This seems like a silly question but what do you think about doing some cario after lifting, when you're trying to bulk up? I've been lifting heavy, doing a 5x5 workout program and making gains all around but I keep shedding weight. I am taking in about 4000 calories a day (give or take a few hundred). Been taking in 5g of creatine for the last 2 weeks and I've lost another 1lb in the last 2 weeks (down 8lbs in 3 months). The only thing I can think of that's making me burn the calories and shed the weight is basketball. I lift every mon, wed, friday night, and then play ball right after for about an hour or two (i usually just go after the gym telling myself ill shoot for a few minutes to loosen up, but end up playing pick up games for a few hours).
Could basketball for 1-2hrs a day really be setting me back like this?
Why would you want to do cardio on a bulk? Thats just going to = more food you have to eat. I walk 45mins on my non training days, just because I'm trying to minimize how fucking fat I'm going to be at 200lbs. Still though it's just walking and I had to take into account that I'll be doing that when I totalled my calories.
But yea you shouldn't be able to play basket ball after working out. Even on bench day my legs are very tired because of hip drive and heavy bent over rows.