What's The Best Type Of Cardio

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    Jul 21, 2014 3:24 AM GMT
    The original intention of this thread didn't go so well icon_lol.gif

    So, I'll ask another question. What is the best type of cardio to do in your opinion? and why?

    Interval Training?
    Uphill running?
    Sports-based cardio?
    Low Intensity, High Intensity?
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    Jul 21, 2014 2:23 PM GMT
    maybe harsh:
    the most effective way to loose weight is to control what you put in your face. dont punish your self.
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    Jul 21, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    pellaz saiddont punish your self.

    Not being able to eat a KFC 3 piece meal, original recipe, all thighs, would be harsh punishment for me. icon_twisted.gif

    (To be honest I only have one about every 3 or 4 months.)
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    Jul 21, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    pellaz saidmaybe harsh:
    the most effective way to loose weight is to control what you put in your face. dont punish your self.


    As mentioned i eat the same amount of calories each day. And i eat healthy everyday (except Friday) as well. There's no punishment going onicon_smile.gif besides, this thread is just for fun. To see how many calories someones lost in one day at the gym. I'm generally curious.
  • buddycat

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    Jul 21, 2014 6:26 PM GMT
    I run everyday, those indoor cardio machines are dull. It is true, easier not to eat it than measure how many calories you burn. It is so much effort to burn a fattening food on those things. I splurge sometimes though and my weight will go up a pound but it goes back down. I am thinking the same thing will happen with my waist measurement since your stomach expands. Sometimes I get really hungry but nobody gets fat overeating mostly lettuce and celery.
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    Jul 21, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
    Those stair masters seem to make people fatter.
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    Jul 21, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThose stair masters seem to make people fatter.


    Yes, I was fat when I used those types of machines. It is obvious people use them and think they can eat what they want. It takes too many stairs to burn off a fattening diet. I just run and watch my diet and my love handles can be pulled up to my chest and pulled out which is obviously just loose skin. I have a stationary bike at home and that is boring even while watching TV.
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThose stair masters seem to make people fatter.


    It might have something to do with the fact that so many people use the machine with a death-grip on the handlebars, keeping the majority of their body weight off their legs and onto their arms. That won't get you anywhere.
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    Jul 22, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    Technically, no calories are lost. The law of conservation of energy value is simply transmogrified from the body to the machine and then to heat, which warms the the earth, is taken up into the plants and animals, and is reintroduced into the body as a sandwich or some other kind of yummy.

    I like the StareMaster too. It's a good warmup for the legs.
  • buddycat

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    Jul 22, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    Try jogging and running as fast as you can a few times for like 25 meters or so. That burns a ton of calories.
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    Jul 22, 2014 6:59 AM GMT
    lifeduringwartime23 saidI'm currently on a cut! i lift 5-6 days a week. And do cardio 4 times a week. Not including the cardio i get from football and basketball. Today i felt like going hard on the stair master (My favorite cardio machine at the gym)

    So far 2023 is my max on the stair master. I count how many calories i lose on any cardio machine. Also make sure to eat the same amount of calories each day. I'm gonna need quite a few after this icon_lol.gif

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    What's the maximum amount you've lost on the stair master? or on any cardio machine at all int he gym? icon_smile.gif



    The clue is in the picture?
    9 and half miles in 44 min?

    My best time for hill running 10km (8 miles?) is 42 mins
    calories 800.
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    Jul 22, 2014 7:16 AM GMT
    eastlondonguy said
    lifeduringwartime23 saidI'm currently on a cut! i lift 5-6 days a week. And do cardio 4 times a week. Not including the cardio i get from football and basketball. Today i felt like going hard on the stair master (My favorite cardio machine at the gym)

    So far 2023 is my max on the stair master. I count how many calories i lose on any cardio machine. Also make sure to eat the same amount of calories each day. I'm gonna need quite a few after this icon_lol.gif

    10517522_10152558057711063_8339156703284

    What's the maximum amount you've lost on the stair master? or on any cardio machine at all int he gym? icon_smile.gif



    The clue is in the picture?
    9 and half miles in 44 min?

