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luger0 05-23-2010 12:55 AM

Cardio?
 
I know this is a loaded question but what are some of the best ways to increase your cardio?

I hear run sprints & long-distance.

I hear various other things but what would be an overall plan that allows you to remain in a state where you're not gassed after the 1st,2nd or 3rd round?

I have one idea, but it'll be quite hard to tackle.

When I have a friend helping me he spots the heavy bag and acts as a corner-man giving me pointers on what combos should be coming and so-forth.. I call this spotted bag work.

I do at least one of these days a week right now the last one I did I went fight-pace for 10 5-minute periods with a minute to rest and get some water.

I've done 4-sessions so far. Ideally I want to work up to 5-sessions/weekly for 4-hours each session for the 1st 2 weeks of the 10th or 12th month of my training so I can have as much cardio as I can, while I look for an amateur fight.

Would this be a good way to build up cardio, if it isn't what would you suggest?

Tyson2011 05-23-2010 01:11 AM

HIIT is the way to go imo, works better than anything i've tried.

bag work is fine and dandy but you're better off sparring with a live partner, a bag doesnt hit back.

luger0 05-23-2010 01:12 AM

what exactly is HIIT?

junamyrs 05-25-2010 07:35 AM

HIIT is the abbreviated form for High Intensity Interval Training. This is a training procedure wherein you burn more calories in a shorter period of time. Here you work out on any of the cardio for a specific interval at a very high intensity, after you reach your maximum capacity stop doing and rest for about a minute of two before you start the process again. The shorter you take to revive yourself the better is your capacity. Hope that this does provide a brief preview about HIIT.

ZENKI1 05-25-2010 08:21 PM

On another note for cardio.. I like to sprint hills. Some tread mills high dollar ones have a nice program for it . But if ya dont have access find a steep ass hill and sprint it jog back down and sprint it again. Your rest is your jog. do this for 20 mins straight .

luger0 05-25-2010 09:41 PM

Hey ZENKI1, I am in luck I am surrounded by steep-hills within a 25-mile radius of the home.

I am also in luck, back in Highschool I was on the cross-country team. In that respect I have the capability to torture myself with long runs that exceed 8-miles.

I plan on buying a 40-pound vest sooner or later, this will be brutal but I remember as a runner my legs were incrediably strong.

ZENKI1 05-25-2010 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by luger0 (Post 1189684)
Hey ZENKI1, I am in luck I am surrounded by steep-hills within a 25-mile radius of the home.

I am also in luck, back in Highschool I was on the cross-country team. In that respect I have the capability to torture myself with long runs that exceed 8-miles.

I plan on buying a 40-pound vest sooner or later, this will be brutal but I remember as a runner my legs were incrediably strong.

Honestly I hate running lol.. Thats why I sprint hills .. Its like cheating my runs lol..


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