Lifting and Cardio

  • hartfan

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    Nov 18, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    Hey everyone,

    I'm trying to bulk up and my metabolism is really high. There was a period of two months when I went back to a normal diet and stopped going to the gym and I lost about 15 pounds. I've resumed lifting and an enhanced diet again, but I'm wondering if it's necessary for me to do cardio exercises. There was a time when I ran regularly to increase my stamina and reflexes because I was on a soccer team then. However now that that's no longer a priority, I'm pondering running again because it might burn off some weight that I've painstakingly put on. Thanks for your help.
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    If you're tiny, EAT MORE. Eat a MINIMUM of six meals a day and eat until it freakin hurts!

    Given that you're kinda skinny anyway, I wouldn't worry too much about eating garbage.

    You're gonna have to just POUND the calories if you're worried about losing weight doing cardio. Give it a whack for a few weeks and give us an update.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 18, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    You run a good amount of mileage a week you're going to lose weight
    .... it's inevitable
    you're going to have to choose what you want as far as the type of body you want
    You never see really muscular guys who run marathons
    there's a reason for that
    you can try to find a balance ... where you run a day or two a week
    but you go beyond that you'rwe likely going to sabatoge yourself
  • SpartanJock

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    Nov 18, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    I have a hard time with anyone cutting out cardio completely. The heart is one of the most important muscles and it needs to work, plain and simple. If you are worried about losing too much weight, steer away from running and go for a low-impact exercise such as an elliptical. It gets your heart pumping but with less calorie consumption.
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    Nov 18, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    For cardiac threshold, nothing beats interval training. PERIOD.

    Eat more.
  • TexanMan82

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    Nov 18, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    Just do HIIT once or twice a week and eat like it's your job.
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    Nov 19, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    Yepper.