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How much CV?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Red and White, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. Red and White

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,921

    How much CV should I be doing when im trying to build muscle? Personally i hate doing CV and avoid it like the plague, but if I want good defintion should i be doing a decent amount of CV?
     
  2. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

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    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    your wanting to lose bf% while building muscle?

    its hard but possible, but needs dedication on the diet and exercise.
    im looking to do the same thing soon, will be a 2 week split, 1 week cutting with more cardio than weights, then 1 week bulking (but not being excessive).

    im losing about 1% a month atm, doing 4 sessions of cardio a week, 35-40 mins a go, working between 150-160bpm.
     
  3. Red and White

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,921

    well i am wanting to up my muscle a bit but wanting to cut the bf% to get better abs. not really sure the way to go.

    my diet isnt bad but not great either.
     
  4. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    if your thinking more about definition (im guessing you want your top off during summer to impress the ladies) then sort your diet, hit the cardio and if you want to you can do some good compound movements doing weights

    your going to want under 15%bf to start seeing abs iirc, any idea how much you have at the moment?
     
  5. Red and White

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,921


    not sure of my bf at the mo. dont think it can be much tho.

    should i be taking protein to help, or is that a bad idea when going for defintion?
     
  6. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

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    protein as part of a diet is good :]

    if your bulking then you will need plenty of protein.
    might be worth looking at a GI diet to help you along the way :]
     
  7. Red and White

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,921

    cheers for help :)