Cardio/Heart Rate 4 Fat Loss During Weightlifting


  • Feb 17, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    So I ran a lot over the last five years - did a lot of marathons, even a snowshoe marathon and after injuring my Achilles tendon, I tried speedwalking (looks easier than it is!). The thing is, although I still work out the way I did before, I can't run on the treadmill. My gym has a Jacob's Ladder, but I feel kind of awkward on it.

    I am interested in programs where you can utilize your time well in the weightroom - I want to keep up with my weighlifting routines but add some light weight sets to get my heart rate up. I've done a search online for workouts but they are either for beginners who literally have never stepped into a gym before, or you have to pay to access the workouts.

    If you've had success with fat shredding in the weightroom, I'd like to hear what you did. My regular routine breaks down like this: a lower body day, an upper body day that is more chest/shoulders, another lower body day, and an upper body day that is more chest/back/biceps; and repeat. I've been on the elliptical and it doesn't bother my heel as much, but 30 minutes on that thing feels like 3 hours. Help!

    Thanks....Jon.
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    Feb 17, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    Just move quickly between alternating muscle groups. For example, a set of chest, then a set of tri's, then chest, then tri's, and so forth. You may not be able to lift as much by working fast, but do not let that stop you. Do not rest to catch your breath. Do not go the the drinking fountain. Hydrate beforehand. You will not only work your heart, you will get through your strength training regimen in record time. Best, this would be considered interval cardio training, which is apparently much better for cardio than classic steady heart rate training.

    My biggest enemy to this kind of routine, other than my laziness cuz its hard, is my buddies who want to stand around and talk. Somehow one has to dodge those guys.
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    Feb 17, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    Does your gym have a pool?
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    Feb 18, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    toronto647 saidSo I ran a lot over the last five years - did a lot of marathons, even a snowshoe marathon and after injuring my Achilles tendon, I tried speedwalking (looks easier than it is!). The thing is, although I still work out the way I did before, I can't run on the treadmill. My gym has a Jacob's Ladder, but I feel kind of awkward on it.

    I am interested in programs where you can utilize your time well in the weightroom - I want to keep up with my weighlifting routines but add some light weight sets to get my heart rate up. I've done a search online for workouts but they are either for beginners who literally have never stepped into a gym before, or you have to pay to access the workouts.

    If you've had success with fat shredding in the weightroom, I'd like to hear what you did. My regular routine breaks down like this: a lower body day, an upper body day that is more chest/shoulders, another lower body day, and an upper body day that is more chest/back/biceps; and repeat. I've been on the elliptical and it doesn't bother my heel as much, but 30 minutes on that thing feels like 3 hours. Help!

    Thanks....Jon.


    HIIT is best. Circuit training, rapid cadence.