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Less is more!
« on: October 10, 2012, 06:43:19 AM »
There are people who train for hours in the gym, slugging it out on the treadmill, you don't need to do this! Excessive cardio will cause inflammation, elevated cortisol and oxidative damage.

Studies are showing that short, infrequent and intense bursts of exercise are much more effective than the traditional continuous cardio.

So instead of running 7 hours per week you will do 5 sets of sprints per week in conjunction with low-intensity activity like walking, cycling etc.

Are you guilty of overdoing the cardio? Do you sprint?

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 11:09:49 AM »
I've never been one to overdo cardio, I simply do exercises that aren't very excessive and fit my health disabilities. I couldn't see myself sprinting though, I'd probably run a few steps and get winded, LOL.

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 12:51:23 PM »
I definitely do not overdo the cardio- if I start to try, I end up burnt out and bored! I prefer to do a bit of cardio and then move on to weights and such.

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 06:01:15 PM »
since I'm on a bulking program right now I only do cardio 1x a week for about 20-40 minutes to maintain cardiovascular endurance.
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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 06:22:57 AM »
[quote author=NuWave Fitness link=topic=53.msg157#msg157 date=1349917275]
since I'm on a bulking program right now I only do cardio 1x a week for about 20-40 minutes to maintain cardiovascular endurance.
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When I first started bulking I read an article which advised doing NO cardio when trying to bulk up. I followed this advice and it badly affected my fitness to the point where it was detrimental to my weight training performance. You do need to do some cardio, just don't overdo it.

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 08:48:40 AM »
I recently learned something similar to this. That the best workout is to workout to your fullest ability for a few minutes for the best results from the exercise.  Anyway that was good news to me, since I have limited time to work out, now as long as I work up a good sweat in that few minutes, I will benefit from it. Now, when I do the Stationary bike, I pedal as fast as I can and maintain it for at least a whole minute so that I get my heart pumping and then I ride another 2 to 5 minutes just regular to cool down.

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 12:11:32 PM »
This is interesting data. Im going to start getting on the treadmill for an hour three days a week. My reasoning for running that much on the treadmill is for more of mental reasons than anything. If I can stay on a treadmill for an hour my physical and mental fitness will increase so I will be killing two birds with one stone.

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 06:06:36 AM »
Why would you run for an hour? You don't need to run for so long. You can gain from the benefits of exercise by running for a shorter duration. An hour of running is slightly too long, in my opinion, I would half that.

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Re: Less is more!
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 09:28:48 PM »
Hello,
I have never feel guilty while doing cardio exercise and it should be outside but it did not get feel to do one...
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