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    Lightbulb HIIT cardio in a bulking phase

    Hi all. I'm currently in a bulking phase, but also trying to slowly, slightly cut my body fat. I know it's difficult to do.

    I know that in order to bulk it's suggested that you +500 calories to your BMR.

    I also know that HIIT cardio training burns more calories in a shorter amount of time, and burns for longer after the workout.

    My question is: Would I need to re-incorporate the calories I've burned from cardio into my diet in order to meet my daily bulking caloric intake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uskidsknow View Post
    Hi all. I'm currently in a bulking phase, but also trying to slowly, slightly cut my body fat. I know it's difficult to do.

    I know that in order to bulk it's suggested that you +500 calories to your BMR.

    I also know that HIIT cardio training burns more calories in a shorter amount of time, and burns for longer after the workout.

    My question is: Would I need to re-incorporate the calories I've burned from cardio into my diet in order to meet my daily bulking caloric intake?
    Yes, otherwise you'll be in a slight calorie deficit (in regard to the bulking calorie requirement) due to the HIIT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uskidsknow View Post
    Hi all. I'm currently in a bulking phase, but also trying to slowly, slightly cut my body fat. I know it's difficult to do.

    I know that in order to bulk it's suggested that you +500 calories to your BMR.

    I also know that HIIT cardio training burns more calories in a shorter amount of time, and burns for longer after the workout.

    My question is: Would I need to re-incorporate the calories I've burned from cardio into my diet in order to meet my daily bulking caloric intake?
    I would say no if you have the correct activity level when you calculate your BMR.
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    do you think the HIIT would help me accomplish simultaneous marginal cutting/bulking i'm trying?

    I'm only doing 10 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uskidsknow View Post
    do you think the HIIT would help me accomplish simultaneous marginal cutting/bulking i'm trying?

    I'm only doing 10 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill.
    It is definitely possible, the only way to know for sure is to see how you personally respond to HIIT
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    Quote Originally Posted by uskidsknow View Post
    Hi all. I'm currently in a bulking phase, but also trying to slowly, slightly cut my body fat. I know it's difficult to do.

    I know that in order to bulk it's suggested that you +500 calories to your BMR.

    I also know that HIIT cardio training burns more calories in a shorter amount of time, and burns for longer after the workout.

    My question is: Would I need to re-incorporate the calories I've burned from cardio into my diet in order to meet my daily bulking caloric intake?
    Its very difficult to lose fat and build at the same time, and many people find it impossible due to both goals requiring different calorific considerations.
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    Agree with Doug. It's not technically impossible, but in practical terms it's pretty hard. I would personally use LIT for 30 minutes PWO, but try the HIIT and see how it works for you. -EK
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    I'm in the same boat as you - i'm training to build muscle but also preforming HIIT cardio three times a week.

    I no longer calorie count but have a rough idea of what I consume and do manage to add on 1lbs each week usually. I'd have to say it depends on how long you preform the HIIT for and how many calories you burn as a result of this. If it is substantial then yes, I would eat more calories and try and make up for it. If like me, you only burn around 200 calories then I tend to just eat the same meals as usual and not worry about it lol.

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    ^^ If you chose to not obsessively count calories, this is good advice. As long as you are not in a negative nitrogen balance, you will - at the least - preserve muscle, and you may gain slightly if the difference is only a couple hundred calories. -EK
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    HIIT is good for cardio, but just make sure it is on your off days from weights.
    I like EK's suggestions aswell, 30 or so minutes low intensity PWO cardio.
    Consistency is the key

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrutiny View Post
    HIIT is good for cardio, but just make sure it is on your off days from weights.
    I like EK's suggestions aswell, 30 or so minutes low intensity PWO cardio.
    why only on the off days from lifting?
    Makes much more sense to live in the present tense

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    High-intensity cardio stresses both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. The
    anaerobic energy system is what is stressed during weight training. Putting too much
    stress on the anaerobic system and hampering recovery is one reason why trainers do not
    recommend performing weight training and HIIT on the same day

    Performing both HIIT and weight training in the same day can pretty much mean performing 2 intense workouts, which will most definitely affect the performance of the other workout in a negative way. This can lead to decreased energy and muscle tissue breakdown.

    You would be far better performing HIIT/HIT on an off day from the gym, as your body will be fresh for it.
    Last edited by Scrutiny; 07-24-2010 at 12:17 AM.
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