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    Cardio Equipment

    For those of you that workout at the gym what types of cardio equipment do you use and what have you found to be the most effective piece of equipment for expending calories?
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    the elliptical trainer on both counts (well if you believe the digital displays). they seem to burn about twice the calories a treadmill does. not sure about the stair steppers, but they are out because they don't have a little tray for me to put my book on. and the bikes make my butt hurt.

    the rower is good if your gym has one.
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    I've also found the eliptical trainers to be pretty decent.
    Same goes with the stair climber.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    The elliptical trainer the thing that makes you look like the road runner?

    If it is; those seem to be one of the best pieces of equipment. Especially for those who have joint problems.

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    yeah i like that too...... It doesnt seem to stress to much on your knee's as the stair climber....

    my favorite is that one they are talking about and umm

    treadmill,than stationary bike...

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    I love my punching bag man..

    do 4 rounds at 3:00 each.. and your dead.

    well, I am..

    I am working my way up to 5 rounds soon
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    Yup, nothing like smacking the heavy bag around. That will drain ya right quick!
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
    The Art of Judo

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    okay that last post didnt sound right tuttut


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    add that in with jumping around..

    I wonder how many calories that burns

    I do 30 mins on a bike, and thats nothing compared to 12 mins on the heavy bag.
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    Intervals on the heavy bag and speed bag.
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    Have any of you tried the rowing machine? It's pretty cool only it would be better if I were out on an actual lake.
    I prefer my cardio at home punching dummy(it's like a punching bag only it's shaped like a person but its got "skin" its sick).
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

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    Define this cardio you speak of??
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
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    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Like a punching bag...its the shape of a person looks like a person and you can beat the crap outta of it...I do 2 minutes rounds and rest 1 minute. repeat till you fall over.
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

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    If I have to do cardio indoors, I like Spinning class...intervals and variations of resistance make for a kick-ass workout. I like to run, so I also use the treadmill, although it's much easier to run on a treadmill than on a stationary surface (that relative velocity thing).

    I occasionally use the elliptical machine for variety, but I have to really crank up the incline and resistance to get my heart rate up where it is when I run.

    The rowing machine is a good option too...arms and legs are working and it's a different motion...I always feel it in my glutes and hams when I stand up.

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    interval on the treadmill
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