Thread: cardio and bulking?
01-22-2004, 03:08 PM #1
cardio and bulking?
hey guys..i have wondered about this for a lil while now..i know am cardio is great for burning all that fat off..but how many of you do AM cardio while bulking, does it serve a purpose or could it in fact hinder ur goals.???
i mean ...to me it would seem as you would be burning valuable kcals and carbs that are needed to build that ultimate mass..am i correct with this theory..or am i talking out of my ass?????
01-22-2004, 04:50 PM #2
It really depends on your metabolism...
Personally, morning cardio is a must ye*****ound since I gain weight very fast on a high cal diet.
For those lucky guys who can bulk with little fat gain, then morning cardio could work against them.
Either way, I would throw at least a day or two of morning cardio in there...at the very least for health benefits.
01-23-2004, 07:30 AM #3AR Hall of Fame
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Ideally you'd do your cardio WHEN it would promote lipolysis and would NOT touch any of the nutrients you are ingesting for "ultimate mass".
Cardio is only 30-45 mins. of a 24 hour period, plenty of time in which to "bulk" during that time-frame.
01-23-2004, 01:04 PM #4Originally Posted by SwoleCat
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If it's your goal to keep excess fat "at bay", I'd most certainly do it in that manner for sure, yes.
01-23-2004, 01:17 PM #6Originally Posted by SwoleCat
So is it possible to gain lbm(semi bulking) if performing 45 min @ 60% 4 days a week. Do i need to augment calories in certain forms ( due to the burning of calories form cardio) to still try to gain lbm if i am already on a bulk diet?
01-24-2004, 12:14 PM #7
You really have to keep in mind that it depends on your body. If you keep a lot of fat on you, or if you gain fat quickly, then you can do cardio while bulking. If you are very thin and don't tend to get much fat on you, then don't bother doing cardio while you bulk, it will actually hurt your gains.
01-24-2004, 02:55 PM #8
75-80% max heart rate for fat burning
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