im doing a fullbody 3x a week now so on Tue Thu Sat i do 20 min cardio on treadmil.
Now when im done with this cycle i might do a push/pull or an upper/lower. And i can only get to the gym Mon-Sat so 4 days would be weightlifting and 2 would be cardio
is 20 -30 minutes of cardio twice a week enough?
cardio would be about 8mph run for 20 minutes straight
also my goal is to gain muscle/strength and lose a bit of fat
Thread: Is Cardio Twice A Week Enough?
11-18-2010, 09:48 PM #1
Is Cardio Twice A Week Enough?
11-19-2010, 08:23 AM #2
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How much cardio one needs hinges on a multiple factors, many of which you haven't addressed. So the short answer to your question is do what you are doing for about 3 weeks, assess your progress and adjust accordingly.Use the tools of the trade to help you. I use devices such as chalk for grip strength, gloves, wrist straps, lifting belts - if it helps you lift more, it's all good. - Ronnie Coleman, Hardcore, 2007 Triumph Books
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I'm wondering why you are limiting "cardio" to just running. There are a lot of ways to "do cardio" that involve assistance work for your lifting.
As to your question, I agree with everyone else: maybe.
Personally, I recently went from 3 lift / 3 "cardio" a week to 4 lift / 2 "cardio" per week and I don't like the results. I am going back to 3 lift days and 3 conditioning days.
11-19-2010, 11:39 PM #6
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