The Relationship Between Exercise to Build Muscle and Cardio Workouts

When you’re ready to bulk up, it’s important that you understand the relationship between exercise to build muscle and cardio workouts. You may be surprised that when it’s time to gain bulk, you’ll need to cut back on the cardio.

Cardio workouts are important to build up your heart muscle and to help you burn some fat. But they take up a lot of energy and can make it more difficult to bulk up. So when you’re ready to focus on gaining muscle, you may need to limit your cardio sessions.

If you’re used to getting in a jog or run every day, you may find it difficult to add bulk to your frame. There’s a reason that most people who run a lot have slender frames. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely throw it out of your routine.

Your heart needs to have exercise from cardio training and it’s the most important muscle in your body. For that reason alone it’s a good idea to continue getting a little cardio in about three times a week.

But you’ll need to lower the intensity of those workouts and you’ll want to limit them to about 30 minutes on those days. This will allow you to get the training effect for your heart without burning so many calories that you take away from your muscle mass.

The major issue here is that cardio takes a lot of energy. But your body needs energy in order to focus on repairing muscle tissue and adding bulk to your frame. When you perform long and intense cardio workouts, you drain your body of the required energy it needs to build muscle.

If you want to keep training your heart and you just enjoy your cardio workout, keep doing it. Just make sure that you keep your heart rate below 140 and that you don’t perform cardio for more than half an hour three times each week.

Also make sure that you get plenty of time to rest in between workouts. One of the most misunderstood concepts about building muscle mass is that it happens after the workout – not during.

The time after the exercise is when you recover and when muscle mass continues to build. You need to make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to rest and relax so that your energy can be spent at the cellular level.

If you want to build muscle and cardio exercise is important to you, just reduce the time and intensity of the workout so that you can have both benefits.

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