View Poll Results: What is your favorite type of cardio?

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  • Low Intensity Cardio (Walking, Elliptical, Etc.)

    24 18.60%
  • High Intensity Cardio (Running, Elliptical, Stairclimber)

    21 16.28%
  • Outdoor Cardio (Running, Cycling, Swimming, Rollerblading)

    23 17.83%
  • Interval Training (Sprint / Walk)

    20 15.50%
  • Rowing

    5 3.88%
  • Crossfit / Barbell Complexes

    11 8.53%
  • Sled Drags (And other GPP work like sandbag carry)

    20 15.50%
  • SledgeHammer Cardio (Hitting a tire)

    6 4.65%
  • Gym Circuits (Machine training with low rest periods)

    5 3.88%
  • Spin Classes

    2 1.55%
  • Kickboxing / Fitness Classes

    1 0.78%
  • MMA Fighting & Training

    14 10.85%
  • Traditional Sports (Basketball, Baseball, etc.)

    25 19.38%
  • Yoga

    3 2.33%
  • I don't do cardio

    19 14.73%
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Thread: What is your favorite type of cardio?

  1. #51
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    For fun I like boxing/mma because it has other benefits within the cardio. Also, soccer, mountain
    Biking etc.

    With a specific goal such as bulking I think swimming would be good because of limited joint
    stress. Now I hate swimming and don't do it, but it still applies. Low intensity walking/jogging/eliptical
    As well.

    Cutting : I like a mix of aneoribic and aerobic. Boxing circuit followed by two mile run. I did
    Randy Couture's complex several years back which is a barbell complex. 0lympic bar with 25's
    (Or whatever) 7 different exercises for 7 reps before putting the bar down and resting for a
    minute then another rotation for 7 cycles as I remember. Hard as hell!

  2. #52
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    farmers carry woot woot !!!

    also into low rest lifting (light deads on intervals) and raquetball.
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  3. #53
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    I done plyometrics and intensive interval shuttles a while back. They helped me make national and international level rugby.

  4. #54
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    I'd say Crossfit, we were built to throw stones at the Rabbit, not chase it.

  5. #55
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    I have started walking with a weighted vest, and I drag a semi tire around the back yard too.
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  6. #56
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    My favorite cardio has changed since the thread began:

    Complexes have become my friend since I hate elliptical and treadmills. Following that I will list "sled work" and in the spring "Swimming".

  7. #57
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    What no Wii Fit? hahaha

    B-Ball and volleyball for me right now...once the temps get up a little higher i will be out at lunch time hitting about a 100 softballs a day off the tee.
    Bench: Half a subway club
    Squat: to pee
    Deadlift: no thanks

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  8. #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by musclemick View Post
    I haaaaaaate cardio..... I hate it I hate it I hate it... Did I mention I hate it?
    I couldn't have said it better myself.

  9. #59
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    I started reading while doing cardio, and I actually find it pretty enjoyable. If I get into whatever I'm reading a half hour will fly by.

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  10. #60
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    complexes and kettlebell work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercuryblade View Post
    I started reading while doing cardio, and I actually find it pretty enjoyable. If I get into whatever I'm reading a half hour will fly by.
    I can do this while i stationary bike or walk, its pretty aweseome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMedley View Post
    My favorite cardio has changed since the thread began:

    Complexes have become my friend since I hate elliptical and treadmills. Following that I will list "sled work" and in the spring "Swimming".
    Same here.
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  13. #63
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    I do 2 (sometimes 3) slow-mo cardio, but on sunday I do a very light 2 mile jog and then a circut on pull ups/dips/sprints and jumps outside at my park, at like 6 in the morning.

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    MMA and 100-yd dash.
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  15. #65
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    I think swimming is great cardio if the intensity is high enough and can also be a good form of active recovery since it puts less stress on the joints. Barbell complexes are actually my favorite type of conditioning exercise because I feel they give the most in terms of conditioning and maintaining overall strength.

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    Sex with girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellagrant View Post
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    QFT. Tantric at that. Other than that, Judo, heavy bag work in the garage in the summer at 110 degrees, beating a tire/dragging a tire around the back yard usually with one, two, or three of my boys on it at a time. Good stuff. I hate running now, eliptical is ok, took a spinning class only because she was amazingly hot, big breasted and wore loose tops, tight shorts and thongs. Tried yoga, wasn't too bad, it's a whole lot more fun with the wife in front of me during this though.
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  18. #68
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    I love walking, but I have to start also jogging/running to train to help get ready for BCT/AIT and just to get my BF% down a lot.

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    Just added 10 minutes of walking (big incline as fast as I can) 4 days a week. Two other days I do around 20 minutes.

    During spring and summer, push the SUV up and down the block or put the kids on a sled/tire and drag them around.
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  20. #70
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    I play soccer on Tuesdays & Thursdays for an hour a piece.

    I hate running just to run.

    I have an Elliptical that I use every once in awhile.

    I also train in Aikido (think Steven Seagal) for a few hours a week as well as Brazilain JJ/ grappling.

    It never seems to be enough though.

  21. #71
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    Glad this thread has resurfaced, lot's of good ideas in here. My favorite cardio used to be the punching bag, but since i've moved out I haven't had access to it. I'm trying to get back into running twice a week now, working my way up to 3 miles in 18 mins eventually. Also am going to start barbell complexes.
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