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    How much cardio should I do if i want to gain weight/muscle?

    Im trying to gain weight but at the same time i want to lose all my stomach fat. Ive heard people say doing cardio makes it harder to gain muscle and you need to eat more calories if you do cardio and are trying to gain muscle, others say it doesnt matter. I go on a stationary bike everyday for 30 minutes after working out. So is that too much, fine or should i do more cardio? Im 5'6 and weigh 130 in case that matters.
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    If your primary goal is to gain weight/muscle.. Then it's fine to do a 30 minute cardio everyday IF they are low-intensity. Literally, like a walking/strolling pace.
    Don't over-exhaust yourself OP.
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    I would keep cardio to a minimum when bulking. You want to eat as much as you can and I would preserve those extra calories and carbs that would other wise be used to rebuild your muscles. IMO a mile or two a week is enough just to stay fit
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    Originally Posted by ArtemVegas View Post
    I would keep cardio to a minimum when bulking. You want to eat as much as you can and I would preserve those extra calories and carbs that would other wise be used to rebuild your muscles. IMO a mile or two a week is enough just to stay fit
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    You cannot gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. (unless you're on AAS/beginner)

    Pick a goal, bulk or cut.

    Cardio is simply preference.
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    Originally Posted by koweanguy View Post
    If your primary goal is to gain weight/muscle.. Then it's fine to do a 30 minute cardio everyday IF they are low-intensity. Literally, like a walking/strolling pace.
    Don't over-exhaust yourself OP.
    ok thanks. I do it at a running pace plus with resistance so i guess that may be too much if im trying to gain.
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    Originally Posted by ArtemVegas View Post
    I would keep cardio to a minimum when bulking. You want to eat as much as you can and I would preserve those extra calories and carbs that would other wise be used to rebuild your muscles. IMO a mile or two a week is enough just to stay fit
    if i only do that much wont i be gaining a lot of fat since im eating more or since im working out does it not matter?
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    Originally Posted by nico707 View Post
    if i only do that much wont i be gaining a lot of fat since im eating more or since im working out does it not matter?
    That all depends on how much you're actually eating.
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    Originally Posted by ErikTheElectric View Post
    That all depends on how much you're actually eating.
    well lets say im eating as much as someone whos trying to gain muscle should
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    Originally Posted by nico707 View Post
    well lets say im eating as much as someone whos trying to gain muscle should
    This could mean anything.


    It's obvious that you have no idea what you're talking and that you know little about what constitutes proper nutrition and training. Please read the stickies.
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    I do sprints 4x a week and 3 light cardio session a week when I was bulking, I will never understand why people say cardio ruins gains.
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    on a bulk every second day (30min) treadmill set to 4.0 incline and speed of 6.5 and when cutting 20minutes set to the same speeds after every workout.
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    Originally Posted by ErikTheElectric View Post
    This could mean anything.


    It's obvious that you have no idea what you're talking and that you know little about what constitutes proper nutrition and training. Please read the stickies.
    pretty sure that's why I asked a question...
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    Originally Posted by nico707 View Post
    pretty sure that's why I asked a question...
    Exactly, please read the stickies at the top of this subforum.
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