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Old 10-01-2007, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so, I recently quit smoking so I can focus on training and getting in good enough shape to fight. Does anyone have an idea that would help me give my cardio a boost pretty quick so I won't gas as quickly and can actually be prepared to step into a fight and know I'm ready to go however many rounds I need to? I know it's going to be a process and not happen over night but I gotta do something. I can barely make 3 laps around my block without almost hyperventilating now. Haha. Any ideas to help me get a boost quicker than the pace I'm moving now would be great. Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run for 10 minutes non stop, then add a minute every single day until you get to 30 minutes, then start mixing it up with sprints, hiit, BW circuits, and uphill running.
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any kind of interval training will help.

i would add some plyometrics/jump rope intervals so you work different muscles some of the time. also the plyo will help yr overall power

stretching after cardio is just as important as stretching before, b/c it supposedly helps muscle recovery
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any kind of interval training will help.

i would add some plyometrics/jump rope intervals so you work different muscles some of the time. also the plyo will help yr overall power

stretching after cardio is just as important as stretching before, b/c it supposedly helps muscle recovery
Not to mention it just feels soo damn good to stretch after a workout.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome. Thanks guys. I appreciate all the input. I'm gonna give all this a shot to really work my heart and get it beating right. It took me getting serious about quitting and actually trying to run some that made me realize what smoking had done to me. Hopefully all this will put me on a really fast track to getting where I wanna be. Thanks again guys.
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you wont see any cardio gains unless you find your target heart rate and maintain it for about 20-30min. doing this will gradually build your cardio. you dont necessarily have to run. you can do it by jumping rope, biking, etc.

heres a link that will help you calculate your target HR.

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