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  1. 1337

    1337 Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

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    i run 1 mile as my warm up before i lift weights. someone was telling me that its counter productive.

    what does FN think about this?
     
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    GTLifter Banned

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    why would you run? is your car in the shop?
     
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    Sims.0 New Member

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    1 mile is not going to hurt you unless its at an absurdly fast pace but if its just a warm up then your fine.
     
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    if your doing any kind of upper body work, a run isn't going to do much to get the muscles you're going to use warmed up.

    a bit of cardio is good to get the heart rate but, but in general...

    dynamic stretching FTwarmupW
     
  5. evolude

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    It's fine.
     
  6. 1337

    1337 Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

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    college gym. i like to run atleast a mile. im not trying to get rip, i like the jacked look (which i am no where near it).
     
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    There is nothing wrong with it but it'll be more effective if you run windsprints after you lift. YOu'll feel like shit after it so try to do it at the end of the day.
     
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    I generally do 30 minutes of cardio before I work out, keeping my heart rate between 125-130, is this being detrimental to my muscle building?

    It's almost always on a upright bike.
     
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    depends on your goals

    if its to get bigger or stronger, you're just using up energy and won't be able to lift which will make it harder to achieve your goal.

    I prefer to keep my cardio to after lifting or non-lifting days. some like to do separate sessions (ie. cardio in morning, weigths in afternoon or vice versa) but thats pretty time intensive.
     
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    i usually run for 20min, then lift and do all taht shit, then do 30min on a eliptical, then do another 20min of running on a treadmill. Not trying to get huge. just gain some muscle, and lose my gut.
     
  11. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    Is this really a big factor?
    I always run or eliptical for 10-15 mins for warmup before stretching every gym day, even on maxes etc.

    Pur, Timber, Ceaze, etc?
     
  12. Simple

    Simple Sexy Beatch

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    :werd: there's a minitrack and I like getting blood flowing before I do warmup lifts.
     
  13. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    as long as it isn't at a fast pace
     
  14. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    thats not true.
     
  15. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    you need to raise your core temperature
     
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    I used to run a mile in 8 min or under on the treadmill before my workouts.
    It used to put me in the right mindset... of course an EC stack does the same.:o
     
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