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    Cardio After Weights...


    I hate losing my pump!


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    how much cardio are you doing after your w/o?

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    Suck it up fatty . 20 minutes of cardio does wonders after a workout.
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    I am doing 30 min after EVERY workout at about 3.0-3.3 at 15% incline.....uhggggg rough!!!
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    just 15-20 min. Starting the recomp on Monday!

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    The pump has to subside sooner or later,

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    deal with it

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    I lost 50 pounds doing cardio BEFORE my weight workouts.

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    I like cardio after, it gives me a chance to fee like I burn calories, I don't feel that as much as I'm lifting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chargerfball25 View Post
    I am doing 30 min after EVERY workout at about 3.0-3.3 at 15% incline.....uhggggg rough!!!
    I've read a lot of posts of others doing this after workouts... ie walking at HIGH incline??? I dont know how long my calves would hold out on this... but... where does it get your heart rate?

    I was thinking more light jogging / cycling to get into the 60% MHR range

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    I feel ya bro, i can literaly feel my pump leave, but i suck it up for teh sekcynezzz
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    Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    I've read a lot of posts of others doing this after workouts... ie walking at HIGH incline??? I dont know how long my calves would hold out on this... but... where does it get your heart rate?

    I was thinking more light jogging / cycling to get into the 60% MHR range
    I don't work my calves directly so this helps them for me but honestly I never feel them fatigue quickly or anything. In 30 min I burn around 400+ kcals at 3.0-3.2 and my heart rate is usually in the 60-70% range. It doesn't seem hard but you are sweating like crazy after.


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    I will take my post w/o drink after i'm done lifting and the go on the treadmill for 7-10 minutes at close to this 3.0-3.3 at 15% incline and i get a good sweat in that short period of time, although lately i have not been doing this b/c my workouts are taking longer with my partner and I'm sad to say that I'm putting on weight in the wrong places!

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    i just do straight HITT after my weights that way only takes about 15min I keep my HR at approx 80-85% max and I'm still pumped when i'm done.

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    I feel like doing cardio after weights does more, because all of your muscle fibers are activated. Also, it takes something like 15-18 minutes of cardio to even get to the point where you are burning fat. I feel like weights gets that out of the way and I can get to the fat burning!

    Whoever said that the pump has to subside sooner or later is right. I have never been one to hold my pump for very long anyway.

    I like to start my workout with 5 min of walking on incline. Gets me warmed up. I do know a guy who gets up in the morning and does 20 min of fasted walking on incline. He says it make a world of difference when cutting.

    I feel like doing any other time besides cutting might be a quick way to waste away muscle mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedup View Post
    i just do straight HITT after my weights that way only takes about 15min I keep my HR at approx 80-85% max and I'm still pumped when i'm done.

    Amen...im at 20 mins of HIIT...its great when ur done with ur workout.....makes u wanna die, but u look great

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    would anyone have a link to an article that cites studies re: cardio after weight-lifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexterford View Post
    would anyone have a link to an article that cites studies re: cardio after weight-lifting?
    Not I. Google it I guess. The majority here seems to think it is beneficial as far as burning fat goes. You can check it out for yourself though... If you do happen to find a good one, post it up!

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    One thing that nobody ever mentions is the fat burning your doing when OFF the treadmill. You burn more fat throughout the day in a rested like state. With that said, I'm of the mindset that the absolute best thing to do is HIIT for 10-12 minutes after weights. Run your hardest/fastest and suck it up. You'll get your heart rate up and throughout the day burn more fat.
    I just don't see how a 3.0-3.5mph walk, even incline is going to have that great an effect as compared to HIIT. Keep in mind all, you burn more fat off the treadmill then on. Now go run and get that heart rate up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdgrwl View Post
    One thing that nobody ever mentions is the fat burning your doing when OFF the treadmill. You burn more fat throughout the day in a rested like state. With that said, I'm of the mindset that the absolute best thing to do is HIIT for 10-12 minutes after weights. Run your hardest/fastest and suck it up. You'll get your heart rate up and throughout the day burn more fat.
    I just don't see how a 3.0-3.5mph walk, even incline is going to have that great an effect as compared to HIIT. Keep in mind all, you burn more fat off the treadmill then on. Now go run and get that heart rate up!
    Walking on incline is HARD! I know a guy, and that is all the cardio he does. He competes, and diets down to about 3-4% for shows. I have done it in the past and can attest that it is more difficult than you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdgrwl View Post
    You burn more fat...... Now go run and get that heart rate up!
    You WILL burn muscle doing HIIT if you are dieting and are severly calorie restricted. If you're on no carbs... forget about it. HIIT is asking for trouble in my opinion, UNLESS you are solely looking for fat burning effects and do not mind some muscle mass loss.

