Cardio and building muscle

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Cardio is not only one of the best ways to lose fat; it also can help to build muscle mass. Cardio is an aerobic exercise that extends over a period of time. Cardio includes running, skating, swimming, skiing, bicycle, etc.

There are 2 major forms of cardio exercise:
  • LIT – Low Intensity Training. This is cardio for 30-45 mins at a steady state. It burns fat, but it’s boring and takes a lot of time.
  • HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training. It’s very short, but very exhausting training. For example, 60 sec jogging or 30 sec sprints. This type of cardio burns more fat than LIT does, but it’s also more difficult.
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Some exercises will be done heavy and others for high reps. Cardio will add some volume to your training. If your goal is maximum mass gain, don’t do too many interval trainings. It won’t work. The thing which you should do is to moderate intensity of cardio workouts.

Cardio will improve the general condition of your body

If you go by stairs on the 6th floor every day and feel you can’t even breathe normally, after few months of cardio you will see the difference. Your muscles will be stronger as well as your heart. Just don’t exercise too much! Muscles also need some rest.

Cardio will also help to improve body recovery. When you use cardio for recovery, you give your muscles more nutrients by increasing blood flow.

And don’t forget, cardio will not just maintain your body’s general condition and build muscles. It will also increase your metabolism rate, reduce appetite and burn unneeded fat.

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