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2004/01/28 08:34:25 (permalink)
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cardio and lifting?

i've been training for about 7-8 months now. Everytime i go to the gym (4 times a week) i do about 40mins of cardio as well as about 55mins of weights. I do my cardio first and it totally knackers me out, i rest for about 5 mins before i start lifting. I have read various articles on the net that suggest doing cardio and weights will not build mass, or much strength. I seem to have reached a plateau now, i'm not increasing much on many exercercises (stayed the same on bench press for 2 months)-can anyone please help me?

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    Daari
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/28 08:37:58 (permalink)
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    oh and by the way i forgot to mention when i train, i train HARD. I am 16 years old and am currently taking just Whey and Glutamine as my supplements (plus a little vit C and dextrose post workout)
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/28 12:06:25 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Adil

    oh and by the way i forgot to mention when i train, i train HARD.


    If this is the case then you would not be able to do the amount you are doing. If you want to gain mass then 1 hour 35 mins in the gym is far too long.

    Cardio should ideally be done on seperate days to weights, but if this can't be managed then at least do the cardio after the weights, or even better, at a different time of the day.

    By doing this you should have more energy for your weights session, be able to put in more effort and therefore start gaining again.
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/28 13:10:12 (permalink)
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    Yep, I agree - that's far too long to train.

    I'm currently doing Frankie's 5x5 routine and each weights session takes me about 50 mins per session. I then struggle on and try to do 15 to 20 mins of cardio after that but to be honest, I'm usually to knackered to do it so I tend to keep 2 days per week for cardio only.

    Performing this routine along with a sensible diet, I've now started to see some good gains. I've managed to lose 4" off my waist while my weights have actually increased. When I started this routine about 8 weeks ago, I was benching 140kgs for the 5x5 whereas I'm now benching 180kgs for the same number of sets and reps so I've basically gone up a 20kg olympic plate either side of the bar which I've been very pleased with.
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/28 18:02:44 (permalink)
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    i have some days when i do cardio on the same day of weights and I do my cardio first thing in the morning when i wake up at around 7:00 then go to class and go to the gym at around 4 or 5 to do weights. preferably i would rather do cardio on days i don't do weights
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/28 20:01:08 (permalink)
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    well i haven't got time to go to the gym twice in any given day. How about if i lift weights first, then have my post-workout shake, then do cardio?
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/28 21:00:16 (permalink)
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    or u could do ne one of frankies routines which means u'll go to the gym either 2 days a week or 3 days, and then u could do cardio on the days u aint liftin weights.
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/30 08:40:13 (permalink)
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    are all of frankies routines based around 5*5?
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/30 10:14:12 (permalink)
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    yup
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    RE: cardio and lifting? 2004/01/30 13:10:29 (permalink)
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    Adil why do you take glutamine?
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