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Old 08-23-2006, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cardio Workout

Alright, I'm planning my cardio workout to get into ultra-sweet shape

I have a treadmill with incline (which I want to use since we have winter up here and running gets unbearable when its cold out)

Anywho, I found a basic interval run thats about 1/2 hr long. I tried it out, it worked me pretty good on the 2 minute sprints.

Warm up 5 Minutes (5 speed, light jog)
Rest Set 5 Minutes: (6 speed, 1 incline, good running pace)
Work Set 2 minutes: (7 speed, 2 incline, exhausting), very fast)
Rest Set 5 minutes: (6 speed, 1 incline, good running pace)
Work Set 2 minute: (7 speed, 2 incline, exhausting), very fast)
Rest Set 5 minutes: (6 speed, 1 incline, good running pace)
Cool down 5 minutes: (5 speed, light jog)

I'm sweating good by the end and it says I ran 2.0 something, miles I assume lol

Anywho, just looking for ideas/advice? Skipping maybe?
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 miles isnt very far if your completly drained by the end thats probably not good because you said you want to get in "ultra-sweet shape" so by this im going to assume that you want to be really cut. Its better to run a longer distance at a slower pace, youl burn more calories that way. Skipping rope is also very good, i think that if you were to do 1 hour of dance dance revolution youd burn a lot of calories lol.
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2 miles isnt very far if your completly drained by the end thats probably not good because you said you want to get in "ultra-sweet shape" so by this im going to assume that you want to be really cut. Its better to run a longer distance at a slower pace, youl burn more calories that way. Skipping rope is also very good, i think that if you were to do 1 hour of dance dance revolution youd burn a lot of calories lol.
Sorry, lemme reitterate..

I wasn't close to gassed, I just felt i was wearing down after each of the 2 minute sets...

As for longer distances, would you recommend anything else then? Modify what I have right now?
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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actually the theory that u burn more calories if u run a longer distance at a slower pace is a common misconception.
lets say u have only a half hour to work out,
the higher the intensity that u work out at the more calories u burn, simple enough?

the above mentioned theory sounds to me like its a miscomunication of the 'fat buning zone' method which (quite factfully) states that by working at an intensity of 75% of ur max HR more of the calories u burn will come from fat, this is true. HOWEVER, i personally like to consider 'time efficiency' in my exercise program, since, like many of u I 'have a job'. i couldnt be bothered going into the maths atm, but believe me the higher the intensity u work at the better, especially in mma since u are so heavily reliant on ur anaerobic energy systems.
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actually the theory that u burn more calories if u run a longer distance at a slower pace is a common misconception.
lets say u have only a half hour to work out,
the higher the intensity that u work out at the more calories u burn, simple enough?

the above mentioned theory sounds to me like its a miscomunication of the 'fat buning zone' method which (quite factfully) states that by working at an intensity of 75% of ur max HR more of the calories u burn will come from fat, this is true. HOWEVER, i personally like to consider 'time efficiency' in my exercise program, since, like many of u I 'have a job'. i couldnt be bothered going into the maths atm, but believe me the higher the intensity u work at the better, especially in mma since u are so heavily reliant on ur anaerobic energy systems.
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Sorry, lemme reitterate..

I wasn't close to gassed, I just felt i was wearing down after each of the 2 minute sets...

As for longer distances, would you recommend anything else then? Modify what I have right now?
well im no expert so dont take my advice as gosple lol though i did try some thing new yesterday, i did some skipping for 25 min, i was absolutly drenched. I would have to run for an hour pushing to sweat that much, try giving that a shot, i mean i didnt skip for 25 min really because i wasent very good at it so i had to stop every now and then, but baisicly just try to do as much as possible really, the more you do the better your off, ofcoruse dont over do it by sending your heart rate 200, 220 + if you have anxiety running isnt a good idea, i had anxiety 4 years ago i did a run in physical education, my heart rate was 214, now i can run for 30, 40 min finish with a sprint and be at like 160-170 depends how hard and long i sprint at the end, but really give skipping a shot, if you dont have a skiping rope just get pair of dead headphones or i duno find some thin cable, skiping is amazing
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