Do High Intensity Workouts Cause Muscle Breakdown? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 05

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On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering 5 excellent viewer questions on camera including, do high intensity workouts cause muscle breakdown?

Welcome to episode 5 of our #LLTV Q&A series.

This is where I take your questions and I answer them in a video, within 5 minutes.

Lets get right into today’s 5 questions:

1. Do high intensity workouts cause muscle breakdown?

2. Is empty stomach cardio more effective than fueled cardio?

3. Is beer healthy for you?

4. How do you fight hunger due to a higher metabolism?

5. Can you build muscle with bodyweight workouts?

Be sure to keep reading to learn all my answers to these questions.

Do High Intensity Workouts Cause Muscle Breakdown?

Question #1:

Does doing high intensity workouts, too often, breakdown muscle? I’m scared I might be over training and slowing my progress.

Well it really depends, because any type of workout that you do with weights, is going to breakdown muscle.

That’s key, because that what you actually want.

In order for your muscles to grow bigger and stronger, you first need to breakdown the muscles.

Do High Intensity Workouts Cause Muscle Breakdown?

Then after your workout, it’s important to feed your body the proper nutrients, the proper supplementation, and get the proper rest.

Following these steps will then help grow your muscles, and become stronger.

Question #2:

What is your take on empty stomach cardio in the morning, for one day per week?

Isn’t that the key question.

If I could tell you guys the top three questions that i always get, fasted cardio versus fueled cardio would probably be one of the top questions.

So here’s my answer to it.

“Study A” will tell you this, while “Study B” will tell you that.

There’s really no right answer in my opinion.

Do High Intensity Workouts Cause Muscle Breakdown?

You have to find what works for you.

If you wake up in the morning and go to the gym, but you don’t have the energy to get through a cardio workout, eat something.

If you can go to the gym on an empty stomach, and you’re seeing results, keep doing it.

Do High Intensity Workouts Cause Muscle Breakdown?

You just have to test things out because everybody is different.

If one way works for you, and you get results, stick with it, and forget what everybody else is saying.

Find what works for you and stick with it.

Personally, empty stomach cardio does work for me as I’ve seen the best results from that.

Do High Intensity Workouts Cause Muscle Breakdown?

But I’m also excited to go to gym.

So when I wake up in the morning, and I don’t have any fuel in me, I don’t need it.

I want results, so I’m going to get my butt in the gym.

Question #3:

I saw alcoholic beverages in a workout magazine where it said beer was good for you?

You can find the full answer to the question: is beer healthy for you, here.

Question #4:

You said building muscle burns calories all day and speeds up your metabolism. But how do I handle the hunger that comes with a fast metabolism?

For the full answer to this question, check out this post called 4 tips to overcome hunger cravings from a fast metabolism.

Question #5:

Can I build muscle with my bodyweight?

Check out my full answer to the question, can you build muscle without weights, here.


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