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Recovery And HIIT


I'm trying to bulk. The fiance's trying to lose weight. Question is...we do weight training three days a week. If we do HIIT in pre or post training isn't that overtraining? And if it is would n't doing HIIT training on our off weight days conflict with muscle recovery? We both want a cardio workut as well but want to achieve our seperate goals as well.


Cardio and bulking are like oil and water.

I don't know you personally, you may be a serious endomorph but most people skip almost all the cardio in a bulking phase.

Unless you lay down fat really badly, I'd skip cardio. Not seeing your abs isn't the end of the world.

It does suck though.


Read Eric Cressey's article from today. It is right on point.