Cardio for the Skinny You

I read numerous articles telling me hardgainers should not perform cardio exercises. Why? It’s simply because these authors claim cardio exercises shed calories fast and as a major rule, those are only good for people who wants to lose weight.

Stupid me for believing them. Skinny or underweight, cardio is still recommended according to Adrian. I do not know his surname but he is the author of 36 Pounds and by simply reading his articles, it seems like this author does not make me a fool.

To him, “NO NEED for skinny guys to do a lot of cardio. But no need to abandon it totally. Do it few times a week (I’d do 3 times a week, 15-20 minutes on off days increasing the intensity over a period of time). No need for high intensity interval training (HIIT) or sprints, etc.”

Benefits of Cardio:

1. Improved recovery
2. Appetite
3. Maintaining some conditioning and work capacity
4. Improved Calorie Partitioning
5. Keeps the fat burning pathways active

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You know what I am thinking now. I better start changing my new “cardioless” lifestyle and hop on the stationary bicycle three times a week after my work.

Cardio, I am officially back!

One thought on “Cardio for the Skinny You

  1. Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the “diseases of affluence” such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity-

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