View Full Version : cardio and gaining muscle

02-21-2005, 10:19 AM
What are the effects of doing cardio and gaining muscle ? From what I understand, to gain muscle you need to have a calorie surplus but would doing cardio kill off that surplus required to gain muscle ?

I am currently at 20%, in the midst of cutting realized that after 1 year of working out, there hasn't been much progress in terms of muscle. Wouldn't want to start to look fat on the other hand.

02-21-2005, 10:52 AM
it depends. and by muscle do you mean weight? if you are at a huge surplus and add cardio, and still have a surplus, you will probbably gain weight. if you add enough cardio to get rid of your surplus, you won't gain weight