It's going to depend on how easily you get fat or how hard it is for you to grow. I would start off at 3-4 sessions a week if I were you and kind of watch the mirror over the next couple of weeks. If you see you're gaining weight too fast then you can up to 4-5 sessions....if your not gaining at 3-4 sessions then add in more food and do only 3 sessions.
Yeah buddy, I love morning cardio 4 days a week. It def helps me stay lean and eat a lot more. Plus its good to keep cardio health. At least after I finish a widowmaker of squats, I don't feel as if I might pass out.
If you're training hard, I mean the way you SHOULD be training, then light cardio three times a week seems to be doing the trick for me. I'm talking 30 mins, walking on an incline on the treadmill. If you're doing cardio year round with some kind of intensity, how are you going to change your body come pre-contest? You don't want to be doing some insane amount of cardio in my opinion. One thing I do know is that three times a week plus the training makes it very easy for me to eat. I'm also not tempted to cheat nearly as much either as staying leaner helps you see what your working toward, for me at least.
i dont like morning cardio i rather do 20-30mins after wieghts. i feel alot better over all this way in the morn on a empty stomach i have a harder time finishing my 30 mins and after im tired wich starts me off wrong.
So you do the cradio on the same days you have squat or deadlifts?
I find cradio helps squats too, but usually I only do a breif session, 15-20 mins, in the morning on squat day. When I'm dieting that is..
My weight had stalled at 220 for a couple months. I had never done morning cardio in my life until 3 weeks ago. Since starting it, I've gained 7 lbs just because of how much more hungry I am during the day.