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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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    lets hear your cardio routines

    I am gonna start doing cardio at least 3 times a week.

    Whats your cardio routines and why do you do it that way specifically?

    I know it probably wonlt make much difference whetehr i row, run etc I just wondered if anyone had any cool routines as I get bored on cardio very very quickly.
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    You could try boxing dan.
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    i rotate between 20 minutes of intense stairclimber (sounds boring because it is boring but it works) and interval sprinting up hills.

    i also try to fit boxing in but it messes up my recovery from the weights (especially the ehavy bag).

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    I change it back and forth from each week. One week I'll do 3 sessions of treadmill. No more than 20 minutes. Intense intervals.
    The next week I'll stay on a stationary bike with the same routine.
    Every now and then, I'll go on the same thing for a couple of weeks just to mix it up. I don't know if there's anything to it, but I do. By the way, I HATE cardio.

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    hmm...i try to do cardio 5 times a week and it goes soemthing like this:

    training days (except legs) - 15 minutes walk/jog HIIT-style on the treadie

    non-training days - 45 minutes endurance-style on the elliptical
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    skip rope for 15 min then 15 min of jog sprint walk hit style.

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    5 minute warmup where I work myself up to 5mph, then I go at 6mph for about 10 minutes, increase to 7mph for ten more minutes, and then a 5-7 minute cooldown followed by a Big Mac.

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    I ride the bike for 20 mins, then runs for 20 mins. I cycle the intensity.

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    I ride the stationery bike first thing in the morning on rest days, and postworkout Ill do either the Precor machine or the treadmill for around 15-20 minutes.

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    Interval sprinting and interval biking. I hate cardio...I loath it!!!

    Oh, boxing is another that I do.
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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    You could try boxing dan.
    ditto

    well i do kick boxing. but also ju-jitsu.

    martial arts are a good way for cardio if you go to the right place. they are fun as well. this way not only i am stronger than most people, but also more skillful as well.

    the sensi sport physiology knowledge is not the best, so they absoletely tire me out. but will not say anything as he can kick my as*.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    What's cardio?
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    Every third day, I run on the treadmill for 35 minutes, as follows:

    5 minutes @ 4mph
    8 minutes @ 6mph
    2 minutes @ 8mph
    5 minutes @ 4mph
    8 minutes @ 6mph
    2 minutes @ 8mph
    5 minutes @ 4mph.

    It's about 3.15 miles.
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    Freak, what distances of sprints you do?

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    I do sprints on sand mixed alternated with longer distance, preferably on grass. I also do a 3k swim in the ocean once or twice a week.

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    When doin cardio is there like an ideal amount of calories that you should burn off? If so how many is the ideal amount to try and burn off?

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    Monday: 6 mile run (steady). Swim twenty lengths in the afternoon
    Tuesday: 4 mile jog. HIIT in the afternoon
    Wednesday: 5 mile jog. Swim twenty lengths in the afternoon
    Thursday: HIIT. 5 mile jog in the afternoon
    Friday: 5 mile jog. 5 mile best-effort run in the afternoon
    Saturday: 10 mile normal run or 8 mile best-effort run
    Sunday: Orienteering in the hills. Aim to cover 20 miles with a 45-pound pack (this is a march, not a run...), or rest -- depends on the weather and my schedule.

    That's my cardio protocol for the moment. It's not as difficult as it should be, though, so I'll probably end up making it a bit more challenging before June comes around...

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    thats alot of ******* cardio

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    I'm getting tired just reading that regimen

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    Running 2-3 times per week: one long run, one interval run, one just-for-fun run.
    Spinning: 0-1 time per week (gives my joints a break from running)
    Hockey: down to 1-2 times per week now

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    I haven't done cardio in 1.5 years. Heck I don't think I've gone faster than a slightly faster than normal walk in about 6 months

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    Originally posted by WarWolfPanzer88
    Monday: 6 mile run (steady). Swim twenty lengths in the afternoon
    Tuesday: 4 mile jog. HIIT in the afternoon
    Wednesday: 5 mile jog. Swim twenty lengths in the afternoon
    Thursday: HIIT. 5 mile jog in the afternoon
    Friday: 5 mile jog. 5 mile best-effort run in the afternoon
    Saturday: 10 mile normal run or 8 mile best-effort run
    Sunday: Orienteering in the hills. Aim to cover 20 miles with a 45-pound pack (this is a march, not a run...), or rest -- depends on the weather and my schedule.

    That's my cardio protocol for the moment. It's not as difficult as it should be, though, so I'll probably end up making it a bit more challenging before June comes around...

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    So I'm guessing you don't actually weight train then?
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    Sorry, don't do any cardio.
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    Originally posted by ElPietro


    So I'm guessing you don't actually weight train then?
    I do, but I keep my weight-training routine very simple, and I lift solely for general health and fitness; I don't plan to ever compete in bodybuilding or powerlifting. Military presses, squats, deadlifts and rows are usually the only exercises I do with weights, and I never do any of them more than twice a week. I do calisthenics almost daily, though, and occasionally train with that set of 'Fabled Cables' I bought from Ironmind's catalog...

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    Last edited by WarWolfPanzer88; 04-30-2002 at 09:36 AM.
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