    My best time for hill running 10km (8 miles?) is 42 mins
    calories 800.


    this was actually 134 minutes. it goes to 90 minutes, then starts over again.
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    Jul 22, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    Anyways this was just a fun thread. But it's been completely turned around now icon_lol.gif i go jogging a few times a week. 3 miles in 19 minutes (which is a huge improvement over what it was a few months ago) I also play football, basketball, and go hiking. the stair master is a great workout i like to do a few times a week too.

    In fact so many people on her and bodybuilding.com claim it's the best cardio you can get in the gym. now y'all tell me it makes you fat... there's no pleasing some peopleicon_lol.gif
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    Jul 22, 2014 7:30 AM GMT
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    Alpha13 saidThose stair masters seem to make people fatter.


    Yes, I was fat when I used those types of machines. It is obvious people use them and think they can eat what they want. It takes too many stairs to burn off a fattening diet. I just run and watch my diet and my love handles can be pulled up to my chest and pulled out which is obviously just loose skin. I have a stationary bike at home and that is boring even while watching TV.


    Maybe they aren't exercising, what they are actually doing is watching TV. In the process they are burning muscle to make fat.
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    Jul 22, 2014 7:32 AM GMT
    Probably better to get a heart rate monitor & track your calories burned using the HRM. At least the HRM should be more accurate for calorie counting because you can put your age, sex & wt, as opposed to just age & weight, plus if set correctly the HRM will also. Having the VO2 max set correctly will let the heart rate monitor know what your own personal level of exertion is & thereby predict the calories more accurately.
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    Jul 22, 2014 7:36 AM GMT
    eastlondonguy saidProbably better to get a heart rate monitor & track your calories burned using the HRM. At least the HRM should be more accurate for calorie counting because you can put your age, sex & wt, as opposed to just age & weight, plus if set correctly the HRM will also. Having the VO2 max set correctly will let the heart rate monitor know what your own personal level of exertion is & thereby predict the calories more accurately.


    It's funny you mention that! i actually just bought one off Amazon last week. I was getting that and a few supplements online. I'm actually pretty excited to try it out icon_smile.gif i do really want to track the calories i lose on runs. Especially since i eat low calories in a day and don't wanna lose too much.

    This is the one that i got
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    http://www.amazon.com/Polar-Heart-Rate-Monitor-Green/dp/B00EKPXJTU/ref=lp_3407971_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1406014483&sr=1-1
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    Jul 22, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    From what I've read running and walking become more important as we get older because they reduce the bone loss that occurs when you aren't walking or running. The impact of your feet hitting the ground is what's needed. Low impact cardio like bicycling isn't sufficient.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 22, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    the best type ,is the one you enjoy the most ,[or suffer the least...]
    i dont care if for example running is the best, i hate running, but i enjoy other things like walking [fast] or cross-trainer,so ,its personal....
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 22, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    Probably swimming as its a highly flexible whole body workout for all levels of fitness/age/ability; and gentle on the body and joints, minimizing injury.
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    Jul 22, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    HIIT is the most effective for time, fat loss, and cardiac health.
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    Jul 22, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidProbably swimming as its a highly flexible whole body workout for all levels of fitness/age/ability; and gentle on the body and joints, minimizing injury.


    I've started swimming a lot more this summer. But i wish i had time to do it even more! i know it's great for toning as well.
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    Jul 22, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidHIIT is the most effective for time, fat loss, and cardiac health.


    I agree! low intensity is good for a post workout. But i love High intensity the best cause it gets the heart going. And it gives me lots of energy for the coming working out.
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    Jul 23, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    In my opinion Squash is the best cardio. Constantly running, lunging, and squatting. I love playing it and don't even realize I'm doing "cardio" for two hours when I'm on the court.
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    Jul 23, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    I do 5 miles on the elliptical, 4 days a week. I do the 5 miles in about 45 minutes, so it is pretty intense. It is basically helping me to maintain my weight in a reasonable zone, but I have seen nothing in the way of getting leaner - which was my goal. I also lift heavy and slow on upper body about three times a week. At my age, for my body, I am finding it takes a very strict, very low-calorie, Paleo-style diet to lose the residual fat. It really is about the diet.
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    Jul 23, 2014 6:22 PM GMT
    Running outdoors or on the treadmill.