Cardio, weight lifting and swimming conjugation

  • urhereurthere

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    Jul 30, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Hey guys! im getting back to the gym this month and id like to know if its possible and if so, whats the best way to conjugate the three practices in order to get the best out of the three of them.

    im trying to get low on fat (max low %) so that i can grow muscle afterwards.

    Im also on the paleo diet where i dont eat crap and cook all my food and control the calories i eat.

    whats your opinion on this? thanks guys icon_smile.gif

    Lenny
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    Jul 30, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    conjugate?
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    Jul 30, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidconjugate?


    Well, swimming, lifting, and running are all verbs, so I guess conjugate could work...
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    redsoxfan791 said
    Art_Deco saidconjugate?


    Well, swimming, lifting, and running are all verbs, so I guess conjugate could work...


    sorry if i wasnt born in a english speaking country. but i know my english is not that bad and i tried using a word to express the act of training the three of them, as it is written in the first and only topic i wrote.

    if theres a better word to say it, let me know.

    now if you can help me, please say something because i do not want to apply to the three things if its not gonna be any good.

    thanks!
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    Jul 31, 2012 11:39 AM GMT
    redsoxfan791 said
    Art_Deco saidconjugate?

    Well, swimming, lifting, and running are all verbs, so I guess conjugate could work...

    Perhaps "combine" or "integrate" will help give guys a better idea of what he wants, if I understand it myself.

    I used to do a somewhat similar combination myself, or a circuit if you like. First I'd do resistance training on machines, then jog 2 miles on an outdoor track, and upon return to the gym take a shower and swim some laps. The fourth step was the sauna for about 20 minutes, that helped relax my muscles and prevent stiffness. In those days I took a 2-hour lunch during which I did all this, since it was obviously time consuming. But it kept me in good shape, with a body fat of 9-10%.
  • urhereurthere

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    Jul 31, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    Thanks. That was indeed helpful icon_smile.gif
  • urhereurthere

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    Jul 31, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    And in my home country the verb conjugate is said almost the same way - conjugar -and it could be applied in the way that is did in order to express combine or the other one you said


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    Jul 31, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    That's a really good question, conjugated and otherwise.

    I consider swimming my cardio. I tend to swim three different strokes at a steady state near-sprint for 50 minutes straight, no rest. Ideally I'd swim 8-12 hours before or after lifting since I'm so taxed after lifting 5-6 days a week (plus lifting and cardio work in opposition to each other). Typically after lifting for non-swim cardio I do ten minutes of HIIT on a flat flexdeck treadmill so as not to eat into muscle gain wear down my knees and low back, i.e. 1st minute at 2.0, 2nd at 6.0, 3rd at 2.0, 4th at 6.5 all the way up to 8.0.

    I also try to throw in yoga at least twice a week but it's hard.

    I think swimming is the best overall exercise for me for the longest term - I see lots of folk sprinting in their nineties.