View Full Version : Cardio 3x week, plus get strength/size gains?

03-30-2005, 07:47 PM
Is it possible to do say 20-30 minutes of Jogging 3x a week with HIIT 1x a week, and make reasonable strength/size gains? or would it be better to do 2x a week of endurance running and 1x a week of HIIT for decent gains? (BTW, I'm planning on doing the cardio on my off days and HIIT on saturday [also an off day], I just need to do cardio for my heart)

03-30-2005, 09:12 PM

03-30-2005, 09:30 PM
Do crossfit. Builds muscle but especially endurance.

03-30-2005, 09:44 PM
whats crossfit?

03-30-2005, 09:53 PM

Excellent for achieving cardio results and building muscle. Workouts are rarely over 30 minutes. Hard as hell. One day, I will give it a try, but as of now, I'm way to wussy. I'm trying to find a test subject. :D

03-30-2005, 10:17 PM
are you saying you have one day of hit for every muscle group? i would rethink that.

03-30-2005, 11:32 PM
could i actually do a wbb#1 equivalent routine along with this the exact way they have it without over training? if so then once I get the gym membership, I'm so going with this!

03-30-2005, 11:33 PM
If I can do the wbb1 routine along with this, then you have your test subject.

03-31-2005, 01:16 PM

03-31-2005, 02:39 PM
quit spamming and you can't do 2 bodybuilding routines at once.

03-31-2005, 05:20 PM
I do 30min of cardio a day 4 times a week after i lift.
Recently packed more size on my shoulders.

Only thing you have to worry about is enough calories. If your taking in **** calories youll loose size and power. Im doing a slow cut to experiment and have taking down 6lbs in 2 months with no effect on lifting. hopefully i can knock down another 6-8 and be done by june.

If your calories are right and proper, I wouldnt worry unless your doing 45min of cardio or more.

03-31-2005, 05:38 PM
During the summer, I do cardio just about everyday. Not by choice mind you. I have to ride my bike everywhere (saves me $$). I also, run on a treadmill about 3 times a week. You can look in my journal and see that I made some decent strength gains, while still mananging to lose some weight.

12-01-2005, 02:39 PM
Hey everyone, hate to bring this back up, but I just wanted to thank MixmasterNash for telling me about crossfit earlier this year. Thanks to you, I'm in such better shape now, MUCH stronger and faster, and a little bigger even too. I'm a total crossfit believer now. Just gotta find some way now to do crossfit in a way to become larger without getting slower or having to lower my BW exercise numbers (push ups, dips, pull ups, L-sits).