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WHAT IS CARDIO TRAINING?
Cardiovascular exercise (“Cardio” for short) is simply exercise that elevates your heart-rate for an extended period of time and its more important for your general health than lifting weights. The best part is that cardio helps you lose fat, feel better, and look better! The quickest way to look like you have packed on 10lbs muscle is to lose 10lbs of fat, its a really cool bodybuilding illusion. It can take a years to add muscle but in a month you can look more muscular just by losing fat, it’s because bodyfat makes the body round and shapeless which hides the muscles.
Many people incorrectly avoid cardio thinking it will make them lose muscle or interfere with their ability to add muscle – this is a myth! Cardio does not burn muscle and in fact, it can help you gain muscle!
Cardio is a big topic and I cover it in detail here. I discuss how much cardio to do, when to do cardio, how to know what is good cardio, and what type of cardio is best.