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FST7 Tip Can Cardio Destroy Muscle Building?

FST7 Tip Can Cardio Destroy Muscle Building?

24X Olympia winning coach Hany Rambod answers the question can cardio destroy muscle building? If you are under eating or overtraining or over doing cardio– absolutely it can.

Related article, HIIT Cardio Basics

Always start off with 20-30 minutes of cardio and work your way up. Does your cardio have to be fasted?  No.  In a contest prep situation Hany recommends starting fasted cardio a few weeks into your prep at 12-16 weeks out and then increase cardio 30-45 minutes and you can add a second session.

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

Related article, 4 Reasons to “HIIT” It Hard and Burn Fat - HIIT Cardio 101

Pro Tip: If you are not eating properly, especially under eating or you are not resting properly, you will eat up muscle.  IsoJect, ultra-pure whey isolate protein, is a great way to supplement your protein with a clean fast-acting protein post-workout.


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