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Does anyone else look at naked pictures of girls you've smashed in between sets, when you need that extra push?

Or is it just me.
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I've been looking at a lot of the threads in this subforum lately and does anybody else here understand the hate for cardio on this site?

I think it's very essential to have some form of cardio in your workout routine. It's good for your cardiovascular system and you don't want to be one of those guys that is strong as an ox but can't run 10 yards without getting tired.

By cardio I don't mean running miles either. I mean sprints, walking, high intensity, etc.

Once a week I do one long workout where I run a warm up lap or two around a field. Do some dynamic stretching and run sprints, hills, mini hurdle running and jumping, burpees. It can help shed off the weight and it helps keep me athletic as well as strong.
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(09-25-2015 06:31 AM)realologist Wrote:  I've been looking at a lot of the threads in this subforum lately and does anybody else here understand the hate for cardio on this site?

I think it's very essential to have some form of cardio in your workout routine. It's good for your cardiovascular system and you don't want to be one of those guys that is strong as an ox but can't run 10 yards without getting tired.

By cardio I don't mean running miles either. I mean sprints, walking, high intensity, etc.

Once a week I do one long workout where I run a warm up lap or two around a field. Do some dynamic stretching and run sprints, hills, mini hurdle running and jumping, burpees. It can help shed off the weight and it helps keep me athletic as well as strong.

Personally I agree, and conditioning plays a 50% part in my training, as athletic/combat performance is my prime motivator for training. But this is a pickup forum at the end of the day, and many guys here may only care about training to the extent it helps them pick up girls. A good 100m time (unless you're Usain Bolt), isn't going to help you get laid. An arm day instead, may do.
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(09-25-2015 06:31 AM)realologist Wrote:  I've been looking at a lot of the threads in this subforum lately and does anybody else here understand the hate for cardio on this site?

I think it's very essential to have some form of cardio in your workout routine. It's good for your cardiovascular system and you don't want to be one of those guys that is strong as an ox but can't run 10 yards without getting tired.

By cardio I don't mean running miles either. I mean sprints, walking, high intensity, etc.

Once a week I do one long workout where I run a warm up lap or two around a field. Do some dynamic stretching and run sprints, hills, mini hurdle running and jumping, burpees. It can help shed off the weight and it helps keep me athletic as well as strong.

Personally I agree, and conditioning plays a 50% part in my training, as athletic/combat performance is my prime motivator for training. But this is a pickup forum at the end of the day, and many guys here may only care about training to the extent it helps them pick up girls. A good 100m time (unless you're Usain Bolt), isn't going to help you get laid. An arm day instead, may do.

I find sprints give me a boost in testosterone equivalent to heavy lifts. I have a sprint only day every 9-10 days and feel extra charged the next day. It's a good way to mix it up.

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I got question about adding high intensity cardio to strength training.

Basically my goal is to do full recomp of my body. I want to build muscle, gain strength and lose some fat at the same time. I know that weightlifting and diet are major parts in getting lean and losing fat. But beside diet, I'm thinking of adding some cardio to get more flexible and improve my endurance.

So...

# Is it profitable to add cardio to the typical 3 day split strength training at all?

# Will it affect negatively my weightlifting performance in the gym? [I heard that cardio can be similarly exhausting to your body as lifting few heavy sets]

# Is it better to do cardio on training days right after strength training or on non-training days?

I'm talking about 30-40 minute HIIT cardio where your hear rate reaches around 70%-90% of its max at times.
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^ The answer is in the post above yours.

Sprints and weights.

Throw in a combat sport and you are set.
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(09-26-2015 12:31 PM)XXL Wrote:  I got question about adding high intensity cardio to strength training.

Basically my goal is to do full recomp of my body. I want to build muscle, gain strength and lose some fat at the same time. I know that weightlifting and diet are major parts in getting lean and losing fat. But beside diet, I'm thinking of adding some cardio to get more flexible and improve my endurance.

So...

# Is it profitable to add cardio to the typical 3 day split strength training at all?

# Will it affect negatively my weightlifting performance in the gym? [I heard that cardio can be similarly exhausting to your body as lifting few heavy sets]

# Is it better to do cardio on training days right after strength training or on non-training days?

I'm talking about 30-40 minute HIIT cardio where your hear rate reaches around 70%-90% of its max at times.


You have the right ideas but if you can do HIT for 40 minutes you are not doing at a high enough intensity.

It shouldn't take you more than 15minutes no matter what exercise you do.

If by cardio you mean jogging, avoid it completely. To put it simply, it's a catabolic activity.

If you have the time you should watch this video on the subject, it helped me greatly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

Let me know if you have any questions.

