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NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« on: April 09, 2016, 10:14:18 pm »
https://bretcontreras.com/april-research-preview-concurrent-training-edition/

This well strength and conditioning specialist goes into a couple of recent studies that mess with the street wisdom that you can't do cardio and strength at the same time.  Look at the photos of the cyclists at the bottom of the article, and it will make you a believer!
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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 01:38:15 am »
https://bretcontreras.com/april-research-preview-concurrent-training-edition/

This well strength and conditioning specialist goes into a couple of recent studies that mess with the street wisdom that you can't do cardio and strength at the same time.  Look at the photos of the cyclists at the bottom of the article, and it will make you a believer!

LOL.  For me it not whether doing both is more effective or not.  For me it is that I am not motivated enough to do both. 
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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 03:17:09 pm »
https://bretcontreras.com/april-research-preview-concurrent-training-edition/

This well strength and conditioning specialist goes into a couple of recent studies that mess with the street wisdom that you can't do cardio and strength at the same time.  Look at the photos of the cyclists at the bottom of the article, and it will make you a believer!

LOL.  For me it not whether doing both is more effective or not.  For me it is that I am not motivated enough to do both.

Well, that's interesting.  It's kind of strange, but I'm actually the opposite:  it would never cross my mind to just do one or the other.  I can't live w/o trying to keep some muscle mass (for a Skinny Bastard anyway) and, likewise, guys that lift weight 3-4 X per week and feel that that is all the exercise they need just doesn't make sense to me either.  So for me it's always been mandatory to do both.
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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 04:15:43 pm »


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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 07:31:43 pm »
Well A) it still comes down to calories, so if you can eat enough to gain muscle, and do cardio... then do it.

B) Neither of those 2 cyclists has any upper body mass to speak of, but they do have massive legs haha :)

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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 10:23:04 pm »
Well A) it still comes down to calories, so if you can eat enough to gain muscle, and do cardio... then do it.

B) Neither of those 2 cyclists has any upper body mass to speak of, but they do have massive legs haha :)

A) good point

B) yeah but look at the upper body of a gymnast. 
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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 11:51:09 pm »
Well A) it still comes down to calories, so if you can eat enough to gain muscle, and do cardio... then do it.

B) Neither of those 2 cyclists has any upper body mass to speak of, but they do have massive legs haha :)

A) good point

B) yeah but look at the upper body of a gymnast.

True but gymnast are genetic freaks, they also focus on high intensity cardio, not things like marathons etc.

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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 02:11:19 am »

True but gymnast are genetic freaks, they also focus on high intensity cardio, not things like marathons etc.

Yeah, I knew you were gonna say that.  There is no real equivalent on the upper body.  I guess a mechanic's forearms are pretty close.
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Re: NEW STUDIES: Cardio Does Not Affect Muscle Gains
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 02:11:19 am »