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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#16 Postby veggiesasquatch » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:02 pm

You can easily simplify it & build up to something like this.

If your looking to build then a routine based around squats, deadlifts & benching should be the core of your workout :)

Keep it simple is the key
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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#17 Postby klaatu21 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:21 pm

How far do you cycle to get to the gym?

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#18 Postby klaatu21 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:25 pm

And yeah Sasquatch I have a good routine at the minute, building up the base strength with compounds and body weights then the big work kicks in

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#19 Postby Azhrarn » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:09 am

tuesday, wednesday, thursday 27km total, splitted in 2 party, (4,5km to get the gym and 4,5km to come back) and then 9km to get to the MA's gym and 9 come back. 18min to get to the first gym, 20-22min then.
In the evening I'm very tired and from the MA's gym to my home it usually takes 25-30min, due to the uphill road.

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#20 Postby klaatu21 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:21 am

As long as you don't half kill your self on your bike I'm sure it'll be ok, I'm constantly walking with my job, upwards of ten miles a day but you should be fine

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#21 Postby klaatu21 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:24 am

But the question I'm asking is if I'm trying to slap on the muscle at the moment will cardio impare that?

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#22 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:39 am

I find rowing intensly for NO MORE than 10mins two sessions a week while bulking good, as it is stimulating your muscles more than the stupid stair steppers, stationary bikes and all those pieces of crap. Plus it burns calories quite effectively.

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#23 Postby klaatu21 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:37 am

Cool, I do about 3 mins on the rower as a warm up as I prefer it

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#24 Postby VeganEssentials » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:03 am

klaatu21 wrote:But the question I'm asking is if I'm trying to slap on the muscle at the moment will cardio impare that?


Well, cardio doesn't help build muscle for the most part, and too much will start to eat into your gains (and also require you to eat more to keep balanced so as to still be able to gain mass and not go into a caloric deficit.) Usually, if you're trying to gain mass, keep the cardio low in time and intensity such as 30 minutes or less of walking with your heart rate around 65% of max (or, REALLY short in time if you're doing high-intensity cardio, like 10 minutes of sprint intervals for 30 seconds or something similar), and you'll be fine. You just don't want to start going for 6 mile runs every day or something similar if you're trying to gain!
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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#25 Postby itsthemoose » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:24 pm

Working with cardiac rehab patients daily.....DO CARDIO! lol... On a serious note though, people tend to ignore the most important muscle of all, your heart. 20-30 minutes of 60-85% APMR is all you need 3x a week for cardiac improvement. As long as you can keep you calories above you daily caloric expenditure, you can still gain weight, increase lean body mass, and keep you ticker pumping affectively. And IF there are any unwanted areas you would like to decrease body fat in, cardio is necessary since there is no such thing as spot reduction. Body fat decrease as a whole. Any other questions please feel free to ask.

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Re: cardio or no cardio? that is the question

#26 Postby klaatu21 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:47 pm

Cool, I walk all day thanks to my job and I'll be starting squash again In the new year so I don't think I need to worry


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