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FST7 Tip: Can Cardio Destroy Muscle Building?

FST7-Tip: Kan Cardio Spieropbouw Vernietigen?
24X Olympia winning coach Hany Rambod answers the question of whether cardio can destroy muscle building. If you're eating too little, overtraining, or doing too much cardio - absolutely, it's possible.

Always start with 20-30 minutes of cardio and then work your way up. Should your cardio be fasting? No. In a competition prep situation, Hany recommends starting fasted cardio several weeks into your preparation 12-16 weeks before the competition, then increasing cardio to 30-45 minutes and you can add a second session.

You can go up to 60 minutes of cardio if you're really out of shape, up to twice a day, but the key is not to get so out of shape that you're forced to do this. You want to stay in the 20-30 minute cardio range.

Pro tip: If you don't eat right, especially undereat, or don't rest properly, you will lose muscle. IsoJect, ultra-pure whey isolate protein, is a great way to replenish your protein with a clean, fast-acting protein post-workout.

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