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If you’re focused on getting really strong, then you probably have tossed cardio to the curb

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If you’re focused on getting really strong, then you probably have tossed cardio to the curb

Or, if you do cardio, then it’s a short, intense HIIT (high-intensity interval training). After all, too much cardio will take pounds off of your lifts and turn you into a sinewy heap of useless, weak muscle tissue, right? Wrong. When timed correctly, jogging is not bad for strength. Low intensity, steady-state cardio (LISS) — often described as the opposite of HIIT — can have advantages over sprint training and metabolic conditioning  (also known as “metcons“). If you have strength goals, whether they be a bigger squat or a stronger deadlift, a jogging habit can help improve joint stability and not tax...

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