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headache
04-24-2011, 10:04 PM
I made a previous thread regarding my training split being that im trying to make the transition to powerlifting. Im gonna stick to my split right now with main focus on big bench squat DL and overhead presses and also throw in another 4 weeks of sheiko37. Being that im still trying to gain size and weight how much cardio should i be doing. The most i do right now is 10 mins of abs 4 days a week is this not good? Let me know what you're doing im just trying to gauge where i should be at and how necessary it is for powerlifting. Thanks guys

Hobo Beard
04-25-2011, 02:29 AM
I made a previous thread regarding my training split being that im trying to make the transition to powerlifting. Im gonna stick to my split right now with main focus on big bench squat DL and overhead presses and also throw in another 4 weeks of sheiko37. Being that im still trying to gain size and weight how much cardio should i be doing. The most i do right now is 10 mins of abs 4 days a week is this not good? Let me know what you're doing im just trying to gauge where i should be at and how necessary it is for powerlifting. Thanks guys

VERY broad question is very many DIFFERENT answers.

Are you doing cardio after lifting?

Is your goal to gain lean mass?

What cardio/conditioning equipment do you have access to?

headache
04-25-2011, 07:30 AM
the only cardio im doing is 10 minutes of abs after lifting. my gym has everything, kind of afraid of burning weight but im starting to think i have to be doing it

vdizenzo
04-25-2011, 10:28 AM
Doing abs is really not considered cardio. I recommend you do 2-3 sessions of cardio or conditioning a week. Also check into GPP.

ScottYard
04-25-2011, 10:55 AM
Doing abs is really not considered cardio. I recommend you do 2-3 sessions of cardio or conditioning a week. Also check into GPP.

I agree with vin. Look into tabatas as well.

Mercuryblade
04-25-2011, 12:08 PM
Doing abs is really not considered cardio. I recommend you do 2-3 sessions of cardio or conditioning a week. Also check into GPP.

I'm suprised (or not surprised I guess?) that more powerlifters don't incorporate some degree of cardio. All that activity will increase the size of your veins and work out your heart. Oxygen rich blood is always good at helping your muscles do awesome things...

Hobo Beard
04-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Doing abs is really not considered cardio. I recommend you do 2-3 sessions of cardio or conditioning a week. Also check into GPP.


I agree with vin. Look into tabatas as well.

Two of the strongest members have spoken--I'd take their advice.

Hobo Beard
04-25-2011, 03:16 PM
I'm suprised (or not surprised I guess?) that more powerlifters don't incorporate some degree of cardio. All that activity will increase the size of your veins and work out your heart. Oxygen rich blood is always good at helping your muscles do awesome things...

I've started to notice most of the top guys do.

I think most lifters in general don't because they are lazy.

This was my excuse for many years.

JT111
04-25-2011, 04:54 PM
I'm suprised (or not surprised I guess?) that more powerlifters don't incorporate some degree of cardio. All that activity will increase the size of your veins and work out your heart. Oxygen rich blood is always good at helping your muscles do awesome things...


Cardio increases your vain size??

Hobo Beard
04-25-2011, 06:35 PM
Cardio increases your vain size??

Best alternative to Viagra I've found so far.

headache
04-25-2011, 08:26 PM
i guess the verdict is to do cardio! haha thanks guys started tonight didnt suck too bad, had a good night on the bench so i was in a good mood other than the fact that the owner of the gym posted signs banning the use of chalk which was basically directed at me and my buddy cuz were 2 of the 4 ppl in there that use it.

Hobo Beard
04-25-2011, 08:28 PM
i guess the verdict is to do cardio! haha thanks guys started tonight didnt suck too bad, had a good night on the bench so i was in a good mood other than the fact that the owner of the gym posted signs banning the use of chalk which was basically directed at me and my buddy cuz were 2 of the 4 ppl in there that use it.

Get this: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/xf/chalk.html .

No replacement for chalk, but your best alternative.

headache
04-25-2011, 08:31 PM
ive heard about that have you or anyone you know used it, cuz ive been using chalk for about a year now i cant pull without it

SEOINAGE
04-25-2011, 09:04 PM
Yeah what vin said, I was thinking to myself, how is 10 minutes of abs considered cardio.

The chalk thing is a bummer. One of the things that pushed me over the edge to finish my home gym. Although I kept using chalk in the rec center even after they posted the sign, I knew the day would come they would harass me more about it. Try to conceal it somehow when you put it on your hands and do it lightly? Or do the people watch more closely than just using cameras?

headache
04-25-2011, 11:02 PM
my gym is small its an old warehouse no cameras and we literally get any excess chalk off the floor and clean up i think this older guy fucked it up for us but its funny you brought up your home made rack me and my buddy were looking into something similair. How much for you to make one for us :idea:

SEOINAGE
04-26-2011, 04:26 PM
my gym is small its an old warehouse no cameras and we literally get any excess chalk off the floor and clean up i think this older guy fucked it up for us but its funny you brought up your home made rack me and my buddy were looking into something similair. How much for you to make one for us :idea:

Sadly you are better off buying one, its too much work to add on to my current work load. If I made lots of them I could come up with a way to make them much faster, but aside from starting a company and doing online sales in the future I don't see it really happening unless I lost my job or I somehow had more time.

headache
04-27-2011, 10:59 AM
No problem just thought id throw it out there ill probably split one with my buddy