View Full Version : Does cardio while bulking hurt?

02-12-2003, 07:33 PM
I have realized that in order to get stronger and bigger, I need a bigger frame. So while I eat more and try to gain weight, (and I'm not sure how much I need remember I am 6 feet 165 bench has been at 190 awhile would 10 to 15 pounds work?) would running negate it? Usually I run a fast 20 min interval, sometimes a little more. I would like to continue, but will this make no sense for my strenght goals? In your opion, should I have an goal for weight and what should it be?

02-12-2003, 07:53 PM
I have no opinion on your goal for weight. I don't care. You have to decide what you want to weigh.

If you eat more calories, to make up for those burned during your cardio, it shouldn't hurt too much.

02-12-2003, 07:54 PM
If you're looking to gain weight, stay the heck away from cardio! Plus WBB Routine #1 doesn't say anything about cardio!

02-12-2003, 07:56 PM
Dang I was beat to it.

02-12-2003, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by AstronautJones
Dang I was beat to it.


02-12-2003, 07:59 PM
Like NateDogg said, if you eat to recompensate for what you burn while doing cardio then you can still do it, but with as little as you eat I wouldn't recommend cardio unless you want to start losing weight.

Set your weight goal for 180lbs. Work for that.

02-12-2003, 10:18 PM
I asked about what weight to go for, is that I don't what the ideal bodyframe is for someone like who is trying to get bigger and stronger. I thought one of you would have a better idea. 180 sound about right, I think a wait and watch approach will work.

02-12-2003, 10:22 PM
Bodyframe refers more to the skeletal structure or size of the bones. Are you talking about muscle mass?

My pics on the first page of my journal shows you what somebody about 180lbs and 9-10% body fat looks like.

02-13-2003, 09:33 AM
I think cardio is good all the time. What are some of you people just a hog in a shoot eating all day? Makes me wonder, I can't exert myslef I am bulking, sounds lazy. For me usually my life is active enough. Though in the winter I don't do as much.
If you like to run, I wouldn't stop. Eat more, don't run before you wo.