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    when to do cardio


    from what i have read you are suppose to do 20mins 4x a week of cardo regardless of bulking or cutting. When is the best time to do this? pre? post workout?

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    early in the morning . . fasted state
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    so before you eat breakfast in the am. This is good on a bulk and cut?

    also is it good ok to eat right after i get back? from a run lets say
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakellpet View Post
    early in the morning . . fasted state
    agreed as usual....
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    during bulk and cut cycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    from what i have read you are suppose to do 20mins 4x a week of cardo regardless of bulking or cutting. When is the best time to do this? pre? post workout?
    You need to find out what works best for YOU re cardio and not use a general recommendation re how much how often, as everyone responds differently to different training protocols. It doesn't matter WHEN you do cardio: You can do it first thing, as a separate session nowhere near your resistance training, pre-weights, or post-weights; experiment a bit and see what gives you the best results. I wouldn't recommend cardio POST-weights though, as, unless you're eating enough, you're just going to become more catabolic.


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    during bulk and cut cycle?
    This is entirely up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    so before you eat breakfast in the am. This is good on a bulk and cut?

    also is it good ok to eat right after i get back? from a run lets say
    BCAAs or Leucine (+/- glutamine) will stop you going catabolic.

    What I do is:

    10g BCAAs pre
    20g BCAAs sip intra (about 80%)
    immediately post slam the last 20% to saturate your muscles

    wait about 30min then have a protein/carb drink

    wait another 30-60min for full meal (I prefer oats, whey, natty PB mixed - tastes damn good!)

    You can do this on bulk or cut, it doesnt matter - it will crank your metabolism for the day.
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    got ya thanks. many say dont do cardio while on a bulk at all. is this at all accurate?
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    just dont overdo it. Maybe 30min 2-3x a week. Will keep your fitness up and fat gains in check. The key is to maintain your net cals in surplus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    got ya thanks. many say dont do cardio while on a bulk at all. is this at all accurate?
    You can if you are eating over and above what is necessary to make gains. really it it up to each individual what they do. Personally I do cardio 6-7 times a week for 20-30 minutes as MAINTENANCE, and continue to do so whether bulking or not (I just eat more if aiming for muscle gains).

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