Thread: abs for a fat guy
05-06-2002, 11:29 AM #1
abs for a fat guy
I just want to know if I should still to abs when I am doing cardio 15mins a day for 4 times a week. another question is ? is that enough cardio or should I do more? like 20mins for 3 times a week???
25 years old
05-06-2002, 11:46 AM #2
I still train abs even though I cannot see them at present...I know they're under there somewhere
As far as cardio, yes, definatly up the duration. When 15 minutes becomes comfortable, up to 20 minutes, then 25, then 30 and so on. Ideally you would like to be doing 45-60 minutes 3-4 times per week of steady cradio ie. fast paced walking, or 20-30 minutes of intense jogging or running 3-4 times per week. Listen to your body. You can also try high intensity interval cardio where you vary your intensity throught the duration (ex. 1 minute at 90% effort, 4 minutes at 60-70% effort, 1 minute at 90% effort, 4 minutes at 60-70% effort.) There are many ways to do cardio, try a few and stick with one you like for a while...but don't be afraid to switch up every now and then. Good luck bro.
05-06-2002, 11:52 AM #3Respected Member
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I agree with Pete on this one. Consistantly increasing your duration will prevent your body from adaption. A good starter, the one I used was sprinting for 15 seconds, then walking for a minute-20 reps.
05-06-2002, 11:52 AM #4
yep at 24 you want to work up to 1H pretty quickly and do that 3-5x week
05-06-2002, 01:32 PM #5Associate Member
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I agree with Pete on this one. I am definetly a fan of interval training to burn a little extra.
05-06-2002, 02:09 PM #6
that sounds about right. I do about 15 mins of interval (cardio) about four times a week. I'll move it up next week to 20mins, but I still sweat like a bitch at 15min. and I will start training abs about three times a week
show does that sound???
thank you for your advice,
05-07-2002, 12:01 PM #7
Additionally if you can only stand 15 minutes at a time right now try doing 15 minutes at 2 or 3 different times each day. First thing in the am, at lunch time and again in the evening. There have been some recent studies that show good progress even when your cardio is divided.
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