An hour of machine cardio when in the bulking phase is too much. The only hour of cardio that I do is walking outside to help me mentally. Just a nice 20 minute session to appease your endorphin addiction should be enough, during the bulking phase in my experience.
The dizziness is iron deficiency. Been there, done that. It would help you to have it checked out (as in the long run it will stifle your progress). I also requested the blood report, so I could look at it and see if it was either a B12, folic acid, or iron deficiency. And then I supplemented accordingly. No biggy for me. I just figure that sometimes you can't eat enough of certain nutrients when you lift heavy and torture your body in the way that I do.
Thank you very much, Gaia,
as for the iron deficiency that is exactly what I have found out at the Internet. It started when I stopped taking VM-75 vegan multivitamins from Solgar. My body gave me this answer:) - weak nails and hair, diziness and tingling hands during heavy work outs.
That's exactly what I thought - the heavy training consumes a lot of important nutrients such as minerals. And we need to give it to our bodies back if we want it to function in gym (at work, at school...) for 100%
. I've started to take my multivitamins again and all the problems actually dissapeared.
I was also experimenting with salt - I did not consume salt for about 3 weeks and it was really terrible. So now I better do not experiment with anything and eat lovely vegan food with a stress on a lot of carbs and healthy sources of fat.
Regarding the cardio, I will try to limit it then for 30 mins.