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    I was just wondering is basketball a good enough cardio before lifting?

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    I dont see why not. I try to vary exercises as much as possible. Anything to get me sweating!
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    Oh man basketball is intense, that used to be my only cardio. It got me really really ripped up. I'm going to start swimming on days when I'm not balling (so i can heal i guess basketball makes me really sore)... this is all in like march when i plan on cutting..
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    ok thanks
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    basketball is awesome cardio. Well it's aerobic and anaerobic.

    But why before lifting? Warming up is one thing (like a 5 - 10 min walk) but intense cardio just wears you out.
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    well i lift in a football thing and before i play around with other people for a lil bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by istal View Post
    well i lift in a football thing and before i play around with other people for a lil bit

    tru, well any intense cardio before lifting negatively impacts the lifting simply because it burns a lot of glycogen and fatigue the muscles. warming up is different though, like 5 - 10 mins of power walking or light jogging will warm up the muscles and wont use a great deal of glycogen.

    if your using basketball as cardio to burn fat or gain fitness etc., i'd say do it on a different day to weightlifting. Because basketball more or less is a form of HIIT if you're playing a proper game. So you need to be fuelled for it.
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    oo thank you boyfromaus
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    basketball would be a hell of an exercise soccer would be nice too
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