I hear a lot of people saying that there’s no need for cardio when bulking, but it’s always been a big part of my lifestyle, from swimming, running, cycling to casual sports. So I find this a hard pill to swallow now that I’m trying to bulk on muscle, and I worry as I feel that at least a proportion of my weight gain is in fat. Definition has fallen, and I feel generally ‘‘wobblier’’ and less athletic…
… So, I just wondered if it was still possible / advisable / mad to continue to bulk whilst fitting in some cardio work? I’d do it on ‘off’ days, probably 2 times per week, with 4 days of weights and one total rest day. What do you chaps do with respect to cardio?
Also, I’ve heard that HIIT is ideal, but having tried it in the past (stationary bike) I’m concerned that it might impact adversely on my muscle recovery or gains? Is this nonsense?