Low intensity cardio is a complete waste of time

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  1. JeremyD

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    This is my opinion.



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  2. Frank Dux

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    Disagree. It still works, maybe not as well high intensity cardio but it has it's place. Not everyone can perform high intensity cardio (obese & old people). It still burns calories and will help shed weight and fat.

    "Complete waste of time" is taking it too far.
     
  3. evolude

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    Isn't this what you have been doing for the last 3-4 years?

    I do enjoy the pain after 80-90% effort, 200 meters though.
     
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    the calorie counter on the eliptical begs to differ.

    i have no opinion on this matter.
     
  5. Frank Dux

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    I've gotten sub 10 basically doing low intensity cardio + diet.... doing 2-3 mile jogs.

    Told myself I wanted to go out to a track and do some sprints this time around though.

    Would like to hear other peoples opinion? Preferably non-twinks.
     
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    Intensity can be increased without increasing speed.
     
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    I will concede that. If your general health won't allow you to do anything else, low intensity is better than nothing.
     
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    AHA!!!! YES!



    With the exception is this past year. Which is why my stance on cardio has changed.
     
  9. Frank Dux

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    Jeremy.. can you describe exactly what a cardio session looks like for you now?
     
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    Do you know your Max VO2 value?

    He might have a log here.
     
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    This might interest you.

    The effects of anabolic steroids on physical performance... In studies showing beneficial effects, body weight increased by an average of about four pounds, lean body weight by about six pounds (fat loss accounts for the discrepancy between gains in lean mass and body weight), bench press increased by about 15 pounds, and squats by about 30 pounds (these values represent the average gains for all studies showing a beneficial effect). Almost all studies have failed to demonstrate a beneficial effect on maximal oxygen consumption or endurance capacity...
     
  12. evolude

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    :rofl:
     
  13. smb is me

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    I got below 7% bf based solely on
    lifting hard
    low carb diet (obviously below maintenance)
    LISS

    Takes about 20 mins before you start to burn off stored energy (stored fat). So one 40 min session would do you more good then two 20 min sessions (i'm inferring.)

    + its supposed to be beneficial for retaining muscle mass while losing fat, WHEN ON A LOW CARB DIET.

    tho when it warms up, i want to try some HIIT this time around.
     
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    low intensity steady state (cardio)
     
  16. evolude

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    What percentage would you say was done first thing in the morning?
     
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    95%

    on empty stomach. Since then i have read a few articles that state that fasted cardio (while great for most) has no real benefit for low carb diets.....since the idea is, you are doing your cardio before you consume carbs which your body will choose to burn for fuel.

    i've also read articles saying no matter what fasted cardio is where its at.
    and articles saying fasted cardio is stupid and you should never do it.
    and articles saying LISS is shit and worthless.
    and articles saying HIIT is pointless, and the statistical data is misleading.

    gotta love hte internets.
     
  18. evolude

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    It definitely works.

    Don't think BB pro dvd's would just fill 10 minutes of LISS for the hell of it.
     
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    Hitt is catabolic on low cab diets
     
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    Your body isn't this black and white. You're always in the process of building and breaking down. All activities consumes some amount of fat, sugar, and protein. Diet, determines exactly how much of what.
     
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    Got more info on this?
     
  22. Frank Dux

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    Some of you dudes crack me up. I think most everyone on this forum would take a shot in the ass if they knew the gear was legit and the person injecting had experience.
     
  23. evolude

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    I believe you didn't do gear Alex.

    :hug:
     
  24. smb is me

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    I wouldn't DUX, but i'm i've got no misplaced hate for anyone that has or would.

    personally, i'm losing my hair fast enough as it is, and man-boobs seems to run in my family (thank god i didn't get them).

    IMO the risks outweigh the rewards. But to anyone who feels the rewards outweigh the risks, more power to them.

    of course its not. But i was painting it with broad strokes. Trying to type out a 1 paragraph response, not write a book on the interconnectivity of the body and its myriad functionalities.
     
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    I've always gotten my best results mixing to two up.

    Usually 20-30min on an elliptical/light job/fast pace walk and then finish that out with some sprints and intense jump rope.
     
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