Nobody's natural with a physique like that, but he uses
        'them' well. Steroids are natural. Anything from this
        God given green Earth is pure natural - free the mind.
        Not sure if he is natural but yes you can hold a low BF% year round I do it with a liquid caloric diet and high intensity training.
      1. aLinux's Avatar
        aLinux -
        Originally Posted by yankinNcrankn View Post
        Not sure if he is natural but yes you can hold a low BF% year round I do it with a liquid caloric diet and high intensity training.
        Exactly what I said, and along with the OP. With a steroid/juice cycle, of course its possible. No food diets going to get you there, you're crazy for thinking so.... unless you wanna retain a skinny and weak body.
      1. GuyverX's Avatar
        GuyverX -
        Originally Posted by Flabby View Post
        /thread
        The quote and your screen name being flabby made me laugh for some reason.
      1. KuJu's Avatar
        KuJu -
        Originally Posted by _Nomad_ View Post
        No point in doing cardio when you are on juice and/or clen + HGH or peptides.
        Except of course for the obvious health benefits of cardio - the balance in your fitness, improved heart health, improved lung capacity...etc etc etc etc......


        Unless of course you just want to be a wheezing lump of muscle that looks great standing still but can't make it up the stairs without a rest....