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2011/03/13 14:51:24 (permalink)

Gaining muscle

does anyone whos wanting to gain muscle do some cardio each week to stay trim or shouldnt i do that, thanks
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    naththebeast
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/13 16:59:29 (permalink)
    I think its always a good idea to keep some cardio in your routine, even if its just a few walks a week



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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/13 18:31:11 (permalink)
    Yes I would recommend some cardio for health reasons as well as keeping bodyfat down.

    you just have to make sure you're diet in check to compensate for the extra expenditure.

    It makes me laugh whhen people say u shouldn't or u won't gain if u do, just look at athletes, rugby players is a good example, they do loads of cardio and they seem to manage it!!
     
    I would recommend HIIT, and crossfit style training to keep lean while bulking.
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/13 19:56:40 (permalink)
    As above, I'd try to get some cardio in if you can!


     
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/14 10:37:49 (permalink)
    Yes do some. Most people either cut or bulk but doing some cardio is a good way to start your session as it gets the blood pumping into your muscles and also helps to burn some calories. I like to do 15-20 minutes of HIIT before my weights sessions, usually on the treadmill or cross trainer although a 10 minute row is also good as you use your arms when doing that so are giving them a workout there too (and it is exercising your back).
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/14 11:56:46 (permalink)
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    Yes do some. Most people either cut or bulk but doing some cardio is a good way to start your session as it gets the blood pumping into your muscles and also helps to burn some calories. I like to do 15-20 minutes of HIIT before my weights sessions, usually on the treadmill or cross trainer although a 10 minute row is also good as you use your arms when doing that so are giving them a workout there too (and it is exercising your back).


    I would keep the HIIT for after weights pal so it doesn't comprimise your lifting
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/14 12:52:00 (permalink)
    I don't find it does after only 15 minutes. I get a good sweat on and feel ready to lift weights. Usually after doing weights I'm too tired for cardio. Sometimes I'll do a gentle 10 minute jog and sometimes some more intense cardio, I don't think either is wrong or right, just what works for the individual.
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/14 12:59:11 (permalink)
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    I don't find it does after only 15 minutes. I get a good sweat on and feel ready to lift weights. Usually after doing weights I'm too tired for cardio. Sometimes I'll do a gentle 10 minute jog and sometimes some more intense cardio, I don't think either is wrong or right, just what works for the individual.


    Don't want to sound like a tw@t but if u do HIIT properly for 10-15 mins u won't be able to perform to full potential, especially when doing exercises like squats, cleans and deadlifts.
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/21 17:54:14 (permalink)
    Cheers lads but whats hit lol
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    Re:Gaining muscle 2011/03/21 18:05:26 (permalink)
    high intentsty training always do cardio after weights nothing wrong with doing 5 mins warm up before but never full on cardio before weights
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