Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Joser, Jul 20, 2005.
it's fine, but it's not optimal(that one's for you pt!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
i got ready for my show doing cardio after i trained, then 6 weeks out i did it at 5am then after i trained at night. Its fine.
hey Pur, check this thread : http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1918411
I think alot of people will raise a stink about missing out on the precious "anabolic window" post workout by doing cardio, but whatever floats your boat
I'm less inclined to skip cardio if I do it before lifting
nice thanks guys, i heard somewhere that it was counterproductive...thanks again
I think its most likely best to split it up. Do it on the days you don't lift. Also try running in the morning, lifting in the evening or vice versa.
your goals will define whether or not it is a good idea
cardio after leg day would be brutal. you might need to up your intensity on leg day lidcivic if you can do 15 minutes of cardio.
My leg day is beyond intense. But I still do 45min of stairmaster on that day because its what I'm suppossed to do. You might think its brutal but thats only because your not mentally strong enough to handle it.
don't pat yourself on the back too hard sweetheart.
i don't have cardio planned that day, therefore i don't do it. i haven't actually used a stairmaster so i'm not really sure how that would translate to running intensity, etc. when i think of cardio, i generally equate it with running. seeing as how my cardio abilities are lax, i wouldn't be able to run 45 minutes even if i hadn't worked out for a week prior to the run.
i haven't even tried it so maybe i'm not one to comment on it. it just doesn't seem like you'd be working hard enough if you're able to even perform the cardio. that's without even taking into account the mental factor.
edit: i can't run 15 minutes without coming damn close to dying, so 15 minutes after leg day for me would be brutal. maybe that's the equivalent to your 45 minute on the stairmaster? i'm sure your cardio capacity is a shitload better than mine
After reading all of your jibberish I fail to see a point.
mentally my ass, if you work out your legs hard enough you physically wont be able to do 45 mins of cardio right after. its not just the "work thru the pain mentality" i dont care how mentally strong u are, yer not gonna mentally make your legs do something they arent capable of after heavy lifting. if u can do 45 mins of cardio immediately after then you arent lifteng even close to enough weight beforehand or you are well rounded in running the 12 k or marathons. and even if u did do that, your not mentally making yourself do it, your body can only handle what it can physically do, anyone can block out pain, but if u mentally made yourself run 45 mins w/ a severed spinal cord your mental powers would be far more impressive.