[quote]Professor X wrote:
I simply cannot buy the idea of it just being for endurance athletes.
I can. If you want to play soccer, then train to play soccer. Gear your personal workouts towards allowing you to play soccer. However, don’t imply that everyone else gives a damn about whether they can play soccer. I hate soccer. I also get PT tested yearly so cardio is kept in to do well in that area. You TRAIN like you LIVE. It is really that simple. Throwing cardio in randomly when the goal is the most size and strength possible in a given amount of time is not a good idea if you have no basis for it other than that you heard it was good. People need to have goals and they need to train for those specific goals. That is why blanket statements simply can’t be made about what ALL people should be doing in the gym.[/quote]
Prof, I think he means for your average guy wanting to have a good build and be healthy and I agree with him. Of course if one were training for an upcoming NPC show an was competing for a good number of years then I would agree with what you said.
Some type of cardio a few times per week is a good thing whether it be hitting a heavy bag, walking, hiking, whatever. But, again if that upcoming BB contest would put you at risk for losing a half pound of muscle… don’t do it!!!