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    Cardio Discussion, Your Thoughts

    Although many here may hate it (myself included), it can't be ignored completely!

    My main question is: How many of you subscribe to the old way of fat burning cardio: low to moderate intensity for longer periods (30 minutes to an hour), vs. high intensity cardio for around 20 minutes?

    We all know by now that both have ups and downs, so which do you think:

    *is more effective for burning fat
    *develops endurance
    *is more effective for strengthening your lungs
    *have other general health benefits or negatives

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    Bringing this back from the dead. I'm searching on here now but I'm looking for a better way to shed fat. I guess I would say at the moment doing a "lean bulk" eating pretty decent. Not going crazy eating everything in sight. Im not looking to-do a cut or contest or any of that but I am looking to get my BF down a little while maintaining strength etc.Anyway what do you guys usually do for cardio? Before or after workout? Fasted or not? Length of cardio? And do you guys do steady state or high intensity cardio?

    The way my schedule is now the only time I can really do cardio would be after my workout.

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    Originally Posted by Stacked View Post
    Although many here may hate it (myself included), it can't be ignored completely!

    My main question is: How many of you subscribe to the old way of fat burning cardio: low to moderate intensity for longer periods (30 minutes to an hour), vs. high intensity cardio for around 20 minutes?

    We all know by now that both have ups and downs, so which do you think:

    *is more effective for burning fat
    *develops endurance
    *is more effective for strengthening your lungs
    *have other general health benefits or negatives
    25 min on the stairclimber daily is my go-to. As long as I'm drenched in sweat, I feel accomplished and that's always the cast by 25 min on that machine.
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    Both... although imo sprint work (HIIT) is better at burning calories than steady state cardio.


    I always preferred to do cardio on its own day, if possible. If not, after a workout.


    For the moment, I do sprints once a week and a 3.2 mile run every week. If I wanted to cut I would drop calories and add in another sprint session.
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    Originally Posted by Stacked View Post
    Although many here may hate it (myself included), it can't be ignored completely!

    My main question is: How many of you subscribe to the old way of fat burning cardio: low to moderate intensity for longer periods (30 minutes to an hour), vs. high intensity cardio for around 20 minutes?

    We all know by now that both have ups and downs, so which do you think:

    *is more effective for burning fat
    *develops endurance
    *is more effective for strengthening your lungs
    *have other general health benefits or negatives
    25 min on the stairclimber daily is my go-to. As long as I'm drenched in sweat, I feel accomplished and that's always the cast by 25 min on that machine.
    "It's 2018 - you should be eating your girls ass and making her squirt."- DieYoungStrong (10/25/2018)

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    I do 15-20 minutes sprints/interval training on the stepmill 2-4 times a week. When I want to kickstart fat loss I also swim a half mile twice a week on top of that. Anybody else swim for their cardio?

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    It took 5 years for somebody to answer this thread. Better late than never, I guess, but it does show you where cardio is on the UG priority list.
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    i damn near tore my hammie off doing sprints..Im still not 100%

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    The closest i get to cardio is when im balls deep

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    I would like to know your current stats...? The reason why is that many dudes want to "recomp" (myslef included) when they actually dont have enough muscle to do so...

    Now, I think that cardio may get a bad rap on this board.... And I do hear the brothers' logic on this thought... However, I feel (broscience) that cardio, after intense compound weight training, or maybe at a completely separate time, could be helpful in increasing metabolism, thus giving a little extra kick in body recomp...
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    Originally Posted by automatonDan View Post
    I would like to know your current stats...? The reason why is that many dudes want to "recomp" (myslef included) when they actually dont have enough muscle to do so...
    Second that statement. Post stats. Don't make this mistake.
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    Either 3, 5 or 10 rounds on the heavy bag anywhere from 3-6x per week depending upon training goals at that point in time.

    Will also do HIIT on the Air Dyne at the gym if I'm feelin' froggy after a workout.
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    Originally Posted by TrickWilliams View Post
    Second that statement. Post stats. Don't make this mistake.
    What exactly do you mean by that? I'll get my BF % checked soon

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    Originally Posted by Eatsleeplift View Post
    What exactly do you mean by that? I'll get my BF % checked soon
    age, weight, height, how much you train, years training are the usuals. If you're on cycle as well

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    Originally Posted by automatonDan View Post
    I would like to know your current stats...? The reason why is that many dudes want to "recomp" (myslef included) when they actually dont have enough muscle to do so...

    Now, I think that cardio may get a bad rap on this board.... And I do hear the brothers' logic on this thought... However, I feel (broscience) that cardio, after intense compound weight training, or maybe at a completely separate time, could be helpful in increasing metabolism, thus giving a little extra kick in body recomp...
    Cardio is the devil. I don't go over sets of 5. Not because I can't, but because it's bullshit and its cardio. And also because I can't.
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    I gotta start some form of cardio after my meet. Something to get my heart rate up and to help me not be out of breath playing with the kids

    Its sad I'm 32 and get out of breath banging the wife.
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    Originally Posted by ECKSRATED View Post
    I gotta start some form of cardio after my meet. Something to get my heart rate up and to help me not be out of breath playing with the kids

    Its sad I'm 32 and get out of breath banging the wife.
    You got a prowler in yer gym, Mate? That'll do the trick. Else just skipping rope at the house for 20 mins will do ya.
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    Originally Posted by Onk View Post
    age, weight, height, how much you train, years training are the usuals. If you're on cycle as well
    Age is 22
    Weight- 198
    Years training - shit...i have been lifting for awhile. But seriously training where I actually knew what I was doing probably 3 maybe a little longer. But a good bit of time. Steady time at that.

    Never taken a cycle yet. I want to.

    Also got my BF checked today and I'm at about 11%

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