I have read several posts/articles discussing the effects of AAS on cardio performance (ie Tren bad, EQ good), but little discussion on what types of cardio you should consider if you are at a weight which likely exceeds your bodies natural limit and thereby increases your risk of injury do to impact.
Also, key to consider in one which spreads the fatigue as opposed to just hammering your legs. Running is great, but my joints take enough of a beating from power cleans, box jumps, and brazilian jiujitsu.
low intensity: I like to use the eliptical machine, focusing on putting a good effort in with my arms and chest. I look for around 80rpms and to keep my heart rate at 70-80% max (Max HR = apprx 220-age)
High intesity: The rowing machine is your best friend. Have you ever seen an Olympic Rower? They are huge. I like it because it allows me to hit my quads, biceps, back, and hamstrings without any ballistic impact. I tend to row intervals.
Today for example I rowed 200m intervals with 1m rest (still rowing) looking to adv about 300-350 wats during the interval. You can litterally feel the fat melting off.
- Recovery/day off: I hit the pool, swim maybe a 1000 yards mixed stroke (free, breast, kick, back). I have noticed if i get a decent swim in after a hard lift, I am not nearly as sore.
How I put this in practice
AM workout= Eliptical 20 min, 2 four move 3 set cicuits (I train for Jiujitsu not body building), 20-30 min rowing