It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Exercise & Fitness Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 289
Sebum HB User

Hey, you said that you need to do cardio for 40min so your body will go into the actual fat stores for energy. Is this only for low intensity? I do 20min HIIT (ranging from 3.5mph to 7/7.5mph, and kicking it to 8/8.5mph the last minute) and I really love it. I suppose I can go for 30 min, but I dont want to at the moment because i'm afraid I will plateau sooner.

I've done low intensity cardio, and as I've said in a previous thread, its super boring. It feels like it takes forever to finish, and I've only done it for 30min.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-12-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,588
Naxis HB User
Re: VeLOWcity?

I'm not VeLOWcity, but... If you're doing HIIT right it should be almost impossible to do 30 minutes. It's too long to maintain that high intensity. 20 should be plenty. Only if you do lower intensity, you'll need to have the longer durations in order to get useful fat burning benefits.
Keep your body lean, your blood clean and your mind sharp. -Rollins

Old 05-14-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 92
VELOWcity80 HB User
Re: VeLOWcity?

I cant post on velowcity anymore, i dont know why..So that makes me.

Old 05-14-2004, 07:46 AM   #4
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 92
VELOWcity80 HB User
Re: VeLOWcity?

I forgot what your main goal was... You do not need to go for 40 minutes to tap into fat stores, but usually first 10 min you are not tapping into fat stores, just using what ever is in your bloodstream. I may have said 40 minutes, because its not too long, not too short. Wouldn't do cardio for more than an hour at a time.

If you are trying to build bulk and minimize the gain of body fat. First eat healthy and correctly, second do cardio at 60-80% of max hr for about 30-40 few days a week preferably in the AM. If you are just trying to lose body fat, High intensity is the way to go....Try different cardio machines too, and in a different order, try outdoor activities, biking, swimming, body wont become acustom to it if you keep changing it up. Im really tired right now, so if this doesnt make sense, its probably me, just let me know your questions and ill reply when im more awake.

Good Luck

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Exercise videos BostonGirl44 Exercise & Fitness 15 06-16-2004 01:51 PM
exercises to strengthen arms and tummy tara_may Exercise & Fitness 8 06-04-2004 09:26 AM
VelowCity (velocity hehe) ask me anything. VELOWcity80 Exercise & Fitness 10 05-23-2004 01:18 PM
Losing 5kg before Prom tara_may Exercise & Fitness 17 05-15-2004 03:23 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!