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    Confession: I rarely ever do cardio

    I used to be a cardio bunny. I'd run 35+ miles on the treadmill a week (5-6 days) but since I discovered strength training and started seeing muscle development, I stopped my cardio bunny ways. It's crazy to think that once I LOVED running 5-6 miles a day and now I absolutely DREAD cardio. I feel like it's not really affecting my results since I am still losing weight while also, more importantly, seeing results building muscle. I've become obsessed with building as much muscle as I can. Not wanting to me MS Olympia or anything but I guess I am content with my focus on strength training. I feel a little guilty for not doing cardio since I know people are huge advocates for it... Anyone else not really do cardio?? Every now and then I'll throw it in my routine but it's like once or twice a month for 15-30 mins max hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ419 View Post
    I used to be a cardio bunny. I'd run 35+ miles on the treadmill a week (5-6 days) but since I discovered strength training and started seeing muscle development, I stopped my cardio bunny ways. It's crazy to think that once I LOVED running 5-6 miles a day and now I absolutely DREAD cardio. I feel like it's not really affecting my results since I am still losing weight while also, more importantly, seeing results building muscle. I've become obsessed with building as much muscle as I can. Not wanting to me MS Olympia or anything but I guess I am content with my focus on strength training. I feel a little guilty for not doing cardio since I know people are huge advocates for it... Anyone else not really do cardio?? Every now and then I'll throw it in my routine but it's like once or twice a month for 15-30 mins max hahahaha
    Lucky you.

    I get sloppy af without cardio
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    Guilty as well.

    I only do cardio as warm up,
    and now I've started fencing again so I get some cardio there.
    Funny thing is that cardio improves very fast.

    I just want my heart to be healthy,
    otherwise I see no need for cardio at all actually.

    Keep lifting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ419 View Post
    I used to be a cardio bunny. I'd run 35+ miles on the treadmill a week (5-6 days) but since I discovered strength training and started seeing muscle development, I stopped my cardio bunny ways. It's crazy to think that once I LOVED running 5-6 miles a day and now I absolutely DREAD cardio. I feel like it's not really affecting my results since I am still losing weight while also, more importantly, seeing results building muscle. I've become obsessed with building as much muscle as I can. Not wanting to me MS Olympia or anything but I guess I am content with my focus on strength training. I feel a little guilty for not doing cardio since I know people are huge advocates for it... Anyone else not really do cardio?? Every now and then I'll throw it in my routine but it's like once or twice a month for 15-30 mins max hahahaha
    I make my lifts into my cardio. Always have. I am usually sweating lots by the end of my lifts. I just super set most workouts and don't take breaks. So I lift heavy and burn fat!

    I love a good boot camp hiit class though. Haven't done them this round at all. I will never run again. I used to be like you. Ran 6 miles daily and lifted heavy.

    No more!!! I used to be scared of carbs too. Not anymore


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    Also guilty, that's why I joined Orange Theory Fitness so my flabby arse is forced to run.
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    I used to run 8-12 miles a day, but had some issues develop and started lifting and dropped running. There was nothing like an uber long trail run for me, but once I started lifting I started to really not like cardio. I still try to do it 4 times a week (prior to jacked up post-op knee issues now dealing with since Jan) 20-30 min as I feel better with my lifts but it feels like it tries to eat away at what little gains I get (may just be psychological) in mass (I don't gain mass or strength easily at all, but do gain bf very easily). I force myself to do it so I can enjoy a hike or outdoor activity with my gf without getting winded and also to help with HDL a bit, but if I could I would forego it completely.
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    Never have, never will. I do confess to 5 minutes on the bike prior to leg days to warm up. My recent stress-echo test just confirmed that I'm fine without it, imho. KJ start doing some reading in Marcus's Diary. Sounds like you'd fit right in. Couple of the other ladies are in there daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Never have, never will. I do confess to 5 minutes on the bike prior to leg days to warm up. My recent stress-echo test just confirmed that I'm fine without it, imho. KJ start doing some reading in Marcus's Diary. Sounds like you'd fit right in. Couple of the other ladies are in there daily.

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    Come on over!!! Marcus thread is the best!!! So encouraging and tough. Love it! Feeds me more, pushes me more. Get ready to dig deep! Start reading and monitoring the style. It's amazing!


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    I do cardio enough for everyone else on this forum I think so I do a fair bit of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    I do cardio enough for everyone else on this forum
    For that I am grateful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKD_FitChick View Post
    I make my lifts into my cardio. Always have. I am usually sweating lots by the end of my lifts. I just super set most workouts and don't take breaks. So I lift heavy and burn fat!

    I love a good boot camp hiit class though. Haven't done them this round at all. I will never run again. I used to be like you. Ran 6 miles daily and lifted heavy.

    No more!!! I used to be scared of carbs too. Not anymore


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    Saaaaame! haha I used to try to avoid carbs and now they are apart of almost every meal lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    I do cardio enough for everyone else on this forum I think so I do a fair bit of it.
    You are the real MVP!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Never have, never will. I do confess to 5 minutes on the bike prior to leg days to warm up. My recent stress-echo test just confirmed that I'm fine without it, imho. KJ start doing some reading in Marcus's Diary. Sounds like you'd fit right in. Couple of the other ladies are in there daily.

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    Thank you! I will definitely check it out!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    I do cardio enough for everyone else on this forum I think so I do a fair bit of it.
    Tarmyg did cardio for our binge's

    Lol, thank you brotha
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    I used to a lot of cardio before i started weights 2 years ago, now I hardly do cardio because after a 1 hr to 1.5 hours of doing heavy weights I don't have the time or energy to fit even 20 mins of cardio in. I used to do HIIT training but stopped. I need to try to fit in cardio into my routine because I need to lose fat. I take the stairs a lot at work though, depending if I'm tired or not from a good nights sleep etc and how my knee's feel that day.
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