Posted On:1/02/2007 11:46pm
Style: Sanda, BJJ
Originally Posted by Judah Maccabee
It's possible to sprint for a full minute - it's called the 400/440 in track and field, and it's the worst event to do in terms of puke-worthy endeavors.
Personally I think the 600 is the scariest. I think it only exists in indoor winter track though.
Posted On:1/03/2007 8:17am
Style: Pai Lum K.F.
yeah i agree the 600 sucks the monkey, but i hated the 400/440.
The thing with the mouthpiece is that your forced to have to keep breathing through a full mouth and the cotton-mouth you get while running with it in is enough to make you want to not do it, but the benifits from running with it in out weighs the discomfort. Your body has to process more oxygen with each breath which in turn increases cardio capacity (i think thats right).
Posted On:1/03/2007 10:31am
High intensity bodyweight intervals. All you need is;
1 square meter of floor
Try this on for size;
30 seconds of each exercise, as many reps of each as you can do each time.
Again, do each for 30 seconds, 30 seconds of rest after you finish the set, then start over. Do 4 times through. You'll be done in 14 minutes and you'll have absolutely rocked every part of your body. Keep the intensity as high as you can. You'll not only improve your cardio, but strength, explosiveness, endurance, and anaerobic conditioning at the same time in your ENTIRE body.
Feel free to swap in and out any exercise you think sounds good 'n cruel, but keep it at that intense level.
Ask if you're not sure what any of these exercises are.
Last edited by Carrera26; 1/03/2007 10:34am at .
Posted On:1/03/2007 10:46am
Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
It sounds as if you're using a treadmill.
I second the opinion that you abandon the treadmill and run on a track or the nearest soccer (football) field you can find. I forget the physiological reason as to why it's better, but it just is.
You are absolutely right about this. The reason (mind you I'll probably **** up the explanation) is that on a treadmill you are reaction to force and therefore not creating as much traction and therefore not using the full range of muscles.
Additionally, when you do this on a treadmill your "sprint" is at a static speed. Believe it or not you are not always running at the same speed even during a sprint unless it's a very short one like a 40. Anyways, a treadmill is boring as hell and if you for some reason don't feel like running anymore you can just quit. If you are running outdoors and you don't feel like running anymore you still have the distance you went to get back. Better for you when you feel lazy.
For MMA cardio conditioning- spar.
Posted On:1/04/2007 4:44pm
well thanks for all the help.i will try out what i have learned.-matt
Posted On:1/09/2007 8:59am
Style: Bagua / Xingyi / JKD
Carrera26, your routine sounds good, but please detail each exercise, thanks
Posted On:1/10/2007 7:43pm
How do you do a 'split jump' and a 'mountain climber'? Thanks
Posted On:1/10/2007 8:36pm
Mountain Climber is when you're in push up position and you rapidly alternate knees to your chest as if you were doing exaggerated horizontal running in place. While doing this it is important to keep your back relatively straight.
I have no idea what a split jump is, but it sounds like that thing Bas Rutten does after his fights.
Posted On:1/10/2007 11:13pm
Style: Throwing, and Matwork
Alternating legs jump lunges, is what split jumps are. See these links for real man's cardio.
Posted On:1/11/2007 12:41am
Still can't visualise the split jump, can you elaborate? Cheers
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