And yes, even sprinting 100m once a week at max intensity can and will improve your health and conditioning. A lot.
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(09-25-2015 06:31 AM)realologist Wrote:  I've been looking at a lot of the threads in this subforum lately and does anybody else here understand the hate for cardio on this site?

The problem with cardio is that people tend to overdo it to the detriment of everything else. Strength and mass take a long, long time to build up. As far as cardio, most coaches say that you can achieve top notch conditioning inside of two months.

There's also the problem where there's an infinite amount of ways to exercise your cardiovascular system, so you get guys arguing about whether running, sprinting, sledgehammers, bodyweight circuits, kettlebells, rope jumping, ruck marches, etc etc are better than one another. The fact is that the heart is a dumb muscle and it doesn't know if you jogged to the grocery store or spent a half hour beating your meat. So it really doesn't matter which form of cardio you pick.

Cardio, like bodyweight exercises, tends to get a lot "stronger" if you're not a fat fuck. It makes sense, the less you have to move around, the easier it is for your heart to pump blood. Get leaner first and you won't have to work nearly as hard.

Using tons of cardio just to get leaner is a waste of time; it's time you could spend by not eating.

So as far as cardio is concerned, pick a form of cardio that is specific to your goals. If you see yourself needing the ability to sprint to or from places, then do hill sprints (they're easier on the knees).

If you want to replace your car with a bicycle, then do that.

If you want the kind of cardio that will help you fuck harder and longer, do kettlebell swings and long sessions of ab crunches. Maybe you could throw around a sandbag for time too.

If you're in a combat sport, do whatever is specific for that.

If you live in the 18th century and you want to crush rocks for the railroad company, then train with sledgehammers.

Ross Enamait used to do hours and hours of conditioning circuits, sledgehammer swings, burpees, and all kinds of goofy shit. What he found out later was that heavy swings (we're talking 200+ lb swings) taken to failure kept his conditioning in just about the same place and took a lot less time.

Quote:In addition to what's been said, conditioning additions don't always need to be marathon sessions. For example, I'll often perform a few higher rep sets of T-handle swings after a heavy lifting session. This small addition only requires a few minutes, but the conditioning benefits are obvious (and I don't need to change my entire week/routine to include them).

. . . .

Personally, I may load up the t-handle and knock off 3 to 5 sets of 15 to 20 reps for conditioning. I am using a heavy weight however.

http://rosstraining.net/forum/viewtopic....9&start=10

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(09-26-2015 03:35 PM)Hannibal Wrote:  
(09-25-2015 06:31 AM)realologist Wrote:  I've been looking at a lot of the threads in this subforum lately and does anybody else here understand the hate for cardio on this site?

The problem with cardio is that people tend to overdo it to the detriment of everything else. Strength and mass take a long, long time to build up. As far as cardio, most coaches say that you can achieve top notch conditioning inside of two months.

There's also the problem where there's an infinite amount of ways to exercise your cardiovascular system, so you get guys arguing about whether running, sprinting, sledgehammers, bodyweight circuits, kettlebells, rope jumping, ruck marches, etc etc are better than one another. The fact is that the heart is a dumb muscle and it doesn't know if you jogged to the grocery store or spent a half hour beating your meat. So it really doesn't matter which form of cardio you pick.

Cardio, like bodyweight exercises, tends to get a lot "stronger" if you're not a fat fuck. It makes sense, the less you have to move around, the easier it is for your heart to pump blood. Get leaner first and you won't have to work nearly as hard.

Using tons of cardio just to get leaner is a waste of time; it's time you could spend by not eating.

So as far as cardio is concerned, pick a form of cardio that is specific to your goals. If you see yourself needing the ability to sprint to or from places, then do hill sprints (they're easier on the knees).

If you want to replace your car with a bicycle, then do that.

If you want the kind of cardio that will help you fuck harder and longer, do kettlebell swings and long sessions of ab crunches. Maybe you could throw around a sandbag for time too.

If you're in a combat sport, do whatever is specific for that.

If you live in the 18th century and you want to crush rocks for the railroad company, then train with sledgehammers.

Ross Enamait used to do hours and hours of conditioning circuits, sledgehammer swings, burpees, and all kinds of goofy shit. What he found out later was that heavy swings (we're talking 200+ lb swings) taken to failure kept his conditioning in just about the same place and took a lot less time.

Quote:In addition to what's been said, conditioning additions don't always need to be marathon sessions. For example, I'll often perform a few higher rep sets of T-handle swings after a heavy lifting session. This small addition only requires a few minutes, but the conditioning benefits are obvious (and I don't need to change my entire week/routine to include them).

. . . .

Personally, I may load up the t-handle and knock off 3 to 5 sets of 15 to 20 reps for conditioning. I am using a heavy weight however.

http://rosstraining.net/forum/viewtopic....9&start=10

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(09-26-2015 12:31 PM)XXL Wrote:  I got question about adding high intensity cardio to strength training.

