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Hercule
10-31-2003, 10:03 PM
As some of you may know, I am going on a semi-cut. I am just trying to lose about 20lbs. to get rid of my gut, and go from a 37" waist to about a 34". I workout 4 times a week, and really the only open days are Wednesday&Friday. Friday is fine, but Tuesday is leg day. Will jogging the day after leg day hurt my gains? I do a pretty moderate jog, no more then a mile, with a little walking mixed in. I get about 225-250g of protein a day, and I drink a protein shake after running to treat it as its own workout. So to the point, is it okay to do cardio the day after leg day?

Jasonl
10-31-2003, 10:33 PM
it should be ok, however, i perfer to use an elliptical trainer after my leg day, its easier, and sometimes the day after an intense leg day i just don't think i could go out and jog.

Saint Patrick
10-31-2003, 11:13 PM
When cutting, I usually make the day after leg day one of my non-cardio days. Of course my main cardio is mountain biking. It depends what kind of cardio you're doing. I'd say on wed you could do some HIIT w/ heavy bag so your legs aren't taking a toll when they're supposed to be recovering.

jinxx
11-01-2003, 03:29 AM
When I had my leg day I can barely walk the next day, let alone do some cardio :/

rpffly
11-01-2003, 09:42 AM
I actually used to run for about 20-25 min after leg day. It didn't have any impact on my progress. I would squat monday, run tuesday, deadlift thursday and run saturday. It was a really tough run (legs were burnt) but I got used to it after 3 weeks. Just take the runs pretty easy and work your way to a higher intensity if you want to.

Hercule
11-01-2003, 09:57 AM
Thats prety much what I do rpffly. My quads and hams will be quite shot after leg day, but I don't train my calves until Saturday so extremely sore calves won't hinder my running. My jogging is at a moderate pace, and I run a mile, with about 1/4 a mile of walking intermixed. I think I will just stick with it. Thanks guys.