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26/07/2018 12:41 pm  

What do u guys think?

It's a good idea to do cardio to grow without gaining too much fat or it stops ur muscle growth?

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jboldman
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26/07/2018 1:25 pm  

cardio is always a good idea just for fitness sake. It does not retard muscle growth unless taken to the extreme.

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26/07/2018 2:25 pm  
Posted by: jboldman
cardio is always a good idea just for fitness sake. It does not retard muscle growth unless taken to the extreme.

jb

I fully agree.

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26/07/2018 3:05 pm  

What do u recommend? Sprints or Tradicional?

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26/07/2018 3:58 pm  

for minimal muscle loss, i would go with traditional. for maximum fat loss wind sprints seem to be most commonly used.

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26/07/2018 4:55 pm  

If you're really trying to bulk I like a mid-paced walk at an incline.


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26/07/2018 5:52 pm  

agree, always good idea
IMO it helps with muscle growth (in combination with enough calories of course) by speeding up your metabolism

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26/07/2018 6:52 pm  

I agree as well. I don't sprint, but I do a lot of interval training on a stairmaster or recumbent lifecycle.


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26/07/2018 7:46 pm  

I agree with the above posters. If you are trying to make slow lean quality gains traditional is better. If you are doing bulking and cutting, the sprints would be better for the cutting phase. Even then, you might want to ease into the sprints. It's probably not a good idea to run wind sprints if you're breathing like a freight train after a set of curls.

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26/07/2018 9:13 pm  

IMHO cardio is mandatory for everyone involved in strength and power sports, specially if one uses AAS, since we want to maintain: our cardiovascular system working properly (including blood pressure); improve insulin sensitivity and keep body fat down.

I don't think it's bad for muscle growth.

Depending on several factors (including intensity, volume, frequency, delayed onset muscle soreness, types of drugs used, etc.) when one is bulking maybe high intensity cardio training would not be possible.

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26/07/2018 9:46 pm  

Couldnt agree more with walking on a treadmill at an incline for those heavy heavy bulking cycles. For those leaner cycles, the ol windsprints "stated by JB" will work great. Keeps the heart in good working order. Unfortunately i have fallen victim to planar fascitis or fallen arches in my left foot due to my crappy shoes. I have a podiatry appt to get some custom orthotics made and that should get me fixed up.

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26/07/2018 10:43 pm  
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Couldnt agree more with walking on a treadmill at an incline for those heavy heavy bulking cycles. For those leaner cycles, the ol windsprints "stated by JB" will work great. Keeps the heart in good working order. Unfortunately i have fallen victim to planar fascitis or fallen arches in my left foot due to my crappy shoes. I have a podiatry appt to get some custom orthotics made and that should get me fixed up.

Maybe off topic, but just wanted to help... Maybe you might want to do (3 times a day) some stretching for your injury.

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