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I use to run for 30-40 minutes. For the last 6 months, I have done high instense interval training. My running on the treadmill is not 12-15 min. and I get the same cardio workout. I would suggest you look into this as it is a more effective workout.
If strength or bodybuilding or sport skill is your goal, then cardio may be counterproductive to gains on any of those fronts. That's undeniably true at the extremes: you don't see any champion marathoners also winning in bodybuilding, nor powerlifting, nor gymnastics. That doesn't mean cardio is counterproductive to all progress. That doesn't mean that ...
I'm a long distance cyclist (100 miles/week when in season) who does centuries and longer rides a few times a year. I ride 2500-3000 miles/year and lift a few times a week (deadlift/bench/others, plus a lot of stretching). Congrats on doing lifting; cycling is great for cardio but can lead to postural and other issues, and weightlifting can help. There ...
As long as your accounting for the calories you burn and eating above your TDEE your gains won't suffer.
People that say cardio is counter-productive are just people that want to justify not doing cardio. Cardio works the heart. The most important muscle in the body. A muscle critical to life. Lets say you want to bulk your legs with heavy reps. OK a long ride might limits your heavy reps the next day. But a long ride does build cardio, leg endurance, ...
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