View Full Version : How much cardio when bulking

06-04-2004, 11:47 AM
Hey people im bulking at the moment ..... just as the title says how much cardio should i do, im doing a clean bulk - i do not want to put on too much fat, i want to keep under 15% bodyfat.

Weight: 68/69 KG
Height: 5'7"
Bodyfat: 9.5%


06-04-2004, 12:29 PM
As long as you can recover from both your cardio and weightlifting then you should be fine.

Generally speaking, if you over do your cardio, you run the chance of burning BCAAs (protein) which obviously ain't the best thing if you're bulking.

06-04-2004, 02:26 PM
So is 15 min enough 3x per week?

06-04-2004, 05:24 PM
I myself perform cardio 5 - 6 times a week and have had no problems bulking, imo it has helped significantly in gaining muscle as well as staying leaner then I would without the additional cardio, not to mention the health benefits. As long as you allow yourself adequate rest and provide your body with enough nutrients you should have no problem.

06-04-2004, 05:29 PM
I think 3x a week is good, however I would mix up what you do for cardio. Throw in some HIIT (short sprint repeats), long distance cardio (run/bike for around 30-60 minutes) and maybe an intense run for around 12-16 minutes straight.

06-05-2004, 05:31 AM
Im still confused ......... what would you guys recommend? HIIT 3x times a week for 30 mins.

PS. i don't know how you guys cope with this ... its painfull.

06-05-2004, 05:34 AM
if you are doing it to just keep some sort of cardiovascular health 2-3x a week for 20-30 minutes would suffice.

06-09-2004, 07:24 AM
Some guy said i should only do cardio as a warmup then hit the weights ... what do you guys think?