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

Its 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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  1. #1
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    Anyone have any advice on how to do cardio with a 3x week squatting routine?

    I'm currently following stronglift's advanced routine, which is a slight modification of Madcow's 5x5. This has me squatting 3x week, deadlifting once a week.

    I'm wondering how anyone else following this type of full-body workout routine does cardio?
    I suppose this is also a question at those following WBB's HCT as well, since that too is a full body workout.

    I used to do P90X, and loved the CV training I got from doing the plyometrics program (wow, what a workout).
    The problem now is that my legs take such a beating from the 3x week squatting that I can't handle the P90X plyometrics anymore, which is also very muscularly taxing on the legs (it involves a lot of squatting and jumping).

    What do those of you who do a full-body routine do for cardio?

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    For me when I was doing the HCT-12 I would do a 20min HIIT session on an elliptical once a week (on off day). That was squatting and doing rack pulls twice a week,on the same day. I experimented with doing no cardio, but started getting winded on my deload weeks of 15 reps (pretty bad since its light), so I put it back in. I put on 33lbs in 51/2 months. I'll finish cutting in a couple weeks. It seems that a bit less than half was fat. Maybe I needed more cardio or less calories at a given time, but as for maintaining cardiovascular fitness the one 20min session seemed to work well.
    Last edited by BallsWideDeep; 05-15-2011 at 12:10 PM.

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    I would do it after lifting on maybe 2 of the days to start off and add days if you feel it is needed.

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    do it on your off days

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    Right after training legs, and never the day before training legs.

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