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3 More Cardio Helps You Do More Work Overall

If you compare a lifter who moves a total of eight high-quality sets against another lifter who moves only six high-quality sets, the greater work capacity of the former lifter will help him accrue more volume—and thus potentially more gains—over the course of a year.

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The key here is work capacity, or simply the ability to perform more work within a given time period. This is crucial if you’re looking to build more size or strength, because the ability to perform eight quality sets of squats instead of six can mean an extra 1,000 pounds of additional work moved in your training session!

What’s the best way to build general work capacity and, in turn, a lifter’s general physical preparedness (GPP), you ask? I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, but the answer is steady-state cardio.

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