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A 38-year-old member asked:

How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Tricky: You will build a degree of muscle strength and some size with cardio exercise in general. But if you want to build muscle mass, that won't be sufficient. To do this, the best way is to lift progressively heavier weights at ths gym, using appropriate lifting days and rest days as well as nutrition to optimize muscle growth.

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Can I build muscle with cardio only?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Not much: In order to really build muscle, you need to add some strength training as well as cardio exercise.

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