Is it true that intense cardio workouts increase muscle development?

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    Some broly at the gym told me flooding your muscles with oxygen enriched blood during training periods will increase the chances of your muscles growing quicker.

    Didn't sound like he was kidding so I took it on board, but what do you guys think?
     
  2. Mitchj

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    Don't take everything every broly says as useful information.

    Some guys just find it incredibly easy to put on muscle, so they come across as broly and extremely knowledgeable, when all they really do is just lift weights and fail to reach their full potential.
     
  3. Crush

    Crush Epidural hematoma up in this bitch

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    news to me.
     
  4. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    cardio can and will in fact help with protein uptake and nitrogen balance.
     
  5. JeremyD

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    I do more cardio than ever before...and I'm bigger than ever before....
     
  6. Girder_Shade

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    interesting
     
  7. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Is that the attention to your diet, though? :o
     
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    So jogging for a while before I hit the weights is a good thing?
     
  9. -Boost-

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    A long time ago, I read that cardio inhibits muscle growth, and I guess I believed it ever since :dunno:

    Seems like that was BS though.
     
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    It can if there isn't sufficient calorie intake to fuel growth.
     
  11. HorseDick

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    No...but a brisk walk AFTER lifting while sipping a protein shake/BCAAs can be anabolic.
     
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    Makes sense.
     
  13. 4cd-Air

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    repeated for relevance
     
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    no, being a catabolic running faggot wont get you huge.
     
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