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Old 06-24-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default What cardio works for you?

Love it or hate it, cardio exercises are vital. What do you do to burn calories and keep your heart rate up?

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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HIIT seems to be best for me. I just started playing hockey after an 8-year hiatus, and carrying the extra 60lbs. around the rink is a killer workout too.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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HIIT here too. I am trying some LIT right now but not really trying to lose weight yet. I actually havent weighed in in a while Ill do that tomorrow...
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I have the same question I guess lol. Cardio is really kicking my ass lately and I just can't find the motivation. I try telling myself just 20minutes of good cardio and I'm done but then I don't feel I've done enough in that 20min but meh.
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I have the same question I guess lol. Cardio is really kicking my ass lately and I just can't find the motivation. I try telling myself just 20minutes of good cardio and I'm done but then I don't feel I've done enough in that 20min but meh.
Hey lightningsix,

Have you thought about HIIT?

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Old 06-29-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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Hey Ozz & JCHC413,

Are there any articles or vids that you would recommend for someone (me) interested in learning more about HIIT?

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no not really that I know of, Im sure you could google something. I know in lyles new(er) fat loss book he talks about some combo of the two.

The typical protocol I follow is:
warm up 5 minutes
intervals of 30-60 seconds as fast as I can go, then 1-2 minutes slow jog/walk

how many intervals depends on how im feeling, usually I do about 10 though, and the times depend on how good of shape Im in at the time.

Or if at a track I used to do this:
jog 1/4 mile
do about 5-10 100 yard sprints rest=walk back to start, catch breath go again

then jog another 1/4 mile

The basic concept is just that your sprints should be sprints, go all out, then let yourself recover and do it again. Your sprints should always be shorter then the rest.
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The basic concept is just that your sprints should be sprints, go all out, then let yourself recover and do it again. Your sprints should always be shorter then the rest.
Have you noticed a lot of benefits from HIIT?

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Its been the best form of cardio for losing the lbs, and I can watch my endurance increase on how long I can sprint and how many of them I can do from week to week.
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HIT works for me as well as interval sessions on the running track. I find treadmill running pretty boring so I find that the more cardio that I can do outside the better.

Open water swimming is something else that I have started to really enjoy. It keeps you toned as well as being good for cutting.


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I like kettlebells. Doing c&p's or snatches for time or descending sets with very short rest periods. Burpees kick ass as well.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:13 AM   #13
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I just run.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:38 PM   #14
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HIIT!!
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #15
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I run for ~30 minutes each day, with alterations in days. Some days I just strait run, some days I alternate speed, and some days I play basketball or football for cardio.
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0 cardio. I don't like it and for me it's totally not necessary untill I get to singal didgits.
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I started playing Football last 1 month its greatest cardio exercise and love play a football. I lost 7 lbs within a 1 month and Iím very happy.
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I can truthfully state that body weight cardio works a lot better than running on a treadmill or any other form of equipment. At least for myself. I feel I work tougher and sweat more.
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Each type of cardio has it's own benefits depending on your goals. But from a body comp/health perspective high intensity wins all day over aerobic
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