Basically my goal is to do full recomp of my body. I want to build muscle, gain strength and lose some fat at the same time. I know that weightlifting and diet are major parts in getting lean and losing fat. But beside diet, I'm thinking of adding some cardio to get more flexible and improve my endurance.

So...

# Is it profitable to add cardio to the typical 3 day split strength training at all?

# Will it affect negatively my weightlifting performance in the gym? [I heard that cardio can be similarly exhausting to your body as lifting few heavy sets]

# Is it better to do cardio on training days right after strength training or on non-training days?

I'm talking about 30-40 minute HIIT cardio where your hear rate reaches around 70%-90% of its max at times.

You're probably not going to get leaner and build muscle at the same time. At best you can maintain your strength and muscle mass and get leaner.

Yeah, you can add cardio to a 3 day split. It's better to do cardio after strength training if you're doing it on the same day. Cardio on your off days is a better idea if you can squeeze it into your schedule.

edit: If you just want "general cardio", as in the ability to exert yourself in any nonspecific activity, then I would pick something high intensity that is also joint sparing.

Hill sprints are great because they're easier on the knees than regular sprints and they have basically the same benefits.

If you don't have a hill, you could use a bike with the resistance up high, or you could get a weight vest and use a treadmill or stair stepper.

You could also put some weight in a backpack and go for a walk, or drag a tire. I don't know what kind of setup you have so I'm just throwing ideas, the main point is that these things aren't going to fuck up your knees and hips like a daily five mile run will. Repetitive movements at low intensities are what you want to avoid. The same goes for skilled movements at high intensities taken to failure, unless you have your form locked down. Google kettlebell snatch injuries if you don't believe me.

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(09-26-2015 03:27 PM)Devil Hanzō Wrote:  You have the right ideas but if you can do HIT for 40 minutes you are not doing at a high enough intensity.

It shouldn't take you more than 15minutes no matter what exercise you do.

If by cardio you mean jogging, avoid it completely. To put it simply, it's a catabolic activity.

If you have the time you should watch this video on the subject, it helped me greatly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

Let me know if you have any questions.

And yes, even sprinting 100m once a week at max intensity can and will improve your health and conditioning. A lot.

By high intensity cardio I meant HIIT crossfit like Insanity or Asylum programs. I've done it twice before and after 2-3 months my endurance skyrocketed. It was quite epic but I trained it 5 days a week.

Now I just want to do it as a bonus only 3 times a week just to be in good form. Strength training is great but I don't want to be more flexible and have good balance similar to those guys practicing bodyweight/calisthenics do. I also thought about trying yoga on Sundays.

I will try it out after my strength training and see what happens. I have a feeling that doing it on non training day won't allow me to recover from weightlifting effort.


(09-26-2015 03:40 PM)Hannibal Wrote:  You're probably not going to get leaner and build muscle at the same time. At best you can maintain your strength and muscle mass and get leaner.

Yeah, you can add cardio to a 3 day split. It's better to do cardio after strength training if you're doing it on the same day. If not then just go for a run on your off days, or whatever.

I know that killing myself with HIIT alone will not make me lean, only good diet will. So that's clear. My motivation for adding HIIT is to improve my endurance/stamina to feel more flexible and not end up like a stiff rock which is typical for anyone who lifts regularly.

I'm on a cut now and my strength still improves week by week. So far so good.
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(09-26-2015 04:25 PM)XXL Wrote:  
(09-26-2015 03:27 PM)Devil Hanzō Wrote:  You have the right ideas but if you can do HIT for 40 minutes you are not doing at a high enough intensity.

It shouldn't take you more than 15minutes no matter what exercise you do.

If by cardio you mean jogging, avoid it completely. To put it simply, it's a catabolic activity.

If you have the time you should watch this video on the subject, it helped me greatly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

Let me know if you have any questions.

And yes, even sprinting 100m once a week at max intensity can and will improve your health and conditioning. A lot.

By high intensity cardio I meant HIIT crossfit like Insanity or Asylum programs. I've done it twice before and after 2-3 months my endurance skyrocketed. It was quite epic but I trained it 5 days a week.

Now I just want to do it as a bonus only 3 times a week just to be in good form. Strength training is great but I don't want to be so stiff like a rock. I want that flexibility and good balance too.

I will try it out after my strength training and see what happens. I have a feeling that doing it on non training day won't allow me to recover from weightlifting effort.

I understand. Please watch the video before you do anything as he details the importance of recovery time/rest days whilst doing HIT, and it's one of the most important aspects to consider.

