A 56-year-old member asked:
Please tell how much cardio is too much when trying to build lean muscle mass for a female?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carol Van der Harst answered
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Cardio exercise should be used for fitness of your heart. This can be accomplished in 30 minutes of vigorous activity a day. To be lean, you will benefit from stretching, strengthening and conditioning/training above your caloric intake. If your total fitness routine is greater than one hour, you may need specialized diet and supplements to avoid muscle damage/overuse.
Answered on Aug 22, 2013
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