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    Wannabebig New Member
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    cardio after a workout a good idea?

    Recently I started to do 10 minutes of running right after I finished my workout. Is this a good thing or does this interact with the workout that I just did? I know it's better off to do my cardio on my rest days since I am less tired but I just want to know if it's a good idea to mix cardio right after a hard workout .

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    I've always heard that if you're going to do both on the same day, even in small amounts, you should always lift first.

    I don't really think it's going to detract from your workout...unless you really start taxing yourself. 10 minutes isn't doing a whole lot of anything, except keeping the blood flowing faster a little longer.

    Bottom line, though...whatever makes you stay in the gym, and happy with yourself. We're ALL different animals.
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    IMO no cos you are in a highly catabolic state as it is. On saying that your muscle glycogen levels are depleted so you will burn fat very quickly.

    10 mins is not that much, but i would consume a protein shake, or at least half of one, just before to help begin reverting your catabolic state.

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    I would say go for it not to much though. I get on the bike for 20 mins and do super intense cardio in spurts on and off for like 2 3 minutes at a time until i get my breath back. On a non work out day or weekend if I have extra energy i may do it on a lift day. No more than may 2 3 times a week at that. But it does help[ and it feels good to no it takes a little longer to get winded. I still make gains in strenth though never had any problems.
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    and I think 10 minutes of runnig is fine because to me running is way harder form of cardio than the bike.
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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    thanx for the input guys

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