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Old 08-20-2005, 02:39 AM   #1
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cardio exercise ?

My question is when doing cardio I get bored being on one machine for 45 min. would it be as effective to switch machines. Maybe do the eliptical for 15 min. then a bike for 15 and maybe a treadmill for about 20min.

 
Old 08-20-2005, 05:09 AM   #2
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Re: cardio exercise ?

I think that's fine as long as you don't let your heart rate drop.

 
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: cardio exercise ?

Actually that is what my trainer recommends. She says you will get a better workout because you won't get bored. It really makes the time go by faster. Hope this helps

 
Old 08-21-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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Breaking up the workout is great, as you are getting the most important cardio workout done. Keep it up. Hugs for today.

 
Old 08-22-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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Yeah that's fine and it's considered a station workout. Work out for set time, them move right on over to the next station until you complete the "course."
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #6
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Re: cardio exercise ?

You dont need to do that much cardio anyways. You will end up losing muscle mass if you arent doing weight training as well. Try doing a short warmup to get your heart rate up, I do like 5 minutes on the elliptical..then about 30 minutes of weights and then hit the elliptical for 20 minutes. You wont get bored and your results will be alot more impressive.

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Re: cardio exercise ?

45 mins is not too much, especially if your goal is fat loss.

 
Old 08-22-2005, 05:42 PM   #8
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Re: cardio exercise ?

Thanks for all the advice. So you don't think 45 min is to much? I also do weight training. It usually only takes me maybe at the most 25 minutes to do weights. I do lower body one day and upper body the next. My goal is to loose weight and tone my body. Can someone tell me if there is such thing as to much cardio, because on somedays when I'm feeling really motivated I might do cardio for about and hour. I don't want to loose any muscle, I thought it was helping to tone. I don't do it everyday but I won't do it at all if it shouldn't be done.

 
Old 08-23-2005, 05:59 AM   #9
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45 mins is not too much, especially if your goal is fat loss.
too much will counteract muscle growth. More muscles = more rapid fat loss.

 
Old 08-23-2005, 05:49 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice. So you don't think 45 min is to much? I also do weight training. It usually only takes me maybe at the most 25 minutes to do weights. I do lower body one day and upper body the next. My goal is to loose weight and tone my body. Can someone tell me if there is such thing as to much cardio, because on somedays when I'm feeling really motivated I might do cardio for about and hour. I don't want to loose any muscle, I thought it was helping to tone. I don't do it everyday but I won't do it at all if it shouldn't be done.
Yes and no. What I like to do is alternate between short and long periods of cardio. You should definately look into sprinkling in some H.I.I.T training into your cardio routine.
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