“Start With a 50% Cardio Reduction”: As the Athletes Transition Into Their Off-Season, Renowned Bodybuilding Coach Offers an Interesting Tip to Follow Post-Show

Published 12/11/2023, 7:47 AM EST

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Record-breaking powerlifter and IFBB pro coach John Jewett is well known for the bodybuilding tips he provides to his followers on social media. He began his weightlifting journey as a teenager and his knowledge about off-season dieting and exercise has helped many who are looking to progress in their fitness journeys. 

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Recently he spoke about off-season cardio and reducing the cardio amount to ensure that one gains a reasonable amount of muscle.

John Jewett stresses on off-season baseline

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The video uploaded on Jewett’s Instagram showed the coach talking about reducing the cardio and tapering down to 50%. He explained that it depends on the person. However, post-show cardio depends upon where the bodybuilder was in their peak week during the competition. He captioned the video saying, “Cardio had to stay high… let’s start with a 50% cardio reduction.”

 

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He added, “So ideally I try to get someone tapered down in cardio to their off-season baseline. And for a big bodybuilder usually that’s four to five days a week cardio 20 to 30 minutes.” He recommended tapering down slowly because if the athlete has high energy output the food intake also becomes higher, resulting in more fat gain.

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Jewett also went on to add that if someone is not competing then their cardio should be reduced to an hour from two hours. This according to him makes the athlete have a proper muscular framework while also having energy. The IFBB pro had previously given his two cents on taking supplements.

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Coach breaks misconception about gaining muscles through supplements

The bodybuilder emphasized the major aspects of taking supplements and that the same supplement intake does not guarantee pro status. He denied the myth and said, “supplementation is just a tool” to enhance muscles.

He narrated, “Being in the fitness and bodybuilding industry there tends to be a large focus on WHAT supplementation to take. There is a huge misconception that if you get the same supplementation as a pro, you will be a pro – this isn’t the case.”

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According to him, muscle growth depends on the individual physique and the commitment someone is showing. So whether it is bulking or cutting, the ultimate result depends on the individual’s genetics and hard work. Do you agree?

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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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