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T_Chapman
08-13-2004, 05:58 PM
whats better?

3500 cal with cardio (burn 500 cal) or 3000 cal with no cardio? or are they the same thing??

Manveet
08-13-2004, 06:47 PM
I think cardio will be better (especially HIIT) because of the continuing effects after the session is over

T_Chapman
08-13-2004, 09:37 PM
i forgot to say "in terms of muscle building."

Manveet
08-13-2004, 09:58 PM
Cardio isn't going to build appreciable amounts of muscle.

Are you trying to curb fat gain on a bulk? If so, you don't need cardio to do it, just pay attention to diet.

T_Chapman
08-14-2004, 12:09 AM
Cardio isn't going to build appreciable amounts of muscle.

Are you trying to curb fat gain on a bulk? If so, you don't need cardio to do it, just pay attention to diet.

yeah i know but my metabolism is not very fast and i cant get in the calories i want for muscle growth. so i was thinking maybe its better to eat more but do cardio...

Allyrulez
08-14-2004, 03:05 AM
Its better to eat more, and cardio, if you want to limit fat gain


Ive wondered this before as well

Look at Akas' journal

Manveet
08-14-2004, 11:21 AM
You do not need cardio to stay lean on a bulk. If you keep calorie levels under control, you should be fine.

Read the fourth post in this journal.

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?p=825217#post825217

T_Chapman
08-14-2004, 01:16 PM
oh okay. thx.

Jasonl
08-14-2004, 01:38 PM
I'm with Manveet, although I do think you should do cardio while bulking to stay fit.

T_Chapman
08-14-2004, 01:40 PM
I'm with Manveet, although I do think you should do cardio while bulking to stay fit.

yeah ill burn 300 cal walking on a treadmill everyday from now on unless its leg day or day after/before.

body
08-15-2004, 05:49 AM
Adding cardio will probably make you healtheir.
you may get some extra benefit of increased insulin sensitiivty as well.

BigMatt
08-15-2004, 12:28 PM
Cardio is always good even when bulking, look at the pros...

meltedtime
08-15-2004, 12:40 PM
Go with the Cardio. Your heart needs a workout as well.

melt