I have been studying many bodybuilders, watching their videos etc. I am trying to improve my education, my knowledge and look for commonalities / trends so that I can better myself and my body composition.
One curious thing I noticed was daily cardio advocated by Kai Greene, Jay Cutler, and Evan Centropani. These guys say they do 30-45mins fasted every morning, regardless of season.
I myself decided do the same exact thing, and I noticed that I got a little leaner while putting on muscle mass, in addition to improving my cardiovascular base. So that’s a positive, my two cents = cardio is good. It does lead to a bit of exhaustion early on in the day but I am typically able to fix myself by training time
But I was wondering two things
1. What do YOU all do for cardio, if any? LISS? HIIT? What speeds? What machines do you use?
For me, I incline walk on the treadmill, 3.7mph at 10% for 45mins. Do any of you guys do something similar?
2. Why is it that the go to “daily” cardio for BBers is LISS and not sprints, jogging or HIIT?
I’m a pretty young guy, and while the results have been good, it feels a little silly to be WALKING on a treadmill. I mean, I read articles on here by coaches like Jim Wendler and Christian Thibadeau talking about doing sprints, especially the latter on body composition and I feel like a pansy over here speed walking, plus it feels just plain wrong. One thing I want to make clear., I don’t consider myself a pure Bodybuilder, I don’t train like that- my goal is simply to become bigger, stronger, leaner, more athletic. But when you think of a big, strong, lean person, don’t you think of an athlete? Do athletes really walk on the treadmill?
TLDR: Should I get my ass outside and run every morning (Jogging or HIIT Sprints) if I think I can eat enough to handle it, or is LISS a better alternative for something I can do daily? What are you all thoughts? Experiences?