Cardio mega thread

Are there really people who post on a fitness forum who don't do cardio?

If not, why not?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    do I read this like "no, cardio can't fuck"? or, "no cardio (i.e. in the world) can't fuck"? or is she saying she doesn't do cardio, so she can't fuck?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She’s saying that people who do no cardio can’t fuck

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      idk but it didn't say that originally i can tell by the pixels and having seen quite a few

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    HWD can fuck

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It kills gains, simple as.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post body

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Your fat.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't do cardio because too much and it causes muscle to deteriorate

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Early 00s broscience said cardio kills gains. In reality, having an established level of endurance such that you can you can do full sets of ten without feeling like you've taken a body shot from Tyson is useful.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zone 2 Cardio only.

    The heart is a muscle too.

    Don't do long distance because it will spike too much cortisol, killing gains.
    Of course fit will translate this is never do cardio.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Even the 'cortisol kills gains' is a meme. Only if severely prolonged exposure to cortisol will it be catabolic.
      But yes, marathon/long distance running will put you in a pussy mindset.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What is zone 2 cardio?
      I’m obese so I just walk my dog for an hour a day and then speed walk on the treadmill with incline for 30 minutes or more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      'Fan Dance': SAS. 24km, 886m mountain, 40lb ruck, 4 hours.
      'Long Drag' : SAS. 40 miles, 55lb ruck, 24hr time limit.
      'Kepi Blanc': French Foreign Legion. 60-80km in full kit over two days.
      'Vasbyt': South African STF. 4 days, no food or sleep, 200km of carrying a railway track with an iron ball tied on, plus activities.

      >pussy mindset.

      IST is fucking retarded.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am also rerarded. Replied to wrong anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >'Kepi Blanc': French Foreign Legion. 60-80km in full kit over two days.
        This is not impressive or grueling at all.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Lots of things can happen in 48h while you walk and/or try to sleep.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is the endurance equivalent of punching a brick wall to "strengthen" your knuckles.

        Fatty here. Will start with the recommendation of ~4 hours of zone 2 steady cardio per week + a session of high intensity cardio per week.
        Since my heart is shit, walking will put my bpm in the zone, so that is taken care of.
        But what should I do for the HIIT? I don't have access do a gym, running is out of the question(I want my knees in good function).
        Will burpees do the job?

        https://i.imgur.com/tEFplcB.jpg

        I guess I'll go with burpees then.

        Jumping jacks if you're megafat
        Tae bo (shadow boxing and ladder drills for the nongay version)
        Backyard HEMA

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The fan dance is a fuck of a lot nicer to do than a marathon in my personal experience.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I always loved doing the fan dance. I once did an insanely good time where I clocked a sub 6 minute mile on a downhill segment.
        TABBing is the only cardio I have any talent in, I’m too heavy to be a good runner or cyclist. But being naturally heavyset made me good at this.
        Passed hills at 20 years old with shitcunt training methodologies, failed continuation

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can barely get to a 10 min mile and then barely make it back to the start hunched over sweating like im doing the Mogadishu mile.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only cardio I do is VR boxing, 5 3-minute rounds and you get tired af - i do this every day after my strength workouts.

    I've done 12 rounds, but that's if I haven't done another workout that day

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds awesome. I used to train and spar but don't have complete disregard for my health and didn't want to get headaches all the time any more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you box the computer or other people online? Sounds cool

      That sounds awesome. I used to train and spar but don't have complete disregard for my health and didn't want to get headaches all the time any more.

      I also want to box but work a cerebral job and don’t want to make myself retarded

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not the anon you asked but I use Thrill of the fight for the same purpose, its against AI and its great, theres no gamey nonsense just throw combos and avoid punches until someone gets KO'd I can burn thorough 800-1000kj in about 40 mins.
        >Devs are working on PvP version

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What VR set do you use? What console/platform? Not a gamer, don’t know much about options

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Occulus/Meta 2 requires a faceberg account to use but has the advantage of no wires/other equipment and is a relatively cheap price, zuk might watch you jerk off though

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whats a good metric for good cardio?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Try a combat sport. See how you feel after 1 round of sparing. Doesn't matter if it's grappling or striking.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. Endurance, core training, and fundamentals are the basic building blocks of any good fighter.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best cardio? I think it's sprinting but unfortunately I can't sprint due to some serious injuries. Thinking of buying a punching bag and going ham for a few minutes .

