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    Best way to perform cardio

    Whats the best way to permorm cardio after a workout to loose fat and try not to loose too much muscle on a treatmill, low intensity like inclinition 0 to 5 at a normal speed or high intensity like inclination 10 to 15 at a normal to a high speed?

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    low intensity is for fat burning while fast intensity is for cardiovascular excersise...

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    so what do you mean with low intensity?

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    Low intersity empty stomach

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    120-135 HR usually qualifies as low intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peducho0113 View Post
    Low intersity empty stomach
    agreed!!

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    Low intensity, empty stomach, take 5-10G BCAA before you go.
    Take some supps like caffeine, L-Carnitine, Green Tea extract, Yohimbe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackjackson View Post
    Low intensity, empty stomach, take 5-10G BCAA before you go.
    Take some supps like caffeine, L-Carnitine, Green Tea extract, Yohimbe.
    Agreed. Low intensity = 55-65 rpm
    Do it for atleast 30 minutes as that's how long it takes before your body taps into fat stores as fuel for energy. Don't go for longer than 1 hour.

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    Then how do you guys explain the fact that your body will acclimate to doing the same intensity for the same duration just as you acclimate to doing the same workout every time????

    IMO, do both,

    PWO, do 15-25mins of Intervals using three differnt zones,

    Zone 1: low intensity, about 65% MHR 2-5mins

    Zone 2: Medium intensity, about 75-80% 2-5 mins

    Zone 3: High intensity, 90% (also known as your Anareobic Threshold) 60 secs

    Then on say a day you do just cardio do a longer duration of 30-60mins at around Zone 1/Zone 2.



    That way, you'll lose fat faster, wont overtrain, and you'll actually train your cardiovascular system to increase performance during higher rep wt training.

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    I do something similar to MFT81 and what he says makes a lot of sense. I have read about low intensity and fat burn, but I think the body adapts to one style of training, no matter what it is, therefore I feel interval training is the best way to go. I do mine a little different, but I will switch up soon to shock and confuse my body. I do 5 minute intervals for 60 min. 5 minutes at a steep incline and 5 minutes at zero incline as hard as I can go.

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    To burn fat your body needs lots of oxygen. Not enough oxygen getting in body switches to carbs, when this depleted then switches to muscle.Basic explanation but you get the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackjackson View Post
    Low intensity, empty stomach, take 5-10G BCAA before you go.
    Take some supps like caffeine, L-Carnitine, Green Tea extract, Yohimbe.
    wow, i felt my heart stop reading that one. just put him on a iv drip of caffeine on the treadmill

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