View Full Version : Cardio Question?

02-13-2002, 08:39 PM
What do you guys do for cardio? duration, speed etc. Currently i do 20-25 minutes at 4MPH, a brisk walking pace. Im just looking to aid in my fat loss while building. Do you think i should increase the pace, or length in order to increase fat loss?

02-13-2002, 08:41 PM
You can always increase the gradient on the treadmill.

02-13-2002, 08:42 PM
I find running taxing on my shins so I have to increase the incline and walk about 4 mph for about 30-40 minutes.

02-13-2002, 09:16 PM
Yeah i was just reading that you should decrease the intensity and increase the logetivity of the cardio workout in order to have maximum fat loss.

02-13-2002, 09:20 PM
You've hard about the target heart range right? 220-your age then take that number and multiple it by 60% ad 80% to get the number of beats a minute that your heart should stay in when you do aerobic training. if you keep your heart beats in the 60-80% range you'll be doing effective cardio work.

02-13-2002, 09:35 PM
Hi Gyno

The best way to lose fat and also maintain muscle is HIIT(high intensity interval training).

I tried myslef last year and I got good results.

Sprint for 30 /45 sec as fast as you can go,followed by 30/45 walk pace.

For the beginning do it for 8 min and gradually increase it to 20 min.

A lot of guys find that it works pretty good in terms of losing fat.

I did this routine for almost 2 months and I can tell you that was worthwhile...

Canadian Viking
03-02-2002, 09:14 AM
I also do the HIIT and it is excellent. My slow days though I do 5k at about a 6 - 6.6 mph pace. My HIIT on the other hand, I don't go by time cause I run at night often so I found a long street and run to every second telephone post in a sprint then walk Quickly to the next second post, equal didstances of running and walking. By the end your rubber, my workout is 30 mins in length, 5 light jog for warm up, 20 HIIT, then 5 min light jog for cool down. Dropped 6 % BF in two months.