How much cardio do you do?

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  1. JP®

    JP® New Member

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    Recently, ive started doing 20 minutes after my weight training each day in the gym..
    Am I doing enough? Im trying to cut a bit, and didnt know what the standard amount was, if there is one.. So basically, im doing about 2 hours a week.
     
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    2 hours a week should be plenty. make sure you hit the weights hard though.

    you MAY want to consider spliting up cardio and lifting into different days.
     
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    Im not worried about becoming catabolic, ive taken appropriate measures.
    Its easier for me to do my ardio after my lifting, as I have set time aside from it.. Theres 2-3 days a week that I cannot go to the gym, for cardio or lifting, so this just works best.
     
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    This may be a load of crap but I've been told it takes about 20minutes for your body to start burning fat. If you're doing it after a weight lifting session this will be alot less but you might want to up the time.
     
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    You can't run a few miles outside on those 2 or 3 days??
     
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    I think I've heard that is a myth :dunno: not sure.
     
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    Nope, im completely occupied for those few nights.
    My children come visit me 2-3 over nights a week, and I really dont want to waste quality time with them. My little guy is 3, and my girl is 9. Pretty impressionable ages for both, so I spend as much time as possible with them.
     
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    Something else I was wondering the other day, during my cardio...

    Does cardio VASCULAR excercise improve your vascularity? Dumb question, but ive never seen it asked before.
     
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    I run between 15 to 20 miles a week. I run hard compared to most. My 3 mile time yesterday was 18:38.
     
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    thats 6 min 13sec mile

    shit thats fast.
     
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    im an ectomorph..
     
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    Jump rope and bag work a few times a week
     
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    Theres something ive never thought about doing.. Jump rope in my garage after they go to bed.
     
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    how about buying a treadmill if you have room in the house.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    20 minutes, at a moderate intense rate 3-4 times is plenty to cut up some. As for losing muscle :rofl: :rofl: Jp I wouldnt worry about that
     
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    20 minutes 2 times a week, plus all the walking i do on campus
     
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    depends on the week of my session.

    This week I'll do:
    25/e
    25
    20/tempo
    and then 4 miles this Saturday.
     
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    I figure ive got that covered, and covered well.
    I was thinking 20 minutes at the end of my weight training each weight day will still only put me at an hour and 10 minutes a day, even less now that my training partner is unable to attend due to loosing his liscence.
     
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    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    as much as fat purevl makes me do
     
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    How much is that?
     
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    2 hours at an intense pace 3-5 times a week
     
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    I dont know if it is considered cardio, but I walk about 6 - 7 miles daily here walking to class and back a few times.
     
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    right now 45min 4x/wk
     
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    2 hours without a break? 3 - 5 times a week?

    How many cals a day do you eat?
     
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    5 days a week on the eliptical machine, I don't go for a set amount of time, I go until i've burned 500 calories, which usually takes about 30-32 minutes at an intense pace.
     
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