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    Does cardio slow down muscle growth?

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    I'm planning to do 3 intense cardio sessions a week (interval training) while following a weight training program. Will this slow down muscle growth?
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    Originally Posted by runningtherack View Post
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    I'm planning to do 3 intense cardio sessions a week (interval training) while following a weight training program. Will this slow down muscle growth?
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    I have nothing scientific to contribute, but anecdotally speaking, given the experience of myself and people who've trained others, yes, HIIT cardio specifically, can inhibit performance, therefore inhibiting muscle gain. I find I stall on weights much faster when I'm utilizing a lot of HIIT cardio. It's neurally taxing.
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    I'm not completely sure, especially when there are people much more knowledgeable than myself here but I was always told that Cardio and bulking are counterproductive together b/c you are burning off the calories/carbs/protein your muscles need to grow when you do cardio. If you just kick up the food intake, depending on the intensity of your cardio, I don't think it would be much of a problem. Keep Cardio off your lifting days and kick the nutrition up IMO. Should be fine.

    Oh and if you do leg exercises already and then add HIIT.... your over doing it. You'll be ripping them up too often. Jogging ain't bad though.
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    if you do cardio before you lift weights it will lower your gH levels. when you do your cardio make sure to save it until after you have finished your workout good luck bro!!!
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    Originally Posted by imoffg View Post
    if you do cardio before you lift weights it will lower your gH levels. when you do your cardio make sure to save it until after you have finished your workout good luck bro!!!

    Am I wrong here or doesn't this just deplete your muscles of the nutrition they need after lifting? Just need clarity. I'm learning too.
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    I do cardio each time I work out 3x a week and I've stil maintained my muscles. I split my time...30mins cardio and 30mins weight training. This might not work for you if you are on a diet. I eat whatever I want.
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    Ok from my understanding I can tell you two things

    1. If your jogging ALOT, jogging not HIIT your body will adapt and try to loose weight so it can be lighter and more efficently travel large distances

    2. In HIIT trianing as in intervals in which you are sprinting, your body will burn fat not excessive protein though. In fact you might even gain leg muscles.

    Try to picture a lean muscular sprinter as opposed to a skinny marathon runner.

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    Originally Posted by stracin View Post
    Am I wrong here or doesn't this just deplete your muscles of the nutrition they need after lifting? Just need clarity. I'm learning too.
    Your body will have used it's readily available energy during lifting, so running after lifting will help burn fat. Yes you body is depleted, that's why you drink a post work out drink. Running for 15-30 minutes after you lift will not hurt your gains, as long as you are eating enough to support muscle growth.
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    Originally Posted by runningtherack View Post
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    I'm planning to do 3 intense cardio sessions a week (interval training) while following a weight training program. Will this slow down muscle growth?
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    Some cardio actually can help you build muscle and keep fat away

    Check this article out

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