How much Cardio?

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How much Cardio?

#1 Postby Andrew6666 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:07 am

Whilst trying to achieve more bulk - in terms of strength and size of lean muscle I have started to notice that my stomach remains slightly 'inflated or bloated'. I have started to look at my macros (with help from people on this forum - using other sites). However, I was only doing minimal cardio. This was due to the fact that I was under the impression that cardio would burn off gains made via lifting weight. I am not sure if this is the case and would appreciate some advice on the matter.

All of my weight training workouts start with a 5 minute jog on a treadmill to get the blood pumping and heart rate up.

I do complete 1 cardio session a week, but this only lasts for 1 hour:
20 minute run on a treadmill.
Abs work outs.
Punchbag work.
Skipping.

Should i incorporate more cardio into a daily workout in order to get the best possible lean muscle I can?

I dont want to lose gains, but would like to see a six pack and lean muscle.

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Re: How much Cardio?

#2 Postby linuxvegan » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:59 pm

Andrew6666 wrote:I have started to notice that my stomach remains slightly 'inflated or bloated'.

Try decreasing your sodium intake if you've not tried it already.

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Re: How much Cardio?

#3 Postby Andrew6666 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:35 am

Will give that a try, thank you.

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Re: How much Cardio?

#4 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:08 am

i used to think cardio was essential to get lean, but im the leanest ive ever been at the moment with no cardio what so ever and just a huge emphasis on clean diet. heavy weights and good clean diet no too high in calories but just enough to get bigger and stronger and you should find youll naturally get leaner.
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Re: How much Cardio?

#5 Postby Andrew6666 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:24 am

Thanks.

I have really restricted my cardio and mainly lift weights, it's just trying to get rid of that last bit of podge!!!
I will take on board what you have said and review my diet and calorie intake.

Thank you.

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Re: How much Cardio?

#6 Postby longplayerkitchen » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:19 pm

With my body and amount of calories it takes to build, I still find I have to do a lot of cardio to stay within my goals.

I'm happy with that though, I have become passionate about running.

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Re: How much Cardio?

#7 Postby JenJaques » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:26 pm

We all know that most of these treadmill models are lightweight, have less special features, and affordable. But would love to hear some recommendations here about the best of it, any?

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Re: How much Cardio?

#8 Postby Doublade » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:01 am

I'll do cardio, because I don't like a diet


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