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Old 02-20-2003, 06:01 PM
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Default Cardio anyone?

I realized after I started lifting that I really despise cardio. I can't stand doing it, but I do know that I need to do it. Is swimming laps better than running/speed walking? Also, I drink my water with lemon juice in it, is this bad for me? I just can't seem to drink plain water and still drink the amount that is needed.

Old 02-20-2003, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Cardio anyone?

Cardio is awesome if you do it on an elliptical trainer do you have access to one fo those? if so just give it a try. or bring music with you on a run. and running laps is good for you because it takes all of the stress off of your joints which is always a good thing.
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Old 02-20-2003, 06:26 PM
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Swimming works your body all over (all muscles), I would prefer swimming! I personally dropped my cardio (2 weeks now) to see if I get better gains (muscles).

Also, I really dont't think that adding lemon juice does anything other than add Vitamin C and flavor [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Old 02-20-2003, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Cardio anyone?

I find it very boring so I don't do it.

I *used* to do it; I did lots of aerobic classes before I started lifting (last March). I did the BFL program so always did the 20 minute intervals, which actually weren't too awful on the elliptical or stepmill.

But in June I started BodyRX, which doesn't require cardio, just a 4 day split. I managed to lose 12 pounds and almost an equal percentage of BF without *any* cardio. I've since tweaked the program quite a bit but still do fine without cardio. I'm not saying no one should do any, but I feel it's highly overrated. And I am pretty happy just spending 4 mornings at the gym.
Old 02-21-2003, 12:59 AM
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Default Re: Cardio anyone?

I agree with you, I find cardio very boring now. And the sad thing is I used to be a distance swimmer. Cardio and endurance used huge part of my life. However, I still find if I want to do a little bit of cardio the easiest thing for me is swimming. I never realized until I quit how many muscles it really works, and how great of a workout it can really be.
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