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    Mass and Cardio?

    Hey bros I'm presently on a mass-building workout. What are your thoughts on cardio? Should I continue with 5 days a week (in the morning) or cut it down? Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulk316
    Hey bros I'm presently on a mass-building workout. What are your thoughts on cardio? Should I continue with 5 days a week (in the morning) or cut it down? Any ideas?
    IMO you should cut it down in some way. I definitely believe in the benefits of keeping your cardiovascular endurance up, so I wouldn't cut it out completely. But consider cutting it down a little bit. Also, how long of a session are you doing?

    Basically, if you want to gain mass, you don't want to burn too much off. Too much cardio can (doesn't mean it always is) be counterproductive.

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    Thanks cB! I think I'll cut it down to maybe a couple times a week for now

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    I think you may also take into account your body type. You can still do cardio and gain mass but maybe limit it too just around 3 times a week if you love cardio that much.

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    Actually caturpilar, I really can't stand doing that much cardio. I was cutting over the summer and went down to about 12% from 23% BF so I stuck with it. Only problem was I lost some good size as well. So I slowed it down to about 2 or 3 times per week. Now, I do only about 40 to 60 minutes per week. My problem is I tend to gain muscle and BF rather easily.

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    You could also just lower the intensity. If bulking I MUST keep up the cardio to ward off fat gain/bloat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaSlamma
    You could also just lower the intensity. If bulking I MUST keep up the cardio to ward off fat gain/bloat.
    I currently am on a bulking cycle. I walk before every workout with no incline now. When I begin to cut weight Ill increase the incline and speed, to burn more calories.

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    Bros ur right. I guess I shouldn't neglect cardio all together. I'll keep it to about 2 or 3 times/week. One question though, can I do cardio on my off days instead of my workout days?

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