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    Mavs is offline In Orientation
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    Cardio while 'bulking'

    Hey,

    So i'm using the summer to try and put on some muscle, but with the Basketball season over i'm really noticing the effect of not doing much Cardio exercise when i do play.

    I want to try and keep a decent level of cardio for the new season but also do need to put on muscle, so what would people recommend for this? Would HIIT on my off days be best?

    Thanks.

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    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
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    any form of cardio. Since you don't care about fat loss, do what benifits you the most in your activities, like, do you want to keep your "basketball cardio" up? If so, do cardio that will benifit you in your basketball game.

    And cardio won't negatively affect your bulk, as long as you remember to eat more since cardio burns energy.

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    g8r80 is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Find yourself another basketball league.

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    Mavs is offline In Orientation
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    Quote Originally Posted by g8r80 View Post
    Find yourself another basketball league.
    Do you mean for the summer? There isn't really much going on, i play down the park when its nice enough but there's nothing structured going on at the moment.

    I live in England btw!

    Thanks for the replys! I'll try and do some form of cardio on my off days thanks.

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    Aceiz2fresh is offline In Orientation
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    Good Post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavs View Post
    Hey,

    So i'm using the summer to try and put on some muscle, but with the Basketball season over i'm really noticing the effect of not doing much Cardio exercise when i do play.

    I want to try and keep a decent level of cardio for the new season but also do need to put on muscle, so what would people recommend for this? Would HIIT on my off days be best?

    Thanks.
    yeah and make sure you eat,as karky said.

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    prodigymytch is offline Warming Up
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    I have a similar situation but I didn't want to post a new topic since it kind of fits this one. Hope you don't mind Mavs.

    I'm 5'7, 125 lbs, and I'm trying to bulk. I've been walking/running with my friend who is trying to lose weight. It's about a 45 minute walk with occassional sprints, because we read somewhere on msnbc it's more effective to do that over a constant jog. Anyway. Is this okay for me? I've doubled my caloric intake and we usually walk/run to a store where I will buy a protein bar and drink.

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    gym rat jeff is offline In Orientation
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    cardio during bulking

    I wouldn't do a lot of cardio while your trying to bulk.

    The only cardio I would do to lose fat is HIIT because you maintain muscle better and also consider taking glutamine it will reduce muscle breakdown.

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