WILL CARDIO RUIN YOUR STRENGTH AND HYPERTROPHY GAINS?
Cardio is often avoided by powerlifters and even bodybuilders at times for fear that it will diminish results in strength and hypertrophy. The concern is based on a phenomena called the interference effect that occurs when pairing strength training and endurance training together. This pairing is thought to impede directed adaptation and down regulate adaptive signalling for strength and hypertrophy (1). On the surface it seem pretty clear cut, avoid cardio or you risk losing