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    How Do You Do Cardio After Legs Day ?

    I'm having trouble doing cardio after legs days.

    As I can hardly walk, let alone run on the treadmill or cycle on a stationary bike. Forget about doing HIIT on either of those.

    I'm thinking HIIT swimming is the only viable option.

    What do you recommend ?

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    I am not a big fan of swiiming for me personally as far as effective cardio goes BUT I do it after leg day 85% of the time. I feel it is an immense help in alleviation of soreness ...maybe its just a low impact less painful way that helps allevaite soreness...but i think its great after leg day...i def recommend it....
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    i recently switched to fast walking on a treadmill for like 30 minutes. on off days i do it for 45 minutes. less impact on the joints and seems to work great for me. even if my legs are really sore i am able do it.

    speeds will vary according to height, but i do 4.2 speed(0 incline) on my treadmill. its just a really fast paced walk.

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    I do a spin bike or elliptical. The spin bike works the best... I stretch the best I can and then jump on a spin bike and cook them some more... it is low impact but gets you good on cardio..... try it!

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    i met this cyclist who had HUGE FUKKIN calves, i guess bikin around helps with that. I may have him make me a messenger bike to do cardio on, and have fun riding around town. he makes custom ones, and they are gnarly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockinred View Post
    I do a spin bike or elliptical. The spin bike works the best... I stretch the best I can and then jump on a spin bike and cook them some more... it is low impact but gets you good on cardio..... try it!
    Thanks, that's a good call, i'll give that a shot.

    Do you turn the resistance off totally when using a spin bike ?

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    x2 for spin bike.


    that thing kicks my ass

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    Don't do cardio after leg day, there are 6 other days for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davpet View Post
    Thanks, that's a good call, i'll give that a shot.

    Do you turn the resistance off totally when using a spin bike ?
    I do intervals... stand up with resistance and then sit down and turn down to where I can handle it... just my preference........happy lifting.

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    Recumbant bike if you have to do it after legs.

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    I beat the shit out of my heavy bag (punching bag) for about 45 minutes after leg day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugger02 View Post
    I beat the shit out of my heavy bag (punching bag) for about 45 minutes after leg day.
    oooh yea, that's a nice one for sure.... assuming people have access to one or one in the garage...

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    although Kaberle gots some pretty huge legs in avy... might pay to listen to his leg advice...

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    ^^^ Times 2! That dude has some wicked wheels in that picture!

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    no pwo cardio after legs for me. id rather lift am and do cardio in the pm or other way around even.

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    Anyone here ever have problems on leg day if they did cardio the day before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugger02 View Post
    I beat the shit out of my heavy bag (punching bag) for about 45 minutes after leg day.
    A+ for punching bag workout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireGuy1 View Post
    Recumbant bike if you have to do it after legs.
    Yup. That or Elliptical/Cross-Trainer.

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