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Ninjapanda

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 13:57
Anyone else hate cardio as much as I do? If you someone got over the extreme dislike of cardio could you give me some tips. I just really dislike it but i have to train for stuff ya know -_____-
chmilz

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 14:21
i hate cardio as well. I highly recommend HIIT. less time and more calories burned!
Ninjapanda

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 20:58
truth! HIIT does work well. I do that already. Looking for anything else basically haha.
shmiller

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 21:42
I agree with chmilz and Ninjapanda: highly effective in a short time. I still hate it, but I hate it less because it's over sooner.
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BobbiStack01

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 21:45
What is HIIT?
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dryphtyr

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 22:06
I'm not sure if HIIT is the same as HIT. HIT stands for High Intensity Training. It is short duration high intensity strength training. The workouts involve 8 to 12 exercises, one set of 8 to 12 reps each, to failure with no rest between exercises. When you are physically able to do 12 reps, you increase the weight until you can only do 8 again. The nature of a proper workout gets your heart rate very high which means you don't have to do a separate cardio workout. I have had significant success with this type of workout. They last 20 to 30 minutes & you only workout 3 times per week. They are brutally hard workouts, but they're over very quickly. I discovered it when I bought "The Bowflex Body Plan" by Ellington Darden to go with my Bowflex machine. He has over 40 books on the subject, so you can search him on Amazon & find a book that fits your needs. He also has a great website. www.drdarden.com. I have lost 18 pounds using this workout plan matched with a calorie restricted diet. I have honestly not had any difficulty doing it either. There's also a newly formed HIT group on this site. We only have a few members so far. The more people who join, the better the group will become. Good luck.
Ninjapanda

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 22:29
Awesome dryphtyr --> i'll totally have to start that kind of a workout. Currently i do circuit training. Change will help always.

@BobbiStack01 - HIIT is high intensity interval training - slow, medium, fast is the motto. Essentially you are constantly changing your cardio workout during the session itself. This can either be done through speed or resistance/incline. One way to go about it(say on a treadmill for 20 min) walk for 30s, jog for 1min, sprint for 30s. The change in tempo and speed really kicks up your muscles to adjust fast, making it work harder, and getting a more efficient workout.

We do this for rugby...with pushups included. Needless to say its brutal -___-
BobbiStack01

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 22:32
ok, thanks. I had no idea what it was so I googled it lol.
Bobbi
dryphtyr

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Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 23:42
Anyone who's interested in HIT should definitely join the HIT group. I'd love to see that group get big. If you think a workout like that can't possibly work, google Casey Viator. That's the exact workout style he used. His workouts lasted 2 to 2.5 hours, but if you're not looking to win Mr America, 30 min is plenty. Also, the guy in the Bowflex infomercials uses the HIT as well. ...and he really uses the bowflex in his workouts. He has a couple articles on Dr Darden's website as well.
The_Fit_Club

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Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 05:49
Take a week or two off cardio and see how your other workouts feel! Wink

I hate cardio too; I just get bored out of my mind! The more I have to do and the longer the sessions become, the more I hate it. So, I prefer to do more frequent shorter duration sessions.

I tend to have an easier time of it when I update my playlist. Sometimes my music OCD kicks in and I find a great song and then wanna go longer just so I can keep hitting replay.

Anything that keeps my mind occupied makes it bearable at least. Even just going into it with something I need to give some thought to can help. I just use it as thinking time. It's actually my most productive creative/problem solving time.

I guess just figure out why you dislike it so much and then figure out how to minimize that. Honestly though, I guess what works best for me is just not to think about how much I hate it - focus my mind on something positive.
theTummy

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Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 11:25
dryphtyr wrote:
I'm not sure if HIIT is the same as HIT. HIT stands for High Intensity Training. It is short duration high intensity strength training. The workouts involve 8 to 12 exercises, one set of 8 to 12 reps each, to failure with no rest between exercises. When you are physically able to do 12 reps, you increase the weight until you can only do 8 again. The nature of a proper workout gets your heart rate very high which means you don't have to do a separate cardio workout. I have had significant success with this type of workout. They last 20 to 30 minutes & you only workout 3 times per week. They are brutally hard workouts, but they're over very quickly. I discovered it when I bought "The Bowflex Body Plan" by Ellington Darden to go with my Bowflex machine. He has over 40 books on the subject, so you can search him on Amazon & find a book that fits your needs. He also has a great website. www.drdarden.com. I have lost 18 pounds using this workout plan matched with a calorie restricted diet. I have honestly not had any difficulty doing it either. There's also a newly formed HIT group on this site. We only have a few members so far. The more people who join, the better the group will become. Good luck.


I've actually had greater muscle building results with only one workout a week to absolute failure, with an occasional NTF (not to failure) thrown in.



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