Cardio With Hypertrophy Training

How do you prepare for cardio? Do you eat high carbohydrate meal beforehand? I believe I'd only be doing a couple cycles of HIIT once every five days after I finish my leg workout.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To go into detail, this would just be me running as fast as I can for between 60 to 80 seconds for two cycles at the end of my workout.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah why would you do it on a rest day.cgreat idea to make the limiting factor your legs. Best way to increase your cardiovascular capacity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would be doing it the same day as my leg workout before I leave the gym. I'd probably consume a bit of a shake beforehand, even if I'd only be running for less than 10 minutes total, and that would be including breaks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he gave you solid advice here, yet you somehow are set on doing "HIIT" with shot legs. you do realize that you aren't putting even a fraction of the effort required in a proper interval session? have you ever done HIIT in your life?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you do realize that you aren't putting even a fraction of the effort required in a proper interval session?
        This would purely be for my heart health. Also, if I tried doing it any other day, wouldn't that frick with my leg recovery?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you do realize that you aren't putting even a fraction of the effort required in a proper interval session?
        This would purely be for my heart health. Also, if I tried doing it any other day, wouldn't that frick with my leg recovery?

        ALSO, I would only be doing a couple 60 to 80 minute cycles as fast as I can. Those don't work out the leg muscles that much.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would like to do it immediately after I finish my leg workout, since I have suspicion that it would interfere with my recovery if I waited a few hours later. I would be willing to wait a solid 15 minutes if that is what would be recommended, but I think waiting several hours would harm my recovery. Please let me know, since I'm an absolute noob at this shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do cardio on off days to improve recovery. or do hiit workouts to achieve both. i usually jump rope for 15-20 minutes as a warmup. sometimes will break it into 4 min segments and during my rest will do 25 pushups for a total of 20-25 min jump rope and 100 pushups. then I hit my compound sets which are usually supersets with pullups/chinups.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >do cardio on off days to improve recovery.
        This seems paradoxical. You work out your legs when you do HIIT. They get sore. How could this aid in recovery between leg days?
        >i usually jump rope for 15-20 minutes as a warmup.
        Jumprope is a meme. Just do a little jogging no the treadmill, or if you do lifting, then just start with lower weights and higher reps, around 50% to failure, and gradually go up until you reach your work weight. Some people also do what is called potentiation, where they'll do their work weight for between 2 to 4 reps just to prepare their CNS.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          cardio promotes blood flow that aids recovery. if you ever are sore and warm up you notice your muscles are less sore too. albeit maybe a little fatigued.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i usually do cardio after leg days and on my offdays. but i'll alternate between erg rowing and running, just to minimize the impact on the joints.

    overall just listen to your body. you don't have to do cardio every single day but i think 4-5 cardio sessions a week is plenty.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna hop into this thread cause I'm curious too. Looking to improve cardio but don't quite want to get into jogging yet

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do my cardio 3x a week after my push days and on my pull day that I dont deadlift on. Tried it after my leg day and that was a big negative.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk man I just take my bike out if it's nice out. I gotta time my longer rides tho because the next few days my jammies and glutes are obliterated. They have to be done either after lower day or the rest day after.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like the idea of doing HIIT on days when I'm not working out my legs, out of fear of interfering with my recovery. I do legs once every 5 days, so would a good day to do HIIT be the third day after leg day, so 2 days before my leg day?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Easy Cardio routine I do every day-
    >Wake
    >immediately down coffee w/yohimbine, l theanine, ashwaganda, then acv
    >get shits
    >10-20s all out sprints, nasal breath
    >Rest/walk 1-2min
    >repeat 9 more times
    >gassed
    >walk back inside n eat many carbs
    Using weighted jump rope every other day instead of sprints now, feels better on knees
    Cardio is easy

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Water. Drink water 2 - 3 hours before cardio, you want to give it time to digest and hydrate your body, but most importantly so the water won't slosh around your belly while working out which could result in you not being able to give it your all. The digested water will let you sweat more without losing energy so you do cardio more intensely and for longer. You also don't want to be a fully empty stomach just like when you work out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You also don't want to be a fully empty stomach just like when you work out.
      You should have quite a bit of protein and carbs in your stomach and intestines when you workout. Muscle recovery happens the most during and after a workout. You also won't be able to go as hard due to the fatigue of having an empty stomach, so this should be a no-brainer.

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