Currently Ruling the Fitness World, 21-YO Sam Sulek Shares One Bizarre Downside of Doing Cardio

Published 01/07/2024, 10:49 AM EST

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21-year-old Sam Sulek is a bodybuilding prodigy. The 5’11” bodybuilding enthusiast weighs around 240lbs and has taken the online fitness world by storm. Despite the controversy related to his steroid usage. One great aspect of how Sulek gained this mammoth size is through his training regimen. Sam goes pure old school when it comes to bodybuilding and takes inspiration from the OGs. Not only has he crafted an incredible physique at such a young age, but also attracted a legion of fans due to his relatable personality. These fans often depend on him for the best fitness advice.

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That is what he gave recently when he started talking about the pros and cons of cardio. While having his breakfast, he started mentioning the different positive and negative aspects of cardio. His answer was clear and there were more pros than cons.

Sam Sulek draws up the pros and cons of cardio

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In a recent YouTube short video, the young bodybuilding champion who is bringing back the classic era gave some advice on doing cardio. The first question he asked was, “What’s the problem with the cardio?” Yes, this regimen tests everyone! Especially if you have to hold a one-minute plank after pumping the heart with jumping jacks and burpees! However, Sulek mentioned the pros of this common exercise regime.

Sulek stated, “Better metabolism you’ll be able to go harder in the gym just because you won’t be so winded.” According to the young bodybuilder, cardio would help a person take an exercise set further because the body would be able to re-oxygenate the blood efficiently.

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He also advised cardio and bulking and said, “And then in a bulking context you’ll be able to eat more food without putting on so much body fat. And then the same thing in a cutting context.” When it came to the downsides of cardio, the athlete did not have anything against the heart-pumping regime and said that the only thing that was negative about it was doing cardio since it is an exhausting exercise.

Sulek also left the audience with one simple question asking, “Yikes is it really that hard?” Undoubtedly, he likes to keep things simple and had previously mentioned the 10 exercises that are also very important for fitness.

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10 important exercises, according to Sam Sulek

The very first exercise mentioned by the bodybuilder was an inclined bench press. The second was lateral raises for the deltoids (shoulders), followed by reverse lateral raises. The fourth in the list was regular pulldown for lats. Sulek gifted one of his favorite exercises as the fifth one on the list which was cable rows.

The sixth and seventh were hamstring curls, followed by leg extensions for the quads. Then for the biceps, he chose alternating dumbbell curls followed by straight push-downs for the triceps. The last exercise was the cardio bike. “If I had those 10, I would still get pretty freaky,” said the young bodybuilder.

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The young fitness guru is definitely a professional and almost like an Encyclopedia of exercise routines!

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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I am Tanushree Bhowmick. I have always loved running and sprinting since I was a child and I often took pride in being unbeaten at sporting events in school. The love I had for sport continued to follow me into adulthood.
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