View Full Version : Trying to bulk.. how much cardio is too much?

05-09-2005, 08:45 AM

New member here. I have a quick question. I have decided to really start working out seriously and am going to use WBB#1. At my gym they have a basketball court where people play M-F. I usually go 3-4 times during the week. Could this much cardio workout hurt my strength and size gains?


05-09-2005, 12:35 PM
If you want to gain muscle, you'll have to eat enough to compensate for the calories you burn playing ball.

05-09-2005, 05:01 PM
It will be much easier to bulk up if you dont do the cardio. Otherwise youre gonna have to eat that much more to offset the calories you burned playing ball. Bulking without cardio is already pretty tough, relative to feeling like youre gonna explode most of the time. Make it easy on yourself and ditch the ball.

05-17-2005, 01:34 AM
ACSM reccomends a minimum of 3 times a week for 20 minutes at 65-80% of the VO2 max window just to keep the heart healthy. Anything more is gonna help your endurance, but stunt your bulk.

05-17-2005, 01:35 AM
I don't do anything past a recreational walk or bike ride for cardio while bulking, or even maintaining. I only do cardio to cut, and even then, not very much.

05-17-2005, 05:02 AM
Cardio will kill you.

05-17-2005, 06:49 AM
Cardio will kill you.
Lol. It might kill you when you start to cut. If you do not do cardio, imagine what it will feel like after your bulk cycle. You could go into cardiac arrest after your first cardio session. :D Try to play basketball a little less, but stick with some sort of cardio to keep your heart healthy. Just eat more the days that you do play basketball. :D

05-25-2005, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the replies!!