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trooth
08-02-2002, 03:40 PM
I'm new, of course... so what I'm wondering is does a Cardio workout (10-15 minutes) on the treadmill, elipsor or whatever hurt or help before lifting. I usually do so, then go do my routine for the day. Or does it do neither?

sysopt
08-02-2002, 04:31 PM
It would probably hurt your lifting. Do it either after lifting or on non-lifting days.

Spawn_X
08-02-2002, 08:51 PM
I'd say that depends on how tired you are after 10-15 minutes. After 10-15 minutes of running I'm pretty much ready to pass out (yes, very bad, I know.) so it wouldn't be a smart choice for me. But if for you 10-15 minutes is a breeze I'd say go for it just to warm up..

just my 2 cents.

NateDogg
08-03-2002, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by Spawn_X
I'd say that depends on how tired you are after 10-15 minutes. After 10-15 minutes of running I'm pretty much ready to pass out (yes, very bad, I know.) so it wouldn't be a smart choice for me. But if for you 10-15 minutes is a breeze I'd say go for it just to warm up..

just my 2 cents.

10-15 minutes is not much of a cardio workout though. Like you said "just to warm up." That is fine and a good idea. I'm with sysopt on this one though.

Spawn_X
08-03-2002, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by NateDogg


10-15 minutes is not much of a cardio workout though.


yea but it kills me :cry: :confused:

TreeTrunks
08-03-2002, 01:47 PM
10-15 min is great, for a warm-up. If you want a TRUE cardio session go 30-45 min AFTER your workout. Of course if your cutting do cardio more often and if your gaining do less and all that other crap.