Lifted 3 hours ago how long to wait for a little cardio?

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  1. Demize

    Demize One 18 plus 3.2kw = GTFO

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    So I'm fucking bored off my ass and would like to go back to the gym for some cardio, how long should i wait?
     
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    What did you lift? What kind of cardio? If legs, you probably want to wait until tomorrow if your cardio involves mostly leg work (which most cardios involve).
     
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    Demize One 18 plus 3.2kw = GTFO

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    I did shoulders and traps, this morning. Haven't touched my legs since monday. I was thinking of maby just walking or driving :lol: the bike, light for a half hour.
     
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    Ah, I apologize. 'Low intensity' is foreign to me.
     
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    you're hardcore
     
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    That's not my point, it's just that the first thing I think of when someone says cardio is an intense workout.
     
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    It is? Have you ever been to a commercial gym? Ever seen the people on the cardio equipment?
     
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    Yeah, those are the people that will never benefit from exercise. They walk at 3 miles an hour for half an hour and expect to lose a lot of weight from that. I was talking about my own personal attitude towards cardio. When I went to a gym (now have my own home gym), there were only 2-3 people out of everyone I saw that did cardio the right way. That was a 'commercial' fitness club mostly full of people that did not look like they exercised, minus a few people.
     
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    Educate me. What's the "right" way to do cardio?
     
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    High intensity; you shouldn't be able to go for more than 25 minutes regardless of what you're doing. If you're doing 'cardio' for more than that long, you're doing something wrong and not getting the best out of it. I often talk to people that say they do an hour of cardio a day but they still don't see great results. These people will walk on the treadmill at 3.5 for 20 minutes, then go to the bike and do 60 RPMs for 20, then over the eliptical for 20 minutes at a weak level. You're better off doing one exercise very intensely for 20 minutes. You should feel like you can't do anymore.

    That's it in a nutshell.

    EDIT: Don't get me wrong, any kind of physical activity is good. But the above is what you need to get the full benefits and results of cardio.
     
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    Then why do alot of the pros do 60+ minutes of moderate "cardio" instead of high intensity, regardless of drugs?
     
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    1) They have the time to do it.
    2) Moderate cardio for professional athletes is more than likely intense cardio for average joes.
    3) Most do sport-specific exercises that can be classified as intense.

    Keep in mind the goals of professional atheletes are quite different from almost anyone not a professional or collegiate athlete.
     
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    sorry I meant pro bodybuilders, not athletes
     
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    They probably don't want to risk burning muscle, but I'm really not sure. I'm sure they have their own separate motivation. Frankly, I'd probably laugh my ass off if I saw some huge dude running 10 MPH on the treadmill.
     
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    Demize One 18 plus 3.2kw = GTFO

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    :rofl: @ cardio "expert"
     
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