Hi I am 17 and do a lot of workouts (bodybuilding). The other day I was punching the bag, trying to warm up and realized how quickly I got tired and that my stamina is very low. I am thinking of jogging for 30 minutes before (1 mile) my workouts just to warm up, but the thing is I don't want to get skinny as the purpose of my workouts is to build muscle and get BIG. Can anyone please tell me if jogging will make me burn a lot of fat and will make it more difficult for me to build up? I am planning to jog for 30 minutes, stretch, then punch the bag for another 10 minutes and start building muscle. Would that be ok?? If anyone knows any other ways to get more fit so that I don't run out of breath so fast please share. Thanks a lot
If you don't want to lose weight, take in more calories then your going to burn. First you need to measure how much calories you burn a mile or 30 minutes. Theres some special equipment in a gym that can do that (at least the gym that I go to). If not then maybe your doctor can help you tell how much your burning a mile or 30 minutes.
The stretching should come first though, your legs are going to get rather tight if your going to jog. Then after doing that you can do the punching bags and the work outs. I would advise you to carry a bottle of water with you when your jogging, it helps a lot on the way.
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Jogging will not make it so you cannot gain muscle. Jogging gives you indurance and stamina. The muscle gain is due to the high weight low rep tearing and repairing of the muslce. Jogging will just make you have more stamina. Any good workout even for muscle gain includes some form of a cadio workout.
my advice as a cross country runner: for as much workout as you claim to do I would just walk. Your going to get pretty much the same results a from jogging.