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Cardio Thread Pt 2

Well, i was reading about and found an old topic of mine with some very useful info…

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=624705&pageNo=0

Along its origional line of thought id like to continue and update if you like…

so to re-cap…

Favoured HIIT for fatloss - lets discuss it…

Energy system training? Vo2max? Ventilatory and lactate threshold, anaerobic capacity testing, intervals for anaerobic power…again chime in!

New research…add it.

Nutrition for endurance guys?

Clearly we cpuld get super detailed here but either way - am hoping to build an informative thread again that can be useful for all interested.

I’d sure be interested.

Anyone got any info or good sites/references on mid distance running (800m-5K)?

[quote]burntfrenchfry wrote:
I’d sure be interested.

Anyone got any info or good sites/references on mid distance running (800m-5K)?

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Despite the amateurish look of his site: -

http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/

  • has some GREAT info in it. Check it out.

[quote]supermick wrote:
Well, i was reading about and found an old topic of mine with some very useful info…

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=624705&pageNo=0

Along its origional line of thought id like to continue and update if you like…

so to re-cap…

Favoured HIIT for fatloss - lets discuss it…

Energy system training? Vo2max? Ventilatory and lactate threshold, anaerobic capacity testing, intervals for anaerobic power…again chime in!

New research…add it.

Nutrition for endurance guys?

Clearly we cpuld get super detailed here but either way - am hoping to build an informative thread again that can be useful for all interested.[/quote]

Well, for fat loss and getting into decent shape, I am a fan of CW’s sprinting. That is starting at 30s sprint, 90s jog/walk for roughly 15 minutes. From there you can increase the time and/or increase the sprint time while decrease the jog/walk time.

Its a pretty simple way to start, and allows you to scale up real well if you are in horrible shape now.

[quote]Ren wrote:
Well, for fat loss and getting into decent shape, I am a fan of CW’s sprinting. That is starting at 30s sprint, 90s jog/walk for roughly 15 minutes. From there you can increase the time and/or increase the sprint time while decrease the jog/walk time.

Its a pretty simple way to start, and allows you to scale up real well if you are in horrible shape now.[/quote]

A work rest ratio of 1:3 is great for getting back into it. Same as you say - easy to progress by shortening the work:rest ratio too. I’ve used a 1:2 ratio with both 30 and 60s as the work period to great effect.