Hiit while bulking??

  1. Hiit while bulking??


    Ok I plan on adding the spartacus workout to my bulk routine on days I don't lift weights Tuesday and Fridays as my cardio workout. My weightlifting routine is 5x5 fierce novice that I got from BB.com it's 3 times a week, and I need your opinion on if this is a good way to shed fat while maintaining muscle possibly even build some as long as I increase my weight on weight lifting days.


  2. Doesn't the spartacus workout involve weights? Do you have access to cardio equipment? Personally, I'd do something with that for HIIT.
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  3. If you're eating in a calorie surplus, then you won't be able to 'shed' body fat at the same time. I would certainly include some type of cardio into your training routine to help minimize fat gain while bulking, but it will be difficult to lose body fat while eating enough food to build muscle. If you're very new to training this can be accomplished, but after 10-12 months of consistent training it is very difficult to do both at the same time.

    I would focus on one goal (muscle gain or fat loss) and be sure you are eating properly to support your goals. I always incorporate HIIT during my bulks to minimize fat gain, but other than that cardio is kept to a minimum on a bulk. I typically do HIIT 2-3 times per week while bulking, and I've noticed that it can be very beneficial for staying leaner while gaining weight.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by RatnikK View Post
    Ok I plan on adding the spartacus workout to my bulk routine on days I don't lift weights Tuesday and Fridays as my cardio workout. My weightlifting routine is 5x5 fierce novice that I got from BB.com it's 3 times a week, and I need your opinion on if this is a good way to shed fat while maintaining muscle possibly even build some as long as I increase my weight on weight lifting days.
    As long as you're in a caloric deficit, you will lose fat. However, it is almost impossible to gain lean mass since you need a surplus to do this. The goal is to retain as much lean tissue as you can. Make sure you keep protein high.

    Something that might be difficult is recover. Being in a deficit, 5x5 and HIIT cardio may make recovery a little difficult. For that, I would suggest PowerMax XT. Not only will PowerMax XT help with recovery with the full dose of COP and TMG, but it will also help improve strength and endurance with a full five grams of creatine. The full 2.5 grams of L-Alanyl L-Glutamine will aid in recovery.

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  5. Quote Originally Posted by john.patterson View Post
    If you're eating in a calorie surplus, then you won't be able to 'shed' body fat at the same time. I would certainly include some type of cardio into your training routine to help minimize fat gain while bulking, but it will be difficult to lose body fat while eating enough food to build muscle. If you're very new to training this can be accomplished, but after 10-12 months of consistent training it is very difficult to do both at the same time.

    I would focus on one goal (muscle gain or fat loss) and be sure you are eating properly to support your goals. I always incorporate HIIT during my bulks to minimize fat gain, but other than that cardio is kept to a minimum on a bulk. I typically do HIIT 2-3 times per week while bulking, and I've noticed that it can be very beneficial for staying leaner while gaining weight.
    This. If i'm bulking I really don't do any cardio. Maybe a little to warm up. But HIIT would be good to incorporate for fat burning.
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  6. But would incorporating the spartacus workout while bulking help me burn some fat while still building and toning muscle even though iam eating to bulk??

  7. Or should I stick with just heavy weights 5x5

  8. Quote Originally Posted by RatnikK View Post
    But would incorporating the spartacus workout while bulking help me burn some fat while still building and toning muscle even though iam eating to bulk??
    First of all, you need to decide if you are dirty bulking or lean bulking. I don't do cardio while I bulk but this is because I stay lean as it is and I can cut quickly.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by RatnikK View Post
    Or should I stick with just heavy weights 5x5
    In my experiences when bulking, it's not so much what routine you are on. It's all about diet. I can gain mass on pretty much any routine I choose as long as my diet is in order with my bulking goals.
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