Thread: Best way to maximize cardio?
2/28/2013 10:11am, #1
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Best way to maximize cardio?
I see that cardio seems to be a major component that separates good from great. I'm not training for anything specific, but i want my cardio to be peak- as good as I can get it. I know jogging on a treadmill doesn't accomplish this, which I'm fine with because I hate the treadmill. What is the best approach to maximize my cardio? And how often should I do it?
2/28/2013 12:03pm, #2
Cardio for what? A large part of conditioning is activity-specific. General conditioning can be developed with a variety of methods.What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates
2/28/2013 2:50pm, #3
"Good cardio" in a workout is a function of your heart-rate and time;
that is you need to be able to maintain a target heart-rate for a given time.
Jogging, cycling, swimming, jump-rope and bagwork can all accomplish this goal, as can many other exercises.
If you can afford one, a heart-rate monitor is a great tool imo.
If you get one, you'll probably want an interval timer built in.
Duration, intensity and frequency depend on the athlete.
2/28/2013 8:31pm, #4
Does nobody man the crappy PT forums anymore? There are so many good stickies on this topic."I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge
3/02/2013 9:09am, #5
3/13/2013 6:11pm, #6
Make it part of your daily commutes: run or bike to work, to the gym, to the grocery store; wherever you can.
I personally detest running, but unless I'm hopping on the highway, I bike everywhere I go. At my peak, I was doing 70-ish miles a week, through the high and fuckish hills of Seattle.
I got some good motherfucking cardio out of it.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
3/13/2013 10:31pm, #7
Hill sprints.Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
3/13/2013 11:18pm, #8
Eddie, greg...friends, aren't you guys fricken fat?
Don't go using Sammo Hung as an exception or an excuse. Be honest to Aunt Lily."I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge
3/14/2013 8:10am, #9
3/14/2013 8:13am, #10
Oh yeah, I ran my 3 miles at lunchtime. Well, er, um, staggered, coughed and spluttered really...when I go back to work, I was sitting down and readying myself for a shower (Press Ups done and 1 set of Tricep Dips) when a bloke asked me if I was all right.
A fair question. I was wondering myself but I assured him that I was just collecting myself before I did battle with the shower). The good news is that the snow started just after I finished :-)