I need to do alot of cardio, but I want to gain mass.

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  1. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    I'm in the army and my push ups and sit ups are easy to max out but keeping my 2 mile run under 13 minutes requires that I stay on top of my cardio just as much as I lift.

    I don't have much of any kind of diet right now aside from not eating alot of fast food, soda, or candy snacks.
    My gym routine is pretty simple I do two muscle groups a day 4-5 days a week. To condition myself to a shitty army where I have to keep going environment I do push ups, sit ups, or something in between every set then continue my next set. I feel like im getting bigger and stronger but ever since I've become dedicated to hitting the gym ive lost alot of weight.

    I was bouncing around 160lbs for the majority of the last 10 months and now im at 145. How can I gain this back but as leaner muscle mass without losing my run time and stamina? I'm assuming fighters do it all the time, but how?
     
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    I used to jog 2-4 miles at a time until my knees started to give out. Now I just do 10x100m sprints on a track or field. My 1.5 mile time has dropped 15 secs. Easier on my knees too.
     
  3. RollinDollos

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    For the weight you're at it really isn't going to matter. Your biggest concern should be getting a steady diet aiming for about 160g protein a day. Keep the cardio the same, get your diet in check and you will see the results you are looking for.
     
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    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    sounds good ill read up on some good diet plans, and maybe get an organized workout. see how my cardio effects it
     
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