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Cardio


#1

Now here I am 1year later and I find myself in overall much better shape however I'm lacking the much needed low bodyfat % to be more sucessful in my sport. Anyways I was just wondering what type of cardio would be the best. I've done quite a bit of reading and i read alot shit about running being good, ive read stuff about medium paced intesity for 30minutes being good, ive heard walking for 40mins a day being the best for weight loss and finally ive heard 2:1 3:1 5:1 ratios of running to walking. So what is the best technique to use for losing weight. I dont need conditioning I need weight loss, please keep that in mind, thank you.


#2

This probably isn't what you want to hear, but try a little of each. I had success doing 3-4 high-intensity cardio workouts and 5 sessions of 25 minutes of powerwalking each week. Really it all comes down to what you'll stick with. If doing high-intensity stuff is too hard, you probably won't be doing it for long. Mixing it up will keep your mind fresh and body off guard too.


#3

How much were you able to shred in that what time? And you were doing what ratio of hiit ?


#4

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#5

anyone else care to enlighten me with their opinion?


#6

For strictly fat loss, in my experiences a steady jog for 25-40 minutes, 3-4 days a week seemed it yeild the best results. But be careful because it is very easy to lose muscle while jogging this much.


#7

I like to do HIIT. I think I get just as good, if not better results this way, (as opposed to long-slow cardio) and it takes a lot less time. However, if you are doin' a really strict (lower carb) phase, maybe longer, slower cardio will work best for you, due to your glycogen stores already being depleted, (or partially depleted).

GL,

Danny