Why Your Routine Should Include Lifting AND Cardio

lifting and cardio

Some people include only cardio in their exercise routines, while others stick solely to strength training. To be fair, many who only do cardio are endurance athletes that benefit from being as light as possible (i.e. runners), while those who stick to lifting are usually bodybuilders or powerlifters who must add muscle mass to increase strength or aesthetics. However, both groups can benefit from spending some time in the other camp.

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Does HMB Keep You From Getting Sore?


HMB (or b-Hydroxy b-methylbutyrate) is a metabolite (an intermediate product formed during a chemical reaction) of the amino acid leucine. Leucine is one of the 3 branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which have been proven to decrease muscle soreness by increasing the rate of muscle repair when taken before, during, or after a strength training workout.

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