Max-OT and Cardio – Burning Fat As You Build Muscle
One of the most widely asked questions I get with detailing Max-OT is how to correctly incorporate cardiovascular exercises with Max-OT. I’m going to lay out the correct way to integrate Max-OT Cardio work with Max-OT Training so that you get the maximum fat burning effect from the cardio and still retain all the muscle-building impact generated by Max-OT weight training. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
I’m going to discuss Max-OT Cardio integration into Max-OT, but I will mainly detail the total requirements for burning fat. This involves more than just cardio. I will profile two approaches to achieving contest condition and show why the Max-OT approach is the most effective by far.
From reading many of your questions I get the feeling that many of you are putting too much emphasis on your cardio. Or should I say, doing way too much long duration low intensity cardio.
Most people structure their cardio training in a way that negatively impacts their muscle’s ability to grow. That’s not good and is certainly something you want to correct.
Cardio has three main benefits
- Expends energy by burning calories – in the form of stored body fat if done right!
- Enhances cardiovascular health
- Enhances endurance
The effect cardio exercises have on improving cardiovascular health is their most important function. However, most people who train view cardio work as a necessary evil to help burn body fat and achieve a lean appearance. In fact, almost all lifters only do cardio for that purpose and that purpose only. Well, like it or not, you’re doing your entire body good by incorporating a cardio routine with your training, but you need to understand the ramifications on muscle growth.