For someone who is skinny, has an athletic build, and is trying to put on weight through strength training, how much cardio should they include in their workout?
Currently, my workout routine is something along the lines of:
- Monday: chest and back
- Tuesday: kendo
- Wednesday: shoulders, biceps, triceps
- Thursday: pylometrics
- Friday: legs and back
- Saturday / Sunday: either yoga, pylometrics or rest (usually rest)
My concern is, with the intense hour long kendo and pylometrics workouts, I am burning away too much of my weight, and my strength training isn't growing as much as it could because of this.
Is this a realistic concern? Should I reduce the amount of cardio I do each week, or is cardio important in strength training even for skinny people?