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Hard Cardio After Lifting Question


If i cannot separate my cardio from lifting due to schedule, Would doing assault bike hard for 30 seconds on, 1 min off, for 5 or 10 total minutes after lifting have a negative effect on muscle gain?
I want to lose a little fat but not at the expense of muscle.

Thank you


I’d roll with steady state in that instance to be honest. When you lift it’s anaerobic. So you’re getting an EPOC effect after high intensity work. Fatty acid oxidation is actually quite low during intensive training, but higher in steady state work. So combine the two for better fat loss results.