The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    mixing sled and eliptical.

    I was thinking of mixing my sled dragging and eliptical machine on my off days to improve my conditioning and recovery. Should I start with the sled (exhausting) and finish with the eliptical machine (moderate pace)? Or would you start with the eliptical and finish with the sled?

    I might try it both ways to see what I like better but I wanted to get some advice anyways. I'm thinking 15 minutes of each.

    PS...I walk with the sled using a heavy load.
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    I tried it today. I did the eliptical for 15 minutes and then pulled the sled. It absolutely sucked (in a good way)
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    I would say that it depends on what you are planning on doing with the sled. If you are going to try to work on speed then I would do the sled first - but if you are going to do drags for long distances then that is a good way to finish off a workout.

    Either way I would keep the volume / intensity low if you are using it for active recovery. Maybe something like 10-15 minutes on the elliptical and 5 sets of sled drags.
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    Thanks. I did 15 minutes on the eliptical and then only got 4 trips with the sled before I was just too pooped. I pull a heavy sled and walk with it [backwards and forwards] to take any momentum away. I think I'll stick with it and try to get the sled pulls up to 6 trips. Then I could always add more weight at that point.

    My plan is to lift on Mon and Thur while doing the conditioning on Tues and Fri. We'll give it a few weeks to see how it's going to work.
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    Sounds like a good plan, let us know how it goes!
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