Thread: Question about Cardio Workout
01-06-2004, 12:06 PM #1
Question about Cardio Workout
Okay fellow AR bros & ladies, here's the deal.
I spent some mega years doing powerlifting routines in the gym with alot of great success in size and strength. But last year, I acquired some injuries to my right knee that required microscopic surgery and I may have to go through the same with my left knee (3rd time for this knee). Basically, I F'ed up in 1994 because, prior to the 2nd surgery, the doctor told me to get out of powerlifting and concentrate more on bodybuilding. I did so for a couple of months and then built my strength back up for powerlifting.
Needless to say, after this current operation I will have to concentrate on bodybuilding once again and, this time, stick with it. I was fortunate to be able to return to the gym just 2 weeks after the operation and the doctor told me to do mostly cardio training so as to get my weight down. The only weights that I can do is cable and, definately, NO barbells or dumbells (medical stipulations).
NOW THE QUESTION AT HAND: In the past, I've always used the Stairmaster as my cardio training and have had super success with it. But because of the operations, I will be off of that for a while. Due to the lack of flexibility in my left knee since the 1994 operation (the reason for that next operation), I am not able to ride the Life Cycle. So I'm doing 30 minutes on the Bally's Cross Trainer at the gym, in addition to abs and cables. But lately, despite dieting, I haven't seen any results from using the Cross Trainer and I've been doing it for close to 2 months now. Usually with the Stairmaster, I would see and feel results in only 2 weeks.
Does anyone else have any problems with that machine? What would you guys recommend?
01-06-2004, 12:17 PM #2
walk 1st thing in the mornign on an empty stomach for 45 mintues to an hour at about 65% heart rate.. it works wonders..
01-06-2004, 01:28 PM #3Originally Posted by ElliotNess
01-09-2004, 06:55 PM #4
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