Low Intensity Cardio (Walking, Elliptical, Etc.)
High Intensity Cardio (Running, Elliptical, Stairclimber)
Outdoor Cardio (Running, Cycling, Swimming, Rollerblading)
Interval Training (Sprint / Walk)
Crossfit / Barbell Complexes
Sled Drags (And other GPP work like sandbag carry)
SledgeHammer Cardio (Hitting a tire)
Gym Circuits (Machine training with low rest periods)
Kickboxing / Fitness Classes
MMA Fighting & Training
Traditional Sports (Basketball, Baseball, etc.)
I don't do cardio
For fun I like boxing/mma because it has other benefits within the cardio. Also, soccer, mountain
With a specific goal such as bulking I think swimming would be good because of limited joint
stress. Now I hate swimming and don't do it, but it still applies. Low intensity walking/jogging/eliptical
Cutting : I like a mix of aneoribic and aerobic. Boxing circuit followed by two mile run. I did
Randy Couture's complex several years back which is a barbell complex. 0lympic bar with 25's
(Or whatever) 7 different exercises for 7 reps before putting the bar down and resting for a
minute then another rotation for 7 cycles as I remember. Hard as hell!
farmers carry woot woot !!!
also into low rest lifting (light deads on intervals) and raquetball.
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Height 6'8 Weight 310 and a little chubby. goal... leaner 310ish
5-3-1 program started September 2009
Bests as of 2/20/10 (workout bests)
Squat - 445 (375x12)
Bench -320 315x2(3/29/2010 post workout)
Dead - 445 (495 hitched) (435x8 4/3/10)
I done plyometrics and intensive interval shuttles a while back. They helped me make national and international level rugby.
I'd say Crossfit, we were built to throw stones at the Rabbit, not chase it.
I have started walking with a weighted vest, and I drag a semi tire around the back yard too.
5'9". 34.-----------------------------BEST LIFTS-----------------------GOALS
Bodyweight-------------------------BE 280 x 1------------------------BE 300 x 1
Jan 2009: 151 lbs----------------SQ 365 x 2-----------------------SQ 400 x 1
Jan 2010: 221 lbs----------------DL 405 x 1------------------------DL 500 x 1
Current: 214 lbs
bulking again -- working on my DL
My favorite cardio has changed since the thread began:
Complexes have become my friend since I hate elliptical and treadmills. Following that I will list "sled work" and in the spring "Swimming".
What no Wii Fit? hahaha
B-Ball and volleyball for me right now...once the temps get up a little higher i will be out at lunch time hitting about a 100 softballs a day off the tee.
Bench: Half a subway club
Squat: to pee
Deadlift: no thanks
don't let the 12" pythons fool you....i can run way faster scared than you can mad
I started reading while doing cardio, and I actually find it pretty enjoyable. If I get into whatever I'm reading a half hour will fly by.
Bench: 45 lbs Bench: 235 lbs
Squat: 95 lbs Squat: 285 lbs
Deadlift: 100 lbs Deadlift: 330 lbs
complexes and kettlebell work
I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez
"you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1
"Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"
From A Body Builder is Born
i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase
I do 2 (sometimes 3) slow-mo cardio, but on sunday I do a very light 2 mile jog and then a circut on pull ups/dips/sprints and jumps outside at my park, at like 6 in the morning.
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MMA and 100-yd dash.
"We fight our battles, we wage our wars, we settle the score, with honor and blood" - Atreyu
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I think swimming is great cardio if the intensity is high enough and can also be a good form of active recovery since it puts less stress on the joints. Barbell complexes are actually my favorite type of conditioning exercise because I feel they give the most in terms of conditioning and maintaining overall strength.
260's by May
I love walking, but I have to start also jogging/running to train to help get ready for BCT/AIT and just to get my BF% down a lot.
Just added 10 minutes of walking (big incline as fast as I can) 4 days a week. Two other days I do around 20 minutes.
During spring and summer, push the SUV up and down the block or put the kids on a sled/tire and drag them around.
I play soccer on Tuesdays & Thursdays for an hour a piece.
I hate running just to run.
I have an Elliptical that I use every once in awhile.
I also train in Aikido (think Steven Seagal) for a few hours a week as well as Brazilain JJ/ grappling.
It never seems to be enough though.
Glad this thread has resurfaced, lot's of good ideas in here. My favorite cardio used to be the punching bag, but since i've moved out I haven't had access to it. I'm trying to get back into running twice a week now, working my way up to 3 miles in 18 mins eventually. Also am going to start barbell complexes.
22 - 5'11'' - 190 lb
PR's - Squat 350 | Bench 290 | Deadlift 400.4 | BW 203
P Clean 98 KG | Jerk 106 | Full Clean 106 |
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me."
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