YB
BannerBanner

Muscle mass and cardio

Author
CanadianConvict
New Member
  • Total Posts : 12
  • Reward points: 3882
  • Joined: 2003/04/25 22:24:28
  • Location: Slave Lake AB Canada
  • Status: offline
2004/02/19 23:43:38 (permalink)
0

Muscle mass and cardio

I was wondering how much cardio can be done per week without causing the loss of too much muscle mass. I posted this message on the cardio page, but its been 3 days and nobody has answered. Im on a "bulk" right now.

Thanks in advance.
#1

5 Replies Related Threads

    Dano
    Universe Member
    • Total Posts : 348
    • Reward points: 4666
    • Joined: 2002/03/29 17:54:05
    • Location: USA
    • Status: offline
    RE: Muscle mass and cardio 2004/02/19 23:52:25 (permalink)
    0
    1-2 days of HIIT should be fine.

    Hows your weight routine?
    #2
    oasis
    Moderator
    • Total Posts : 7931
    • Reward points: 15006
    • Joined: 2001/06/26 20:37:40
    • Status: offline
    RE: Muscle mass and cardio 2004/02/20 00:19:22 (permalink)
    0
    As an hint I see loads and loads of fat folks doing hour upon hour of cardio, which tells me it's more about diet?
    #3
    CanadianConvict
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 12
    • Reward points: 3882
    • Joined: 2003/04/25 22:24:28
    • Location: Slave Lake AB Canada
    • Status: offline
    RE: Muscle mass and cardio 2004/02/20 02:17:51 (permalink)
    0
    My weight routine is a 4 day split right now. Mon...Chest/tri, Tues...Back/Bi, Thurs...Shoulders, Fri...Legs. Maybe on Wednesday and Sunday i could do some HIIT. Lately i've been running up the stairs in my apartment (20 floors) three times at a relativly slow speed. It really sucks....i like it. Maybe ill try out some HIIT though.

    Heres another question. Why does jogging burn less muscle than running??
    #4
    Cashman
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 2357
    • Reward points: 6934
    • Joined: 2002/10/21 11:51:07
    • Location: Herts, United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Muscle mass and cardio 2004/02/20 11:21:40 (permalink)
    0
    OK... cardio and catabolysis differs for each and every person.... the numerous Origin test results have shown that. As a good rule of thumb you should keep plenty of low intensity cardio in your week - walking is fine as it tends to burn fewer carb calories and more bodyfat calories. HIIT done once or twice a week is also very good but ensure that you take whey protein before and after the session to minimise catabolysis. HIIT in itself burns a fair few calories but the main advantage is the longer elevated metabolic rate it provides.

    If you combine this low intensity exercise with a decent diet which is high in protein, moderate in Complex carbs , very low in simple carbs, and moderate to low in good fats then your fat loss will be massively improved.

    Jogging will burn more bodyfat as a percentage of calories it uses than running as it's lower intensity and can be conducted for longer duration. Fat for energy is a very sustainable process in the body and is good when the body doesn't need massive amounts of instant fuel as the process for the body of converting fat for energy is much more inefficient than converting carbohydrate into glycogen energy (this is why long duration low intensity exercise is good for the bodybuilder wanting to lose fat IMHO). So when your body wants a lot of energy fast it looks for carbohydrate. If it can't find glycogen in the muscles then it starts the catabolic process of converting protein to fuel (IIRC this gluconeogenesis).
    #5
    CanadianConvict
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 12
    • Reward points: 3882
    • Joined: 2003/04/25 22:24:28
    • Location: Slave Lake AB Canada
    • Status: offline
    RE: Muscle mass and cardio 2004/02/20 15:23:17 (permalink)
    0
    Cool...Good info.
    #6
    Jump to:
    ©2018 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5