Would an 8-10 min mile 'warmup' compromise your workout?

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    Or does it just depend on your conditioning?
    Never seem to have the motivation to do it after my workouts...
     
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    try it and find out:)
     
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    It would all depend on your conditioning. If you want to optimize your endurance and workout you should propoably split them up though if possible by running in the morning or something.
     
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    I already do it most days. I warmup with a walk at 3-3.5mph for 4-5 min and then crank it up to 7.5-8.0 mph for 4-8 min depending on how I feel.
    While I don't notice too much difference between days I do it or don't... could still be a factor.
    Maybe I should re-word and say... compromising my gains.
     
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    Are you doing this for the 10 miles you run?
     
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    Partly. On cardio days, like today and tommorow, I try to get in 3miles in 30min of interval.
     
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    I don't usually find cardio before lifting to compromise my efforts, if it's not incredibly long duration.
     
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    that seams to be a work out in its self?
     
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    While I agree... on the other hand...a 6 min mile would definitely be more taxing than a 20min mile.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    So true. When I get back from running my 3 miles really fast I feel like I can't even move when I'm done...granted I've only been running less than month, but still.

    When I move at a slower pace I still have a lot of energy when I'm done.
     
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    How fast do you usually do 3 miles in?
    I'm going to gradually cut the time though when I start cutting my calories, I'm going to just walking again.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    I'm running like 12 minute miles right now. I'm getting faster everyday though which is nice.
     
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    :bigthumb:
     
  14. i am cutting right now, but even when i am not, i always do at least 10-15 min before i work out @ around 8 min. mile pace on treadmill. not saying i am a know all about anything, but this works for me and what i am wanting to accomplish. it gets my heart rate up, and i stretch between lifts instead of just waiting. i seem to get the most out of my time.

    also, it has been shown, that raising you heart rate at the very beginning of your workout maximizes caloric burn. great for cutting. i guess also the goal of hiit.

    i am cutting now, and have slowed the pace a bit, but doing about 25- 30 min on that eliptical thing.

    in short... cardio before a workout helps me, and gets me ready. already have a sweat going, heart rate up, i stretch, and lift. works for me!!!
     
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    I've tried putting 10-15 minutes of lower effort cardio ahead of my workout and I don't like it at all.

    I hate starting my lifting all sweaty and I just feel weak the whole time. I guess that's just my personal preference.
     
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    i biked to the gym the other day, and it took about 8 minutes. not enough to get my heart racing, but definitely got the blood flowing. felt good
     
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    Honestly, with you being in the shape and bodyfat level that you are in, I'd still do the cardio afterwards, that way you will lift @100% and if you skipped cardio....it's not a huge deal, especially for you
     
  18. Bruised Lee

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    8 min miles before i lift hasn't compromised my work out i don't think. but nowa days i like running after i lift (except leg days)
     
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    fuck that. it fucks me up if i do it before i work out.

    if anything...i'll come back later in the day (if i work out in the AM) and run then
     
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