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ohiorick21
09-12-2005, 02:29 PM
When do people do cardio on 4 day splits? I switched routines a couple weeks ago from 3 days a week (MWF) to a 4 day/week upper-lower split on M,T,Th,F. The new routine is working well, especially for strength, but I can't seem to fit in the cardio.

I used to do cardio on T and Th and planned to do cardio on Wed and Sat with this new routine. The problem is my legs are still sore on Wed from Squats on Tues. I moved Sat cardio to Sun because my running stride felt flat after Fri Deadlifts. I also discovered I would rather avoid working out on the weekend if possible.

I am curious how other people fit cardio into 4 day splits. At 33, 2 or 3 miles (6:30-7:00min/mile pace) twice a week is enough cardio for me. My goals are to increase size and strength without busting out too much of a gut.

Stats are 5'8", 175-180Lb, 285 - Squat, 315 - Bench, 330-Dead (all lifts new record in past 2 weeks)

getfit
09-12-2005, 02:37 PM
my split

upper
lower
cardio
upper
lower

wknds i usually just blade around!

ohiorick21
09-12-2005, 02:43 PM
getfit, I am following the same split, except extra cardio day on the weekend. My cardio has been tanking since I started this split. Did your legs adjust to this split after a while or was the cardio not ever a problem for you?

getfit
09-12-2005, 02:46 PM
cardio never seemed to be a problem at all!

i put blading as cardio as well !but i don't do much of it as of lately

my cardio on wed is usually a class or i'll step on the stairmaster for 20 mins!

might start up spinning again!

Beast
09-12-2005, 03:01 PM
might start up spinning again!
Man, spinning classes kick ass... literally!

getfit
09-12-2005, 03:22 PM
Man, spinning classes kick ass... literally!
it sure does Beast!