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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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?

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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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  1. #1
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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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    There needs to be an option for none
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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.
    Here we go again!

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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.

    I'm old, no point in being old and fat too
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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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    30-40 mins daily.Maintenance
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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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    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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    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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    Roughly between 15 and 20 minutes a year.
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    I get about 30min a day.
    I cycle everywhere and I live about a 15min bike ride from university/gym. I hate the hill in the middle of the route with a passion but I have noticed an increase in recovery from doing it regularly. At first I thought it would harm my progress because on days after leg training my legs are burning so bad by the time I reach the top, but the DOMS definitely clears up quicker afterwards.
    Sometime I'll be keen and do a 40min run about once a week. But that's rare at the moment - still bulking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    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
    I strive for 30 minutes a day 4 days a week, I guess you could say its for GPP, but a healthy cardiovascular system is pretty awesome IMO. I don't have a history of heart disease or cholesterol problems in my family so I probably don't even need to consider it for the health benefits in that respect but I would love to have endurance on top of strength. Plus if I ever do a strongman competition like I plan to I'm sure a strong heart can only help.
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    About 30 mins 3x per week for health and fat loss. I was against cardio perhaps for ego (like many guys at the gym) but when I saw a powerlifter on TV doing jogging and then lifting an insane amount of weight I listened to him.

    I was surprised the guys at the strongest man do not meet the "fat powerlfiter image" that many seem to think a powerlifter should look like.

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    Right now, I only do cardio on Saturdays, playing basketball for 2-4 hours. I'm probably going to start on Wednesday evenings for 30 minutes or so.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    35-40 after workouts, 5 times a week. Right now just for 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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