The Complete Guide to Cardio for Strength Athletes

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If you’re trying to get bigger and stronger, someone has told you that cardio will make you small and weak.

“It causes too much muscle damage, you’ll overtrain.”

“It’s too catabolic.”

“Cardio makes it impossible to get strong — ever see a marathon runner squat?”

“It interferes with cellular signaling and causes bad stuff to happen that makes you small.”

The ironic truth is that cardio can help you build more muscle and get stronger over time, if done properly.

It can also keep you healthier.

The problem is that most people have no idea how to plan cardio into their workout programs. They start running three miles a day on top of their strength training and wonder why they get weaker.

In this podcast, you’ll learn how to get all of the benefits of cardio, without losing strength and muscle. Alex Viada, a 700+ deadlifter and squatter and Ironman triathlete, comes back on the podcast to show you how it’s done.

You’ll learn:

– Why it’s so hard for most people to do cardio and strength training at the same time. (In other words, what most people do wrong).

– Why strength athletes should embrace cardio instead of avoiding it.

– Why you should keep doing cardio while bulking.

– The problem with training “just to get strong” and hoping it makes you a better athlete in other sports.

– How to properly program cardio into your strength training routine, without interfering with your gains.

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Related Links

The Hybrid Athlete by Alex Viada

Complete Human Performance

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