View Full Version : Best Way to do Cardio.

05-07-2002, 10:55 PM
Simple question. Short intense cardio sessions or Longer mid-range intensity cardio sessions?

05-07-2002, 11:53 PM
Longer mid range if you wanna lose weight.


05-08-2002, 12:00 AM
short intense if you dont

05-08-2002, 12:25 AM
Just run until you reach your ideal weight (in one session, nonstop) ;)

05-08-2002, 12:38 AM
or dont do any cardio at all if you are trying to gain weight.
simply increase the intensity of your workout to improve your conditioning, i.e. more weight work in a shorter time interval.

05-08-2002, 04:10 AM
Overall im not really 'trying' to lose weight. I just want to lose some weight in my stomach region. So i'll probally go for some long mid range stuff a couple times a week, thanks guys.

05-08-2002, 04:37 AM
HIIT is best for fat loss. Find a steep slope, which takes no more than a minute to sprint to the top of, or mark off a start and finishing point on a long incline. Sprint up the hill, then jog down to recover. Build up from 8 repetitons to 15.


05-08-2002, 09:32 AM
I'm finding that doing sprints 4 times a week for 15-20 is much better for fat loss and keeping muscle than 60 min of low intensity cardio 5-6 days a week. Sprints are such a pain in the ass at first, but you'll get better at them quickly.

05-08-2002, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by WillyTheGreat
Just run until you reach your ideal weight (in one session, nonstop) ;)


05-08-2002, 01:24 PM
willy: i'll give that a try ;)