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Old May 1st, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Cardio

Hey all,

How much cardio is too much? When do you run the risk of sacrificing your fast twitch fibers?
I'm not cardio obsessed but I don't want to sacrifice strength and I perform some sort of interval conditioning twice a week (15-20 minute long bouts) but I also like to jump rope for 15-20 minutes a couple of times a week (mostly continuous, not done interval style tho I might throw in some double unders and then return to a normal pace).

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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:15 PM
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what's your goal? If you're trying to lose fat, well cardio isn't the best strategy in the first place. If you're just interested in health, that may be a little skimpy.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:22 PM
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I only want to lose a few pounds of fat so when my diet's in order I'm assuming that will probably happen so I don't seek out fat loss workout programs per se but I lift 3 days a weeks.

Why do you think 3-4 bouts are skimpy for general health? Maybe I should have added that my daily travels involve lots of walking.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:05 PM
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yeah, if your eating is in control, the strength training will give you more bang for your buck in terms of energy expenditure.

The reason I think the stated cardio was a skimpy for health is merely the fact that my coach has me doing 5 X 20 minutes for Cardio-vascular/Max V 02 to complement my kettlebell training. I guess it depends on how you define "health."
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