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    Cardio vs Weight Gain

    I have read through quite a few different posts on whether or not cardio should be perofmed while attempting to bulk up.

    Here is my dilemma. I use cardio as a motivator to get me into the gym whether I lift any weights that day or not. It keeps me going there. I don't want to fall back into a complacent slump of going every second day. I have been following somewhat of a strict bulking diet (new to the whole 6-7 meal a day thing) and I am doing pretty good with it. Is doing cardio just burning off everything I am working towards? To compensate should I readjust my diet?

    I am in the gym around 6 days a week and every second day being weights and lifting with a 10-15 cardio warm up (treadmill or bike).

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    jaz

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    Cardio is still good while bulking just not as much and at different intervals than what you would do during cutting.

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    Depends on your goals man. Are you over weight now? Or you already lean and trying to gain weight? If you are overweight, I would just treat it like a cut. Do cardio like 6 times a week and weight train 4-5 times a week. If your lean and trying to bulk, then just focus on the weights and do cardio like 2-3 times a week to keep your endurance and cardiovascular system healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGH View Post
    Depends on your goals man. Are you over weight now? Or you already lean and trying to gain weight? If you are overweight, I would just treat it like a cut. Do cardio like 6 times a week and weight train 4-5 times a week. If your lean and trying to bulk, then just focus on the weights and do cardio like 2-3 times a week to keep your endurance and cardiovascular system healthy.
    couldn't have put it any better ^^^

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    Lean is a good way to put it, thats a nice way of saying skinny HAHA. I really focus on the weights and diet but in reading some of the internet garabage out there I am never sure if doing cardio all the time is going to burn off everything I am working for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaz75 View Post
    I really focus on the weights and diet but in reading some of the internet garabage out there I am never sure if doing cardio all the time is going to burn off everything I am working for.

    i do 45-60 min cardio 6 days a week. I do a fast walk for at 4.0 speed, 0 incline on the treadmill. I havent lost any muscle or strength so far. I am trying to lose a little fat though and get to 8% bf. If I wasnt trying to lose weight, I would scale back to 2-3 times a week.

    Another thing about cardio, change it up like you do your weight training imo. I was doing HIIT for a few months before switching to this. My body reacted nicely to the change.

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    Thanks Adam. I'm not really trying to lose fat...kinda skinny right now. I am more looking to keep myself going to the gym and not getting lazy. I have been known to do that in the past LOL

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