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    [QUOTE=Aggravated;1773558]Also, it takes something like 15-18 minutes of cardio to even get to the point where you are burning fat. QUOTE]

    Proof? as i have read you are always using fat/carb/protien for energy

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    [QUOTE=Dyou;1777369]
    Quote Originally Posted by Aggravated View Post
    Also, it takes something like 15-18 minutes of cardio to even get to the point where you are burning fat. QUOTE]

    Proof? as i have read you are always using fat/carb/protien for energy
    See the last page of http://www.stpatricks.qld.edu.au/sit...20ACTIVITY.doc

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    **** bro...jump rope for 5 X 3 min rounds... you wanna get some HITT training...you jump rope with weighted handles for 5 X 3 min round and you can get your heart rate up fast. To really turn it up go full on the last 30 sec of each round. I gaurentee by round 5 you'll be sweating balls.

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    I know I'm going to get flamed for this post, but I have to say it's a bit strange hearing 7 min treadmill sessions refered to as cardio.

    Do you do longer cardio on off days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampage jackson View Post
    Suck it up fatty . 20 minutes of cardio does wonders after a workout.

    haha 20 for you. but 20 did nothing for me. once i did 40, it was night/day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyou View Post
    links not working for me
    It's a file, you have to wait for the pop-up, then choose to save or open.

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    Eh, I have started it. Been on Havoc though and I think that has helped me prevent a lot of fat gain. 15 - 25 min usually......I use the arc machine. I love that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice02 View Post
    Eh, I have started it. Been on Havoc though and I think that has helped me prevent a lot of fat gain. 15 - 25 min usually......I use the arc machine. I love that thing.
    Yeah I either use that or the elyptical (however you spell it). Depends on how close to leg day it is! :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggravated View Post
    Walking on incline is HARD! I know a guy, and that is all the cardio he does. He competes, and diets down to about 3-4% for shows. I have done it in the past and can attest that it is more difficult than you think.
    hard? sure? harder then sprinting your all out for 1 minute, with 1 minute at 5mph jog, then 1 minute all out sprint, continued for 12-15 minutes... yeah, uh, no. no comparrison.

    walking is for people that don't want o man up and sprint at 11/12mph for a minute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderbeast View Post
    You WILL burn muscle doing HIIT if you are dieting and are severly calorie restricted. If you're on no carbs... forget about it. HIIT is asking for trouble in my opinion, UNLESS you are solely looking for fat burning effects and do not mind some muscle mass loss.
    thats why you only do it for 10-15 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdgrwl View Post
    hard? sure? harder then sprinting your all out for 1 minute, with 1 minute at 5mph jog, then 1 minute all out sprint, continued for 12-15 minutes... yeah, uh, no. no comparrison.

    walking is for people that don't want o man up and sprint at 11/12mph for a minute

    as if... maybe the treadmills you have dont go up on high inclines.. that... and a fast enough speed, give it time, walk properly (yes u can cheat) and your calves will burn like ****... its not that easy

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    has anyone ever used a stepmill after?

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    I have to say: if you can't do at least 20-30 min at about heart rate 160 then as much muscle you may have, you are a *****. Whether you are doing fasted cardio, or normal cardio before or after your weight session, it only takes dealing with the boredom and that's it. Ellipticals and treadmills and the such are not "hard" compared to say benching 225 8 times. Suck it up men, it is good for you.

    If you can barely walk at 3.5 mph at even the highest incline for 30-45 min then you need to shape up. Yes it will get your sweat on, but jesus it is not all about slinging some iron and then sitting down and reading a magazine between sets.

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    I don't do the same "quick cardio" after lifting, some days I do elliptical, some are incline treadmill, and others are stationary bike. Sometimes I don't use any machines and pop in my P90X cardio or plyometrics DVD. Sometimes my cardio is fasted in the morning, sometimes after lifting, it all depends on my schedule for the day and how I feel.

    I don't have any scientific proof about one being better than the other. I think so long as you're doing something about your body fat (if that is the reason for the cardio) the scale and mirror will tell you if it is working or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyders View Post
    I have to say: if you can't do at least 20-30 min at about heart rate 160 then as much muscle you may have, you are a *****. Whether you are doing fasted cardio, or normal cardio before or after your weight session, it only takes dealing with the boredom and that's it. Ellipticals and treadmills and the such are not "hard" compared to say benching 225 8 times. Suck it up men, it is good for you.

    If you can barely walk at 3.5 mph at even the highest incline for 30-45 min then you need to shape up. Yes it will get your sweat on, but jesus it is not all about slinging some iron and then sitting down and reading a magazine between sets.
    Amen brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    as if... maybe the treadmills you have dont go up on high inclines.. that... and a fast enough speed, give it time, walk properly (yes u can cheat) and your calves will burn like ****... its not that easy
    ...yeah, but are we getting on a treadmill for cardio... for getting our heart rate up and burning fat... or are we looking for calve developement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdgrwl View Post
    ...yeah, but are we getting on a treadmill for cardio... for getting our heart rate up and burning fat... or are we looking for calve developement?

    walking on a incline can give you a great cardio workout, and can really help burn fat and keep you in ketosis. Long distance running can knock you out of it. Its obvious you've never done it long enough to see the great results you can get from it.

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