Is it a good idea to do any kind of cardio if I'm trying to get big???
|Is it a good idea to do any kind of cardio if I'm trying to get big???|
topic by EsePincheAzteca - 10-26-2005, 09:19 PM - Boxden > The BX Gym - Health, Exercise, and Nutrition
I'm 5'7 170lbs. I'm trying to gain muscle, i want to get big, :sick: but i heard that it's a bad idea to do any cardio if you're trying to build muscle...now my dilema is this, i have man [..] and i want to get rid of them in the worst way and get some muscle's going...should i do some cardio to help with my man [..] and still lift or should i start gaining muscle and then worry about losing the fat?...
|10-27-2005, 08:41 AM||- #2|
theres a difference between being ripped and being in shape. a fine line.
do cardio once a week AT LEAST, just to keep yourself in check. you should really do it 3 times a week at a moderate pace if youre looking to gain weight. just eat big.
|10-28-2005, 06:24 PM||away - #3|
I am not trying to lose any weight at all but I still do cardio around 4 times a week...usually 3 miles. I don't know if it hurts your muscle building or not but since I added cardio to my weightlifting I FEEL much better. Plus it makes my abs still out more
This is how my weightlifting and cardio schedule goes..
Day 1: Chest, Cardio
Day 2: Back, Cardio
Day 3: Shoulders, Cardio
Day 4: Rest (I'm at school all day)
Day 5: Legs
Day 6: Arms, Light Cardio (same distance, slower pace..usually my legs are not 100% the day after a leg workout, but it helps loosen everything up for me)
Day 7: Rest, cardio optional
as for abs I do 5 times a week.. 3 times on the weighted machine at the gym.. 2 times 8 min abs at home
I'm not an expert or anything. That is just what works for me.
Last edited by jordan21; 10-28-2005 at 06:26 PM..
|10-28-2005, 08:53 PM||away - #4|
i'm not sure either...i heard it deteriorates(sp?) your muscles...i just got done doin a season of cross country..and all my max's went down..but then again i havent been in the weight room for 5 months lol
|10-29-2005, 03:13 PM||away - #5|
it all depends on what type of cardio your doing??? just running or interval carido training?
|10-29-2005, 03:34 PM||away - #6|
nope...running is only for competition or people who like it....lifting weights with short intervals is enough to keep your heart rate up enough
|10-29-2005, 06:36 PM||- #7|
i do the treadmill and this machine that has handles that look like ski handles...i do the ski one first and after i lift, i hop on the treadmill...i don't go crazy on either...just pace myself on it for a good 1/2 hour, work up a sweat...
thanks to everyone who replied...
|10-29-2005, 08:02 PM||online - #8|
Last edited by redruM_; 10-29-2005 at 08:04 PM..
|10-29-2005, 09:06 PM||- #9|
From my training I have found that doing cardio AFTER weight training didn't hurt my muscle gains. Doing cardio before lifting I was kinda tired to finish my workout with enough intensity like I wanted to. Check around on under training. It should help you out.
|10-30-2005, 08:35 AM||away - #10|
Alright pump up on the food, get a lot of calories but no saturated fats, drink milk and Oj,water is a must also. and if you do cardio for getting muscles youll be good when you want to have more endurance while lifting, you need endurance to lift more to surpa## limits. so yeah do cardio, cardio like sprints, something to make your heart pound out of your chest(interval training).
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