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    cardio while bulking - please advise

    well right now im bulking, but i want to do some cardio while i bulk, becuase i believe i tend to gain fat easily, and i want to just do it for healthy-heart reasons as well.

    i have a few questions about what type of cardio i should do to be most beneficial while not having to worry about losing muscle or severely slowing my gains.


    -Is there an optimal time to do cardio? Like in the morning, afternoon, after workout, etc.

    -How intense should the cardio be? and how often? Ive heard 20 minutes at 60% maximum heart rate 2-3 times a week. does that sound right?

    -Should i do the cardio on an empty stomach? If no, what would be a good thing to eat?

    -What should i have to eat after the cardio?


    Currently, I just lightly jog in the morning for 20 minutes (but i usually have whey in water before the cardio becuase i just got up out of bed and havent eating anything for 8-9 hours.) is that alright? and then after the cardio i usually just have a normal breakfast of eggs and oatmeal.

    can anyone give me some recomendations?

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    DOn't you do any physical activities like basketball or swim? That would be enough cardio there...

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    well its still sort-of winter here. when the snow clears a bit, i plan on playing tennis with my cousin for cardio. just at the moment its hard to get it in.

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    since your bulking, dont go for max results when your on the treadmill or whatever.

    Just get in maybe 30 mins in every day, or 3 times a week with a solid healthy bulking diet.

    I wouldnt worry about your target heart rate since your goal is to gain some weight but not tons.

    How much are yuou wanting to bulk up? do you have a weight? or are you shooting for lean mass growth?

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    Doing cardio 2 maybe 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes shouldn't hurt. Just keep your calories up and if you're not gaining back off the cardio a little.

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    I do cardio when I bulk, just increase my cals after it a little. Cardio makes me feel so much better. I get all slow and unflexible when I don't do cardio. I just feel like shit without at least 2-3 times a week at 20-30mins.

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    what if you are are a small guy at 140 and try to gain weight....doing cardio will it be bad? it just seems that i gain some unwanted fat in my sotmach

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    tolinka.....just try 20-30 minute am cardio. Now if you notice drastic weigh loss than back off or just up your cal more.

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    Originally posted by BIG TEXAN
    tolinka.....just try 20-30 minute am cardio. Now if you notice drastic weigh loss than back off or just up your cal more.
    Agreed, I dont think 2 days a week of moderate cardio at 20-30 mins will burn that many cals, should be around 400-600 a week. That is easily made up in your diet.

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    From 2 years ago???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    From 2 years ago???
    Yeah, can you believe that shit.

    That's why I erased it.........he's not upping post counts like that.

    No mas!

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    I was doing a search.....why is that so wrong as philosophies change? Please just assist me bros. Cardio nixed or moderate? Your philosophoes. I'm not trying to antagonize...seriously.

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    You didn't even ask a question just wrote bump???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flex2winny
    Your philosophoes.
    I ain't handin' out my hoes to anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    You didn't even ask a question just wrote bump???
    Exactly!

    My philosophy is that somone is paying him to do this.



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    sorry...my fault...just wanted to see a few different views....what do you two do for cardio when bulking? Bike? 20 mins? 2x a week?

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    I've seen swole cover this many times in the Work Out forum, that is really a more appropriate place for this question seeing as this is not diet related. Do a search in the other forum.

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    one last critique of my diet to gain LEAN mass, and I swear to you I am done.

    530 - 25 minute jog (LIGH!) walk before meal 1 with dog to stretch

    630
    1/2 cup oats
    1 cup egg whites
    1 cup carb sense low sugar skim milk /decaf coffee

    915
    250g of dry curd cottage cheese
    1tb ofpeanut butter natty
    10-15 almnds and peanuts

    1230
    HUGE bowl of salad with broc, cali, squash, loaded with veggies
    4oz of chick, 2oz lean beef
    sf jello
    10-15 peanuts

    330 PRETRAIN
    3 egg whites
    3oz chicken/beef
    stallone pudding and an apple (is an apple decent 2 hours pretrain?)

    530-700 - TRAIN

    745
    SHAKE WITH SKIM MILK, CASEIN AND WHEY MIX
    1 CUP LENTELS
    TUNA

    930 BED

    6'2, FIGHTING ANXIETY AND SLIGHT ANOREXIA
    165LBS AND APPROX 8%

    GOAL IS IN 2-3 YEARS, 210, 10-11%BF WITH ABS

    LOW TESTOSTERONE FROM YOUTH, APPROX. 200 RANGE -

    PROB. GONNA DO 200MG TEST CYP PER WEEK AND 200 EQ AFTER DIET IS STAPLED IN

    WILL THIS CAUSE SEVERE WATER RETENTION?


    Swear this is the last post about this if you can just give it to me str8 up......weekends I can crank the carbs if that would be benefitial........triple the oats, fruits, breads, whatever you think will work.

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