Poll: when cutting, how much post workout cardio do you do?

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post workout cardio, how much do you do when cutting?

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  1. post workout cardio, how much do you do when cutting?


    when you're leaning up, how much cardio do you do post workout?


  2. 30 minutes at a minimum every time
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  3. 10 minutes before lifting, 50 after

  4. I usually do 30-45 minutes after workouts and 40-60 minutes on off days.

  5. Looks like not a lot of fans of HIIT training weighing in yet... I just go with 15 minutes of HIIT, a little lighter than my cardio only days, which I'll do a good 25 min or so. I'm just starting a cut this week with this protocol.
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  6. It depends on a lot of different variables. If I am still taking in appreciable amount of carbs and training on a 4-2 split than its 45 minutes of empty stomach cardio for 45 minutes twice a week along with 2 20 minuet HIIT sessions following smaller muscle group days.

    Currently now that I am doing a CKD and need to be careful its 1 45 minute empty stomach session after the carb up, then I either jump rope in between sets on the next two lifting days (so effectively HIIT) or I just do 20 minutes of 65% max hr after. Then the two days after that I do 30 minuet emtpy stomach.

    I can't vote for anything because its to narrow to cover everything I like to employ. IMO its all about variation when employing cardio into a fat loss regimen.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by GuitarHero View Post
    Looks like not a lot of fans of HIIT training weighing in yet... I just go with 15 minutes of HIIT, a little lighter than my cardio only days, which I'll do a good 25 min or so. I'm just starting a cut this week with this protocol.
    I go with ten minutes right now but I'm sweating pretty good at the end.Not out of breath too bad though.No worse than after heavy intense sq's or deads anyways.I will slowly bump this up but I still haven't been consistent with three days a week of ten minutes yet.

  8. I have been sticking with 30 minutes post workout, and 1 hour on off days

  9. alot after gym 30min
    then again at around 5;30pm another 45min

  10. ~25 min 2x week after a high volume session

  11. I currently do 45-50 minutes on the treadmill of fast walking on moderate incline 4-5 times a week, first thing in the morning. This is separate from my RT training, however.

    I just started to add in some HIIT after workouts and the end of my walking.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger1 View Post
    30 minutes at a minimum every time
    I agree totally... 30 minutes is a must!!!

  13. My best results came from 30-60min postworkout cardio sessions. I just started 30min post w/o this week
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  14. Ya'll think you got it bad?I just upped my 10 minutes to 10.5 minutes!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by pantera101 View Post
    Ya'll think you got it bad?I just upped my 10 minutes to 10.5 minutes!
    HAHA. Yea I know upping cardio blows for the first few weeks. 2day I was just listening to my music watching TV then looked down and saw I was at 24 min so I think it's time to bump.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    HAHA. Yea I know upping cardio blows for the first few weeks. 2day I was just listening to my music watching TV then looked down and saw I was at 24 min so I think it's time to bump.
    I dread my ten minutes.Today was the same way though,I got close to ten and wanted to keep going so I just went another half a minute.I'm upping it slowly this time instead of just jumping right into 30 minutes or whatever.I'm also doing much higher intensity as opposed to the fast walk so many do.I don't see how that can do a single thing for me when I build fences and still have more fat then I want.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by pantera101 View Post
    I dread my ten minutes.Today was the same way though,I got close to ten and wanted to keep going so I just went another half a minute.I'm upping it slowly this time instead of just jumping right into 30 minutes or whatever.I'm also doing much higher intensity as opposed to the fast walk so many do.I don't see how that can do a single thing for me when I build fences and still have more fat then I want.
    I walk and I am the most unmotivated person in the world when it comes to running. In high school I was doing high intesity cardio and I was real lean but lost a good amount of LBM. Only plus from it was I could run around a 5min mile.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    I walk and I am the most unmotivated person in the world when it comes to running. In high school I was doing high intesity cardio and I was real lean but lost a good amount of LBM. Only plus from it was I could run around a 5min mile.
    I just use a bike.Thats why I don't do a whole lot cause I don't want to loose muscle and also why I'm upping it slowly.I'm kind of following the HIIT cardio but with less time.I believe they suggest 18 minutes.I haven't increased intensity with each session either.I'll be sweating pretty good at the end of the 10 minutes though.I'll just up it when I feel like I'm not making any progress.Same with the way I'm eating.It will be less only when I feel I have stalled.I'm not forcing anything this time.I tried that once and lost 13lbs in 13 days with 30 minutes of low intensity cardio and much less carbs than usual.

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  20. Interesting question. Personally, I've NEVER done post-resistance training cardio. And when cutting, I DON'T do any more cardio than I would when bulking! Stick to 5-6 days a week of 1 x 20-30 minutes cardio (at least 3 HIIT sessions; and the rest (usually 30 min MAX) whatever I feel like doing on that day, but generally at an intensity always higher than 80% est. HRmax) pretty much all year round. Cardio is pretty overrated, since diet and resistance training can do most of the cutting for you!
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    Interesting question. Personally, I've NEVER done post-resistance training cardio. And when cutting, I DON'T do any more cardio than I would when bulking! Stick to 5-6 days a week of 1 x 20-30 minutes cardio (at least 3 HIIT sessions; and the rest (usually 30 min MAX) whatever I feel like doing on that day, but generally at an intensity always higher than 80% est. HRmax) pretty much all year round. Cardio is pretty overrated, since diet and resistance training can do most of the cutting for you!
    But it's done wonders for my BP.I love it that so many do the high intensity cardio.I build fences and I don't see what a moderate pace for 30 minutes will do when I basically do that and more sometimes for 30-60 hrs a week.

  22. 30 mins. Treadmill on the max incline. Alternating speeds in the 3 mph range (slow down by 1 mph - alternate every minute).

  23. It depends on my conditioning and how far out..... I get up to 2 hours of cardio aday. 1 hour of this after weights......

  24. i usually do 5-10 min of cardio before workout just to get the blood flowing and go in the gym pumped up and ready to go with a little sweat on my back. afterwards i do around 20-25 minutes of running. usually 3 miles straight so averaging a good pace. i like to get the job done quickly because i get bored when it takes over 40 minutes

  25. I used to do 30 minutes of fast walking on the tredmill, but recently i have been Sprinting a mile followed by fast walking a half mile and have been seeing better results.

  26. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to cardio. I just find it too boring.....BUT I have to do it now. I'm trying to get to single figure bodyfat in 4 months. Currently around 20% but once i put my mind into something i am very disciplined so i'm hoping to get some nice abs this year.

    The only time i can do cardio is after my weights which is 4 days a week. Nutrition for weights is pretty easy for me but what about when cutting and doing cardio after weights?

    Can anyone educate me a little in this area?

    Jag

  27. I'd like to change my vote. Back april when I originally posted i was going cardio every session. During my latest cut (late august-current) I have yet to do any cardio. Results are about the same.

  28. 30 min in the morning, 30 min post workout. This way I attack fat stores the majority of the time. I like to do a 10% incline at 3.5-4mph for 3 min than 1 min at 6.5mph at 10% incline. I tend to burn alot of calories this way and have noticed a better effect in cutting esp. plus its not as boring as a simple jogging pace on a flat incline.

  29. I do 30min after lifting 3 times a week. Usually run at 6-7mph on the treadmill or use the stair stepper. Then on sat/sun I go for a long run around 5 miles. It depends on the body type, personally I have never had any problems loosing weight.

  30. i wait 4-6 hours before doing my cardio after weight lifting sessions.
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