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Old 01-14-2007, 10:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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started swimming and hot steam room excerices and now im 160lbs......
do u think its more cause of the swimming or steam room?
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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do u think its more cause of the swimming or steam room?
I would say it would be the swimming since the steam room doesn't get rid of fat, it only gets rid of water weight. Basically, if you go to the steam room for a certain amount of time and then drink a lot of water with your next meal (or in between meals) you'll gain most of the water weight back. The steam room doesn't do long term weight loss.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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to improve your running cardio time u gotta work on running it sucks but it works
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have an amazing heart rate calculating file if your interested, its very informative and in depth, its mainly aimed at cyclists, but it translates over to any cardio training.
I train cardio on a recumbent cycle, a stairmaster, and a treadmill. I used to run a lot but don't anymore because my knees don't like it so I always try to stay with low impact routines. I also always monitor my heartrate to make sure that I am getting exactly what I want out of my workout.

Which brings me up to my question. I'd like to see your heart rate calculating file. Can you post a link or the file itself.? Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I hate running as well and the best substitutes that I have found are swimming, biking, and jump rope. jump rope wont help your sprint time at all but in terms of cardio there is some stat that 100 jumps is equal to a mile of running. I used do a lot of cardio when i was on my schools dive team and we did a lot of bikes and rope and it helped a lot
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i know running sucks but its an awesome workout. i joined track and in like 2 months i lost 10 pounds. i wasn't trying to either since i thought i was in pretty good shape. actually i think i ate more when i was on track. only thing is running gets old fast. if you don't bring an ipod or something to motivate yourself you'll get bored with it fast.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have an amazing heart rate calculating file if your interested, its very informative and in depth, its mainly aimed at cyclists, but it translates over to any cardio training.
I bike frequently and ive been working my cardio a lot recently since i was sick and out of training for a month, i would love to have a look at this file, could you post it here or send me a pm or w/e works.
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For cardio, try to mix it up a little bit. I think running on a treadmill, sprints, running long-distance(outside), swimming, jump roping, and some biking are all GOOD ways to improve your cardio. There's a lot of good tips and ways to improve cardio in any 'Muscle and Fitness' magazine also, you could pick one of those up.
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