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    Is cardio necessary to be cut?

    I'm about 6'0 and 180 and have a good physique. I lift hard 4-5x a week and follow a fairly strict diet. However, I can't stand cardio!! I try to jumprope before breakfast but just stopped, couldn't stand it. So my question is, is cardio necessary? Is there any advice on a minimum amount of cardio I need to do per week or the type of exercises?

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    depends on the person, so I would say no. However, most people need cardio to stay lean.
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    Originally Posted by csaltiel View Post
    I'm about 6'0 and 180 and have a good physique. I lift hard 4-5x a week and follow a fairly strict diet. However, I can't stand cardio!! I try to jumprope before breakfast but just stopped, couldn't stand it. So my question is, is cardio necessary? Is there any advice on a minimum amount of cardio I need to do per week or the type of exercises?

    Thanks
    Short answer: Nope. Let the diet do the work.
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    Originally Posted by csaltiel View Post
    I'm about 6'0 and 180 and have a good physique. I lift hard 4-5x a week and follow a fairly strict diet. However, I can't stand cardio!! I try to jumprope before breakfast but just stopped, couldn't stand it. So my question is, is cardio necessary? Is there any advice on a minimum amount of cardio I need to do per week or the type of exercises?

    Thanks

    Nope, I know abunch of guys that dont do cardio and are floating around 8% bodyfat easy, they have a high metabolism though is why. I like doing cardio so i do it and i get to eat more to make up for it but yeah if you have a high metabolism then its not necessary
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    Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
    depends on the person, so I would say no. However, most people need cardio to stay lean.
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    if you're not getting cut on your current routine, then gotta up the cardio/reduce calories.

    some people (not me) are lucky in that they do little to no cardio and can be lean.
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    Originally Posted by csaltiel View Post
    I'm about 6'0 and 180 and have a good physique. I lift hard 4-5x a week and follow a fairly strict diet. However, I can't stand cardio!! I try to jumprope before breakfast but just stopped, couldn't stand it. So my question is, is cardio necessary? Is there any advice on a minimum amount of cardio I need to do per week or the type of exercises?

    Thanks
    You do not need Cardio to lose weight, what you need is a Calorie Deficit. However cardio have lots of health benefits to it and it could also help you to create a calorie deficit without cutting to much food.

    Besides there is so much more thing you could do instead of going into a treadmill such as Boxing or martial arts or sports.

    Personally i do Thai Boxing as my main form of Cardio 3-4 times a week. I also do Max-OT Cardio which i really love see http://ast-ss.com/information/?p=17
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    Thanks, can someone give me a good short cardio routine I can do pwo?
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    Originally Posted by csaltiel View Post
    Thanks, can someone give me a good short cardio routine I can do pwo?
    just switch your cardio up each day. (Treadmill, Elliptical, Bike, Stepper) for 20-30 minutes or however long you feel like you should do it.
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    What the previous poster said was good. I hate cardio as well, but the health benefits and the idea of staying fairly lean during my bulk are two huge factors that greatly outweigh the boringness of it. I just switch it up. I might do 15 mins on the treadmill and then 15 mins on the bike. Or 15 mins on the bike and 15 mins walking around the track. Sometimes I will do intervals (HIIT) if I have worked a smaller muscle group (shoulders or abs). The HIIT usually only takes me about 20 mins. I will do a 5 min warmup and then do 10-12 sprints on the bike at a 15 second sprint with a 45 second crawl. Then a 5 minute cool down.

    Your diet can keep you lean, but cardio can be helpful if you know that you won't be 100% disciplined. Also, cardio is just plain healthy.
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