I would write down cliffs but it wouldn't be as good as the full lecture.
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Programming intelligent lifts into your program will make and maintain flexibility. Overhead squats, behind the neck press (if you don't have a shoulder injury already) and stiff legged deadlifts with good form will help a lot.

Most people get stiff in the shoulders because they bench a lot more then they pull. Basically every time I press I do a form of pull, whether it's a row, a pullup, a clean, doesn't matter. It's never a bad idea to do more pulling then pressing either.

I don't like stretching, but two good stretches would be shoulder dislocates and a form of lunge to stretch the hip flexor (hip flexors get way too tight from sitting down all the time).

You could use these exercises as an active warmup, as well.

Before your workout, get one of those preloaded barbells of a decent weight and do 5 reps of overhead squats, 5 reps of stiff legged deadlifts, and then a handful of dumbbell lunges. Then you could take a band and do shoulder dislocates. A little bit goes a long way.

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I saw an older woman at the gym doing "front squats".

Watching the setup, she held the bar with her forearms vertical, like a high-bar back squat, even down to using the pad on the bar.

Then she commenced to struggle through several wobbly quarter reps at about 20kg.

I despair.

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(09-23-2015 10:21 PM)redbeard Wrote:  Does anyone else look at naked pictures of girls you've smashed in between sets, when you need that extra push?

Or is it just me.

This really made me laugh...but no.

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(10-01-2015 06:04 AM)Benoit Wrote:  I saw an older woman at the gym doing "front squats".

Watching the setup, she held the bar with her forearms vertical, like a high-bar back squat, even down to using the pad on the bar.

Then she commenced to struggle through several wobbly quarter reps at about 20kg.

I despair.

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(10-01-2015 11:16 AM)heavy Wrote:  
(09-23-2015 10:21 PM)redbeard Wrote:  Does anyone else look at naked pictures of girls you've smashed in between sets, when you need that extra push?

Or is it just me.

This really made me laugh...but no.

I like to text chic's between sets and get them to send me pics while Im lifting.
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Update on my shoulders...

I've been doing the broomstick exercise like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoGtrEcsqPQ (WNB... or maybe WB if I were on a brutal dry spell)

Been doing 2 x 50 of this daily for a few weeks now. I could not get my hands closer than 51 inches in the beginning, but now I could get them inside 47 inches.

I did 3 x 25 pushups the other day, and I did not feel a single pop. I'm thinking I can go back into lifting soon.
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Having a hard time getting back into the gym after a couple of weeks off while I got accustomed to my new schedule. How do you guys get back on the lifting train when this happens? Do you grab your nuts and tell yourself to stop being a little bitch?

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I just link it up with another ritual and enable it as much as possible, like eating plenty at work, bringing a little Gatorade and going to the gym after you clock out.

Or if you wake up real early you can go in the morning.

The best thing to do is go back to the gym with a simple plan with weights you know you can tackle. It doesn't hurt to take it easy for a week or two when you're getting back into it. Something like squat 5x3, bench 5x5, and five sets of chins to failure two times a week with some piddly shit thrown in on the other days.

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(10-05-2015 04:34 PM)Oz. Wrote:  Having a hard time getting back into the gym after a couple of weeks off while I got accustomed to my new schedule. How do you guys get back on the lifting train when this happens? Do you grab your nuts and tell yourself to stop being a little bitch?

After a few weeks off (usually because of holidays) I would give myself or my lifters at least a week of doing random fun stuff, anything but barbell lifting, calling it the off-season training block. Usually during this block, we start to "miss" the big barbell lifts and jump right back into it.

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10 days into a aggressive flu and it doesn't seem to get any better.
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I had two weeks off from the gym with a chest infection then literally the day after a tooth infection.

So after three weeks doing nothing, I did a session of MT to get myself going again yesterday.

Feel like I've been hit by a bus today. Can't walk or bend over.

Amazing how quickly the body loses its conditioning.
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RE: Lifter's Lounge
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Damn straight.

Fucked up thing is that lifting doesn't prevent the 'hit by a bus' thing when you come back to a martial art after substantial time off.

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RE: Lifter's Lounge
(10-05-2015 04:34 PM)Oz. Wrote:  Having a hard time getting back into the gym after a couple of weeks off while I got accustomed to my new schedule. How do you guys get back on the lifting train when this happens? Do you grab your nuts and tell yourself to stop being a little bitch?

You just have to go. Last year I didn't go to the gym for six months because every fucking time I should have gone I would come up with some excuse for why I couldn't go or why I would start back up tomorrow. I finally just said "fuck this" one day and made myself go, and holy shit am I glad I did that.

Maybe bring a gym bag with you to work and go straight to the gym when you get off. If you go there before you go home, you won't have the distractions of food/TV/internet to help you think of an excuse not to go.
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