Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a keen supporter of a new form of cardio, but he’s now said that it can also help you shed fat and build muscle.
Speaking on the Today show on Wednesday, the American legend said that while he was “not going to get a medal in the Olympics”, he believed that the form of exercise he used in the past could help him lose fat.
“It’s called the ‘bodybuilding protocol’ and it involves doing something called a ‘cardio session’,” he said.
“You’ve got a warm-up, which is basically like running.
You run around a little bit.
You get a bit of water.
Then you get out and run around.”
He continued: “You do that for 15 minutes.
Then the second 15 minutes is cardio.
The third 15 minutes, which I call ‘the rest of the day’, is cardio again.
You do that, and you get to do another 30 minutes of cardio again, and then the rest of that day is a cardio session.
And that’s what I do, but that’s a lot of cardio.”
He added that the cardio was good for building muscle.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had any issues with my bodybuilding because I do the whole thing at a very low-intensity,” he said, before adding: “But it does seem to help with my muscles, and I think it’s a really good thing for your body, because your muscles need to be able to produce enough oxygen for them to do what they’re doing.”
If you get enough oxygen, your muscles can be stronger and they can get more muscle, which means you can have more muscle on your body.
“So it does help your muscles.”
It seems that Mr Schwarzenegger’s advice could be of help to anyone who has been struggling with their weight and body image, and may even help those who have struggled with their diet.
In the past, Mr Schwarzenegger has said that a low-calorie diet and a high-caloric diet helped him shed excess fat.
But the US bodybuilder has recently said that he no longer eats a diet of high-carbohydrate, high-fat foods, and instead focuses on eating more protein.