How bad is steady-state cardio in regard to losing muscle?

  1. How bad is steady-state cardio in regard to losing muscle?


    Specifically running. I don't ever go over 3 miles @ a time. I run between 6:45-7:45 average mile.
    While I have seen drastically better results (retaining muscle/fat loss) by doing HIIT running on the treadmill, I enjoy the mental benefits of running outside. I take BCAA pre-run (currently Scivation Xtend). Your thoughts/advice greatly appreciated !


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  3. If you like to run then run... Improving your cardiovascular health isn't going to hurt you. Just eat and you won't lose much muscle.
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  4. Running and swimming are probably the worst for trying to keep muscle, unfortunately.
    True story:

    I give a f**K!!

  5. It's not going to make you whittle away or anything, just make sure to eat enough!

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Mystere3 View Post
    Improving your cardiovascular health isn't going to hurt you.
    This is always a good thing. I've been doing various forms of HIIT and it has improved my cardio health immensely. There are things that I used to get winded with that are easier now by far since beginning HIIT.
  

  
 

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