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    Kaleb is offline Associate Member
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    Cardio question

    I was wondering how much cardio I should do a week if I just want to get in better condition. Me and my buddies boxed the other day and I went for a little over a minute and I felt like I was going to die. I've wanted to do cardio for a while but I don't want to lose any size. I'm 5'8'' 150lbs. I would say bodyfat is 8-10%. Any help would be appreciated...I know **** about cardio.

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    just do cardio 3 times a week for 45 mins not more than 70-75% of your mhr.

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    If you go above 75% like spoon said, you will begin to burn muscle

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    What do you guys use to monitor your heart rate? I can't believe I've been doing it wrong for a year. I figure more is better and hit it intense as possible. Straight up hill with a vengence. Needless to say, I've been working against myself. No gains is what got me here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by userabuser
    What do you guys use to monitor your heart rate? I can't believe I've been doing it wrong for a year. I figure more is better and hit it intense as possible. Straight up hill with a vengence. Needless to say, I've been working against myself. No gains is what got me here.
    A heart rate monitor

    If you use a treadmill or elliptical machine, it will tell you.. as you hold onto the handlebars, it can read it...

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    The HR Monitors on cardio machines can be inaccurate sometmies depending on the quality of the machine. A basic HR Monitor is fairly inexpensive ($40-$50).

    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    A heart rate monitor

    If you use a treadmill or elliptical machine, it will tell you.. as you hold onto the handlebars, it can read it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pspcs83
    The HR Monitors on cardio machines can be inaccurate sometmies depending on the quality of the machine. A basic HR Monitor is fairly inexpensive ($40-$50).
    That's true, however, they will likely be within 8 or so points, so it would give him a good idea...
    But, you are correct, they are cheaply purchased, and are more accurate..

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