View Full Version : How Often do you do cardio

10-16-2003, 08:37 AM
and what do you do? :hump:

10-16-2003, 09:10 AM
I ride a stationary bike. I mix it up by doing 30 minutes of HIIT 3 times per week on the days I don't lift. On the days I do lift, I do 30 minutes right after I work out. For these days, I usually keep my heart rate between 65-75% maximum.

10-16-2003, 09:28 AM
I'm bulking. The only cardio I'm doing is muay thai 2-3 nights a week.

When I was cutting it was pretty much 6 days a week. 2 HIIT sessions, 2 muay thai sessions, and about 4 30-40 minutes on the stairmaster or elliptical.

10-16-2003, 10:19 AM
In recent weeks, I have been using the following 8-day repeating schedule:

Day 1: Cycling, Constant Level (Medium Intensity)
Day 2: Running, Increasing Speed 7.5mph -> 10mph (Medium -> High Intensity)
Followed by Elliptical Trainer, Intervals (High Intensity)
Day 3: Cycling, Active Recovery (Low Intensity)
Day 4: Elliptical Trainer, "Random" Program (Medium-High Intensity)
Day 5: No Cardio
Day 6: Cycling, Intervals (Medium Intensity)
Day 7: Running, HIIT (Near Maximum Intensity)
Day 8: Cycling, Active Recovery (Low Intensity)

10-16-2003, 10:30 AM
I try to do one day of cardio a week, but I don't worry if I don't. I like the elliptical.

Scott S
10-16-2003, 10:58 AM
Only when I'm late for class.

10-16-2003, 11:59 AM
I used to be really big on cardio, I would run 5 miles or so 3x a week. But after some thing I figured if I want to raise my metabolism or burn calories I can just do it with some form of weights. This way the muscles are getting worked and there isn't the catabolic disadvantage that is associated with cardio.

10-16-2003, 12:11 PM
Every hour and a half or so I've gotta walk downstairs to the kitchen to get more food, then back up.

10-16-2003, 12:33 PM
I don't do cardio. I probably burn more calories watching a ball game than those recumbent bike rangers burn in the gym.

10-16-2003, 12:57 PM
I bulking now so I go mountain biking once a week and thats about it. When I'm cutting, I do cardio 4-5 days a week for 30 minutes.


10-16-2003, 03:14 PM
What the hell is cardio?


Depending on the week, a 40 min game of soccer.
3-6 hours of martial art classes. And maybe 2-5 min of jogging in the gym before workout.

10-16-2003, 07:18 PM
few hours of basketball, 3 times a week :)

10-16-2003, 07:25 PM
no cardio while bulking except to go play bball with friends

10-16-2003, 08:13 PM
ive started doing it 3 times a week..
two times a week in the gym, doin 15min of stationary bike, then sprint/slow pace in the bike, 10sec sprints 20sec cool down, i generally do that 10 times, then i cool down again with 10min of power walking on the treadmill (id jog, but my cd discman skips.. getin me one of them portable mp3 players today)..
the other day, i play 1hr of basketball

10-17-2003, 04:51 AM
Cutting.. 4 times a week as of now :P Hit on a treadmill. or outside if its sunny :D

the rock
10-18-2003, 05:25 PM
2 games of basketball a week and 3-4 days a week of doing the stationary bike for 45 minutes.

10-18-2003, 05:56 PM
none of you guys jump rope?

Saint Patrick
10-18-2003, 07:02 PM
When Bulking : Zero Cardio

When Cutting: About 4 days/week mountain biking for about 60 mins, with the occasional heavy bag and jump rope thrown in.

10-18-2003, 11:03 PM
Cardio for me is going above the 8 rep range.

10-19-2003, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by JNowiski
none of you guys jump rope?

Yep!! I do!!

Skipping is a great form of cardio, I love it. It's a nice change from running.

I think I might start alternating running and skipping.... that'd be a great cardio routine ay.

10-19-2003, 09:30 AM
I know some people who like tp jump rope better than running, and they are either in Air Force STS's or training for PJ or CCT.

Many people thinks its better. I just got a rope the other day, and it has never seemed so hard, lol.