View Full Version : Cardio vs. The powerlifter

Clifford Gillmore
05-07-2006, 10:04 AM
What forms of low impact cardio can benefit me as a wannabe 'powerlifter'? If any, or I should of asked first, how heavily does it affect recovery - or are my micro cycles of DE work enough?

I should really stop thinking, its actually hurting.

05-07-2006, 10:28 AM
The most cardio I do as a powerlifter is Plyometrics on my light/speed day, gets me sweating and its alot of fun.

05-07-2006, 01:07 PM
I think that GPP work should be part of your overall longer-term plan and part of your GPP should be cardio-ish stuff. When I say cardio, I mean things that get you breathing hard and your heart rate elevated for more than a few minutes. Whether that's swimming, or high-rep work, or Cross-Fit, whatever - I think it should be somewhere.

As far during regular training or peaking, I think that walking is always doable, won't hurt your recovery and will probably help it.

05-07-2006, 01:09 PM
Cardio is fine, just always save it for after you hit the weights. Just dont do so much that your exhausted for hours and hours afterwards.