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Frankies routine and cardio

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2005/07/24 05:06:49 (permalink)

Frankies routine and cardio

Hi guys. Doing something based on Frankies routine 3x a week. Have done ONLY this for 18 weeks and have bulked up. However, would like to trim down a little - if I am yet to reach my goals in relation to size and strength, would you recomend NOT doing cardio?, or, maybe doing 2 sessions a week on top of Frankies for fitness and health?

Now, I know long distance low intensity cardio is detrimental to muscle gain. So, what type of cardio? Boxing? HIIT?

What is GPP work? Not sue is that is right but i've heard of specific training to do on off days are a sort of general preperatory work to assist recovery and/or trigger slow twicth fibres?

How about this for a cardio session?
-power cleans: 4x15
-d/b snatches: 4x12
- burpees: 4x10
- tuck humps: 5x5
- shuttle runs: 50

Would this lead to overtraining or is that okay for cardio?


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    RE: Frankies routine and cardio 2005/07/25 11:40:21 (permalink)
    I have experimented with cardio and Frankie's and have come up with this variation for cardio.

    Based on a Mon Wed Fri : Pull Push Legs split.

    Cardio- Tue- Sprint interval training. This is leg work and does not affect the following days push set detrimentally.

    Cardio- Thurs- GPP(circuit training). This is a lot more upper body and I find that if I do this on the tuesday my push day is compromised. I know that there is a fair amount of leg work involved as well but it is less than the sprints and the leg muscles are big enough to cope (I mean, you walk on them all day!)

    Either sat or sunday -steady, distance run.

    This works for me.

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