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how much cardio do you do??

jeff_hardy

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hey guys
I was wondering, How much cardio do you guys do, when your trying to add some size on??

thanks guy
 

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Atm I'm doing 1 HIIT session a week. When I start to gain too much BF I will add an extra day. So 1 or 2 days for me while bulking
 

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how long do you do your cardio, philosopher?
and what do you do?
 

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When I'm focusing on gaining size, I try to keep the cardio limited. It's still good to get it in, don't get me wrong, but don't make it too intense. Try to keep it in the 10-15 minute range IMO
 

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I do not do any during bulking, but I try to still eat pretty healthy, I will a fast walk on an incline treadmill if I feel the need for 20 or 30 mins. Wont hurt leg size :2:, but is still good for the heart.
 

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I just keep active. Heavy cardio (running, sprints, etc) has a place but not excessive amounts that eat into recovery, etc.

I'd keep it to light cardio (walking, etc) daily, and maybe some heavy stuff 1-2 times a week for 15-30mins.
 

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I dont do any cardio while bulking, i am a pretty active person, so i dont feel a need for it. but when im cutting i usually do 20-30 minutes post workout 4-5 times a week. Im one of those lucky fellas that can lose fat fairly fast if i need to.
 

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none. I dropped all my fat from lifting alone. I'm on a bulking program right now though and I'm eating a ton. So if I start to put on some fat I will do some cardio to burn it off but so far the fat that I do have is still burning off just from lifting.
 

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during bulking none= big mistake, cut well depends since behind: im doing low carb i do 2x a day session every day. if i were on track i would just do once a day cardio post workout.
 

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Before I work out, I do a small session of about 5 minutes to just get my blood and oxygen flowing through my body. I never over due it though to the mile range or anything. Aside from the fact that I shouldn't run because I'm bulking now, I should run a little longer on my days off because I have palpitations once and a while with my heart. (The running part would help me increase the strength of my beats)
 

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I haven't done any cardio for two years. I have a hard time gaining any bodyweight. I have to eat somewhat dirty calories to gain any kind of bodyweight but now, I'm thinking about some heart health. Is there a differance in doing cardio for buring fat and just for heart health?
 

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jeff hardy said:
I haven't done any cardio for two years. I have a hard time gaining any bodyweight. I have to eat somewhat dirty calories to gain any kind of bodyweight but now, I'm thinking about some heart health. Is there a differance in doing cardio for buring fat and just for heart health?
Hard time gaining body weight is always down to the amount of calories consumed. Keep a food log and work out your daily calorie needs, prepare to be suprised! Also junk calories are called junk for a reason.

Cardio will actually help you improve your performance, thus improve your training and muscle gains. Cardio doesn't magically burn fat, just look at every fat bastard on the treadmill year after year. What it does do is increase your metabolism for a period. So you could do cardio for fitness and never do low intensity long duration "fat burning" cardio.
 
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