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bohmie
04-22-2012, 10:13 PM
or is it all broscience assuming ur at a calorie deficit

please aware me whether I should finish my cut with cardio or not

CbassFL
04-22-2012, 10:20 PM
I do some cardio so that I can eat normally and not feeling like I'm starving.

astigos
04-22-2012, 10:28 PM
Cardio is not necessary at all, but can be helpful especially sub-12% BF so that you can eat more and still lose weight.

DSUP
04-22-2012, 11:09 PM
I'm doing this cut with no cardio to see how it goes. So far (week 8) I've done no cardio and dropped 14 pounds. I had a three week "plateau" but I tightened up the diet and the scale started moving again. I figure I've got five to ten pounds more to go. I really want to finish without doing any cardio at all.

thegannon
04-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Do moderate cardio if you enjoy it but doing cardio to create a larger deficit is a poor time investment.
Lift more, if anything.

TinyMuscolo
04-22-2012, 11:25 PM
To me, it's not that much beneficial, and can lead to less recovery capacity in most cases. Let alone the psychological tax you feel on your shoulders on cardio days.

In short, Return/Effort ratio is almost zero.

sheepz
04-22-2012, 11:30 PM
up to you and how if you enjoy doing it... i love yo run, and found i do a easy jog and burn 200 cals in about 20 mins with no tax on my body

ShweezyBTFO
04-23-2012, 01:05 AM
To me, it's not that much beneficial, and can lead to less recovery capacity in most cases. Let alone the psychological tax you feel on your shoulders on cardio days.

In short, Return/Effort ratio is almost zero.

lol notsureifsrs, my shoulders never feel any "psychological tax" after a rewarding 3-4 hours of pick up basketball. If anything they feel lighter after all the threes I drain.

bohmie
04-23-2012, 01:15 AM
To me, it's not that much beneficial, and can lead to less recovery capacity in most cases. Let alone the psychological tax you feel on your shoulders on cardio days.

In short, Return/Effort ratio is almost zero.

exactly this, I just end up losing weight on my lifts/less effort on lifting days