View Poll Results: How Many Minutes of Cardio Per Day?

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  • 15min or less

    30 49.18%
  • 20-30min per day

    23 37.70%
  • 35-45 min per day

    6 9.84%
  • 45min - 1hr+ per day

    2 3.28%
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    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
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    How much cardio?

    How much cardio per day are you all averaging?

    Also, what's the goal of your cardio, be it fat loss, GPP , maintance or just rehab


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    i have not done cardio in 5 years. i am too skinny anyways. lol

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    20-30 every other day.
    I need to be able to run 3miles in under 24 minutes in my Physical Fitness testing for the Marine Corps and so I am on a 5k training routine.
    Running is not my forte unfortunately.

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    About 30 minutes a day during my lunch break. The goal is defnately fat loss.
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    30 minutes 4 times per week. Im trying to go 242 and I use it as recovery for my heavy squat and pull sessions. Plus I cant do much upper body wise and Im bored lol.
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    I am doing 20 minutes of HIIT cardio and it's killing me, but I love it once everything is OVER!!!!!! 20 minute of cruel and brutal pain :S
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    I voted 20-30 minutes cause that is prob average. I do 6-8 minutes before my SS workout MWF and about 5 minutes of cooldown after I lift. I have just recently restarted doing around 40 minutes on my non-lift days. I know this will cost me some gains on my lifts however I have built an OK base of strength and want to get thinner. I am still a fat cow. Also I am hoping that an increase in cardio capicity will help me to recover my breath between work sets (Between my second and third sets of squats it prob takes 6 minutes or so to catch my breath,I usually can't wait that long to lift again).
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    At least an hour a day.

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    I do 15 minutes of SS after my WOs. I also run my doggy 2x a week for about 15 minutes.
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    20-25minutes 4 times a week. really just doing cardio for maintance. lets my heart stay healthy,plus it lets me eat more food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for gaining lean body mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Trantham View Post
    20-25minutes 4 times a week. really just doing cardio for maintance. lets my heart stay healthy,plus it lets me eat more food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for gaining lean body mass.
    Do you change it at all leading up to a show?


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    30-40 mins daily.Maintenance
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit View Post
    30-40 mins daily.Maintenance
    How hard a pace do you go at?

    My GF is really trying to get into better shape and would go to the gym everyday, except I advised her not to overtrain and get herself burnt out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercuryblade View Post
    How hard a pace do you go at?

    My GF is really trying to get into better shape and would go to the gym everyday, except I advised her not to overtrain and get herself burnt out.
    I agree Mercuryblade ya can't make the girls hurt or they won't come back. And most of us know how hard it is to change their minds sometimes.

    Very few girls are tough like Built or GoodyGirl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny99 View Post
    I agree Mercuryblade ya can't make the girls hurt or they won't come back. And most of us know how hard it is to change their minds sometimes.

    Very few girls are tough like Built or GoodyGirl.
    b b b but girls have a higher pain threshold

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    I havent been doing any cardio but starting 2 weeks from now im going to be doing 30-40 minutes of walking 3-4 days a week with 1 or 2 sessions of HITT. As soon as spring comes around im gonna be doing 60+ intense cardio every day (rugby) so i need to get really in shape

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    Well I'm going to ask questions because I don't want to make a new board XD
    I used to run 8-10 miles every other day with my gym training but the new routine im going is almost no cardio period. No running or anything

    Though do you think doing maybe 4 miles (takes me 20ish min or so) would be good? Do you think it would hinder my muscle gain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercuryblade View Post
    How hard a pace do you go at?

    My GF is really trying to get into better shape and would go to the gym everyday, except I advised her not to overtrain and get herself burnt out.
    steady state really.Unless when I'm doing a spinning,well then it's intense.

    Does she weight train?
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    I've been trying to get in 20-30 minutes at least 4-6 times a week. Being almost 300 lbs. I feel like it helps me stay healthy, but it's not so much it detracts from my strength. Overall I think it does make me feel a little better and perhaps helps recovery some as well.

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    20-30 2-3 x's per week. Overall health and recovery more than anything else.

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    GPP and for health and under 15 minutes, but will be doing more in the near future for maintenance or fat loss.

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    Cardio as in running, treadmills and stationary bike? None!

    Cardio as in getting the heart rate up? Yes, for fat loss and health. I use complexes along with my workouts and some on off days.

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    i dont go for time i go until i hit a certain amount of cals say 200 - 300 every day of low intensity cardio stritcly for fat loss.. i use the stepper good time to read up on my muscle & fiction mags lol
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