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johnny123
05-02-2001, 03:06 PM
i know it varies, but im just curious to how much cardio everyone is doing during the cutting/maintainance cycle.

Anthony
05-02-2001, 08:24 PM
Okay ... who's doing 7 or more per week??

Alex.V
05-02-2001, 08:32 PM
I was wondering the same thing.

Cackerot69
05-02-2001, 08:50 PM
Haha, death to him.

Chris Rodgers
05-02-2001, 10:03 PM
What is this cardio stuff people are talking about? Does Muscletech make it?:rolleyes:

Cackerot69
05-02-2001, 10:09 PM
LOL, no cardio is the ideal amount of cardio so far...

Budiak
05-02-2001, 11:04 PM
I think that Cardio is made by the same guys who make Solid Diet.

YatesNightBlade
05-03-2001, 03:22 AM
Cardio is the Italian word for Hard Paper.

Soz CD, it was a good one so I had to use it again. :D

johnny123
05-03-2001, 07:10 AM
from what ive seen on another board (im sure you could hazard a guess which one) seeing 7 or more isnt entirely uncommon. heck sometimes they are "bulking" while doing this. crazy, man, crazy!

gino
05-03-2001, 10:21 AM
So what do you want to know?

What we do now, or what we do when cutting? When I'm cutting, I'll do 3-4 sessions each week. Now I do 0-1 session a week.

The Cobra
05-03-2001, 10:43 AM
Hmm.. I think the guy doin' cardio 7 times a week is lucky, if you get my drift.. ;)

Chris Rodgers
05-04-2001, 12:37 AM
I didn't know we were including that type of cardio Cobra.tuttut

deeder
11-28-2007, 02:36 AM
Damnit! Who voted on this and brought it back to life?! It's from 6 years ago!!! SIX YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!

deeder
11-28-2007, 02:36 AM
And yes... I also voted before I realized how freaking old this thing is...

smokinHawk
11-28-2007, 08:31 AM
What is this cardio stuff people are talking about? Does Muscletech make it?:rolleyes:

cardio is my bench routine, squat routine and arm/aux routines.

dynamo
12-08-2007, 10:51 AM
Super old thread, sweet, i run 5 days a week. My theory is why look good on the outside if you don't look good on the inside, i remember watching old powerlifting videos and these guys would be struggling for a breath just walking up to the platform, what good does that do you when you can deadlift a bajillion pounds but can't make it to your car?
Gotta be balanced in my opinion. I like the whole package, stamina strength speed, I look at it in terms of fighting, if the guy is stronger than me but doesn't have as much endurance then I will run circles around him, let him throw my body weight around until he gets tired and then i'll move in for the kill. just my bias...

ThomasG
12-08-2007, 03:59 PM
Word I laugh at those guys that just lift and do no cardio. Whats the point in bein all big but have no stamina.

I mean Track runnersthose guys look good. They are nice and balanced. But then you look at the marathon runners in the olympics they look nasty and skinny

Balance is my way

Unreal
12-16-2007, 12:11 PM
Define cardio. If your talking about anything that raises your heart rate (weights, rock climbing, racquetball, hiking, etc), then I probably do 7+ a week. If your talking about dedicated running/jogging/dumb stuff then maybe 1x a week.

arnoldsclone
02-06-2008, 04:56 PM
Define cardio. If your talking about anything that raises your heart rate (weights, rock climbing, racquetball, hiking, etc), then I probably do 7+ a week. If your talking about dedicated running/jogging/dumb stuff then maybe 1x a week.

yes, running was referred to as "dumb" as well is jogging!!!!!!! love it!:ninja: i haven't ran in a while, like 3 months, but I'm on a bulk.....

Irish Pilot
02-06-2008, 06:59 PM
For those of you doing it 3 times a week or more, what does your cardio routine consist of? Mine right now is ~20min of HIIT as talked about on the "How To Do Cardio If You Must..." sticky.

Curious on others routine...

Bako Lifter
02-06-2008, 09:19 PM
Word I laugh at those guys that just lift and do no cardio. Whats the point in bein all big but have no stamina.

I mean Track runnersthose guys look good. They are nice and balanced. But then you look at the marathon runners in the olympics they look nasty and skinny

Balance is my way

What's the point of having stamina? Not everybody plays sports.

SMK41
02-13-2008, 11:42 AM
I lift 5 days a week and do 2.5 miles of cardio after every workout (2 mile run, 0.5 mile walk to cool down). I don't know if I should cut that down some since I'm trying to bulk up a little right now. I figure even if I cut back at some point during a bulk I'd still want to run after maybe 3 workouts a week just to keep my stamina up for when I decide I want to cut and b/c it's just good in general to keep your heart in shape.

k_nine110
02-28-2008, 02:40 PM
Super old thread, sweet, i run 5 days a week. My theory is why look good on the outside if you don't look good on the inside, i remember watching old powerlifting videos and these guys would be struggling for a breath just walking up to the platform, what good does that do you when you can deadlift a bajillion pounds but can't make it to your car?
Gotta be balanced in my opinion. I like the whole package, stamina strength speed, I look at it in terms of fighting, if the guy is stronger than me but doesn't have as much endurance then I will run circles around him, let him throw my body weight around until he gets tired and then i'll move in for the kill. just my bias...

Exactly. I am required to be in good cardio vascular condition since I am in the military. Even if I wasnt I would have to do some type of cardio to keep my BF down. I have mild hypo-thyroidism so I have a hard time stripping BF even when on a strict diet. Pre-contest I do about 30-45min 5 days a week

mickyjune26
03-04-2008, 08:35 AM
Word I laugh at those guys that just lift and do no cardio. Whats the point in bein all big but have no stamina.

I mean Track runnersthose guys look good. They are nice and balanced. But then you look at the marathon runners in the olympics they look nasty and skinny

Balance is my way

get ready to laugh at me sucka!
:ninja:

randommetalguy
03-24-2008, 11:55 PM
I run/walk anywhere from 2.5 to 3 miles 5 times a week. I typically walk a quarter mile at the beginning and end of my cardio session and sometimes a quarter mile in the middle to catch my breath for a minute.

Jacob
03-25-2008, 12:04 PM
I usually like to do 30min x 3 when cutting.

235orbust
03-25-2008, 02:27 PM
A do cardio 5 times a week, 20 minutes of cardio prior to my lift. Good for conditioning, and gives me a great pump for my bench/squat/deadlift

Built
03-25-2008, 03:24 PM
Why on earth would you do twenty minutes of cardio BEFORE you train? There are far better ways to warm up for lifting.

Max Thunder
03-25-2008, 04:35 PM
There's nothing positive a cardio session can give you that you can't do with weights.

Dorikin69
04-15-2008, 02:19 PM
^I beg to differ, and so do the ladies. Cardio makes you better in the sack, no doubt.

mickyjune26
04-15-2008, 02:22 PM
^I beg to differ, and so do the ladies. Cardio makes you better in the sack, no doubt.

I agree. Since I've put on about 40 pounds over the last 7 months, I've noticed I get freakin tired when on top. Gonna be doing cardio in some form or fashion to fix that, lol.

manofsteel99
04-15-2008, 08:19 PM
What's the point of having stamina? Not everybody plays sports.



the point of stamina is to be in shape, just lifting and being strong doesnt make you healthy, it makes you strong

dumbbell
05-03-2008, 09:22 PM
I usually run/jog for 20-30min 2-3x/week and play raquetball twice a week as well.