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Knighty
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2003/10/23 09:43:00 (permalink)

Strength Athletes

What type of cardio do you think will be most beneficial to you, or which do you prefer?
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    rogerthedog
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 09:56:21 (permalink)
    Not sure I'm supposed to answer. Are bodybuilders strength athletes or are you specifically asking PLs, OLs, strongmen etc?

    If I can answer I do cardio for pre contest fat loss so sitting on the bike in front of the telly works for me.
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    Gymweasel
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 10:03:31 (permalink)
    It has to be playing football or squash...much more enjoyable than gym based cardio...
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    Knighty
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 10:13:18 (permalink)
    roger, yea that's fine mate...anyone can join in! lol
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 12:10:45 (permalink)
    I like to do a little odd object stuff every so often but i like the belly.... its there to lower my centre of gravity..... honest
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 13:29:28 (permalink)
    The most benefical would be GPP work. General Physcial Preparedness. This is basically simple exercises such as farmers walk where the exercise has no negative or eccentric lift. These condition the body far better than general cardio as well as increasing general fitness.

    After that i would put running. But running of varying natures like short medium and long distances.
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 13:57:33 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by ozzy

    The most benefical would be GPP work. General Physcial Preparedness. This is basically simple exercises such as farmers walk where the exercise has no negative or eccentric lift. These condition the body far better than general cardio as well as increasing general fitness.

    After that i would put running. But running of varying natures like short medium and long distances.



    Forgot that one mate, cheers for that.
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 15:21:02 (permalink)
    i voted sprinting..but my true passion lies in cycling. i love going on 20+ km rides, at night when its pitch black, riding into the wind as hard as i can, then giving it absolutely everything on the ride back with the wind behind you. then getting off the bike at home..the wind chill leaves you and you get the most massive heat wave ever..your legs quiver under you - you feel like throwing up. its all great :)

    but sprinting is good also, mostly in the morning though.
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    veganlifter
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 15:23:53 (permalink)
    wow bullup, we have a poet here! Nicely put.

    I voted for keeping my belly will start GPP work soon though, wife is starting to complain, lol!
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 17:18:46 (permalink)
    yknow me and me mountain biking otherwise id be running or martial arting then circuits
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/23 17:23:26 (permalink)
    For boxing I voted playing sport or martial art. Nothing beats carrying out the actual activity that you want to get fit at.
    Intervals, sprints, circuit training are all very important too though.
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/24 01:40:36 (permalink)
    I choose "A girly gym machine"...I guess that makes me a girly man...LOL.
    I like to read or watch tv while doing cardio. Also walk the dog on the beach.
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/24 22:50:21 (permalink)
    rogerthedog: from that reply and your website I can see our souls wre crafted from the mould
    lol
    Cardio - in front of TV watching battle for vids!!

    big les
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/10/25 00:26:43 (permalink)
    i personally prefer running and playing football etc !!
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/11/02 20:10:40 (permalink)
    I'm with bullpup - on the bike in the dark is about as sweet as cardio can get. Running doesn't suck too much either. But it's got to be outside, where the view and the conditions change - can't stand all that static stuff on CV machines!
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/11/03 00:36:11 (permalink)
    the time goes by the fastest when im playing a sport, i also like to run and sprinting is fun, i like the rush...
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    RE: Strength Athletes 2003/11/03 08:42:01 (permalink)
    I feel swimming is a very good cardio exercise for a strength athlete. It provides a complete body workout to hit muscles you might have missed (or ones you didn't know you had ) and can be used for active recovery. Since it provides a full body workout, it is a good fat burner. Also, it is a great exercise for recovery therapy from injuries.
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