View Full Version : What's the Right Amount of Cardio during a Bulk?

06-22-2005, 02:21 PM
I want to maintain cardiovascular health while I am bulking. I guess most people cut off their cardio or do siginificantly less while trying to gain weight?

I remember a few years ago I didn't do cardio for almost a year while bulking up and I felt pretty lazy throughout the day. I'm not sure if that was reason for my tiredness... it could have been from overtraining with the weights.

But anyway, is there a generally accepted rule that people follow for their cardio while bulking up?

Thanks in advance,


06-22-2005, 07:42 PM
well cutting and bulking is more defined from your diet but i would say running about 1-2 times a week for 20 mins is good when your bulking up and 3 times when your cutting. it all depends on you. I run twice a week when bulking and 3-4 times when im on a cut but thats just me. Also do other excercises besides running like jump rope. Just do what you feel is right to keep the heart healthy.
Just my 2 cents

06-22-2005, 08:08 PM
However much you decided to run, just make up those calories by eating more that day if you're bulking.

06-22-2005, 09:28 PM
i save my energy for lifting, no cardio. whats the point, you need the calories

06-22-2005, 10:29 PM
You can get by with no cardio, but if you decide to, make sure you're eating more to compensate for your cardio.

06-22-2005, 10:39 PM
You "can" get by with no cardio during a bulk, but doing 20-30 minutes 1-2 times a week will help keep your cardiovascular conditioning in check. It will also slow the forming of the gut. As mentioned above, make sure you compensate for the burnt calories.

06-23-2005, 12:26 PM
Just remember as you gain weight and get bigger your heart has to work harder. So you need to make your heart stronger so i would say a couple times a week, but i would eat more cals on that day to make up for it. Dont skip the cardio your body will thank you.

06-23-2005, 01:47 PM
20 minutes high intensity 2 or 3 times a week.