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bro seriously think about buying a quest 2 ($300) and getting Thrill of the Fight

      Best cardio shape of my life from that game.
      https://www.realityremake.com/articles/the-thrill-of-the-fight-is-the-best-workout-in-vr

      It's the equivalent of swimming laps at vigorous pace, according to MET levels, and the only cardio better than it is only sprinting

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cardiobros, how do you work your heart most effectively in order to lower your resting BPM? I want to get mine as low as 45 or some shit.

    • 1 month ago
      CarbEnjoyer

      Just run long distance every day. I run 4 miles a day these days, down from 8 around a year ago. You shouldn't ever NEED to do more than 4 though. Only do it if you enjoy running (I do not) or if you simply MUST have a few hundred extra calories every day.
      >T. 42 BPM resting

      https://i.imgur.com/sycyB1a.jpg

      I am also rerarded. Replied to wrong anon.

      Kek

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        4 miles is exactly what I run every 3 days (and have for the past 3 weeks) and my erections are frequent and hard. is this the magic of cardio?

        • 1 month ago
          CarbEnjoyer

          It's completely random in my experience, In most cases, people get results like yours, but since November I've experienced borderline-erectile-dysfunction. Then again I also started nofap at the time. Did it for a little over four months, forcing myself to end it in early March. Still haven't got my libido back.
          Whatever works for you. Personally, cardio hasn't HURT me yet, so I'm gonna keep on running.
          Side note: I'd increase your frequency within the next month, try to get it to every other day by mid-late August.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Walking counts as cardio right? I just like going on walks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hardly, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go on walks. Being out in nature and having time to think is great. Still do something high intensity like sprinting, punching bag, jump rope, going uphill on a bike, etc.

      I have a mile long hill coming up to my house so I do most of my grocery shopping by bike. I'm allowed to bring a backpack in the store because I don't live in an area infested with morons. Riding up that in medium gear as fast as I can while carry 7 gallons of milk is a hell of a workout that only takes about 5 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      only if youre fat enough that it gets your heart rate up to 140+

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which is the better cardio, ski or row machine? Both seem to hit the whole body pretty good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Row machine

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How long until my life is fixed? I've ran 5k on the treadmill three times this past week and it still sucks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A month or two. Make sure not to overdo too much. Otherwise you *will* get shin splints and you *will not* be able to run for at least 2 months.

      Alternate low impact exercises to reduce the stress on your feet and legs on your cardio days

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have the rower as a backup but I think I'm fine, I have good shoes and the treadmill is much lower impact than running outside.
        I'm just waiting for these supposed mood and well-being gains.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do i work my endurance? My half mile and short distance times are pretty good, but i cant finish a full mile faster than 9-10mins a mile

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

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      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Slow down if you cant make it a full mile faster than 9-10. Try to build up a solid base and then just go faster as you go.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I punched the bag 40 minutes last sunday and I skined my knuckles, cardio is out to get you, don't trust it

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fatty here. Will start with the recommendation of ~4 hours of zone 2 steady cardio per week + a session of high intensity cardio per week.
    Since my heart is shit, walking will put my bpm in the zone, so that is taken care of.
    But what should I do for the HIIT? I don't have access do a gym, running is out of the question(I want my knees in good function).
    Will burpees do the job?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I guess I'll go with burpees then.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cardio is essential. Your heart is your most important muscle. Skipping heart day will literally kill you, gains mean shit compared to it. You have to do both. This is common sense and anyone who skips cardio is just lazy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not wasting time doing cardio when I get more than enough cardio through my weight training

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But anon, cardio kills your gains. Daoist medicine from years ago states so, I would rather trust Daoist bros over some hoes.

    Also just do some Hindu Push Ups and Hindu Squats for cardio.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically do Peloton and gawk at this German goddess the entire time.

    >mfw you average less than 200 watts

    Pathetic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot grill

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whats a good amount of weekly miles to set as a target as a beginner, 20?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good cardio routine that I can do from my room?
    >no gym
    >no equipment
    Have skip ropes but I'm shit at coordination so it takes a while to get my heart rate going.
    pic is not me but close in body fat ratio. Been doing weights from my chair too much and way behind on cardio and now I'm stuck with the ugly, skinny fat belly fat like picrel
    Been able to stick to push up-jacks for a while now but wondering if there are other stationary exercises to get the heart rate going in little time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Squats

      https://i.imgur.com/nXKECg5.jpg

      This is the endurance equivalent of punching a brick wall to "strengthen" your knuckles.

      [...]
      [...]
      Jumping jacks if you're megafat
      Tae bo (shadow boxing and ladder drills for the nongay version)
      Backyard HEMA

      Stop being fat

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because I don’t have time to do high intensity stuff properly. I have 8 gym sessions per week, some twice a day. I already cycle ~40minutes a day so I take care of my zone 2-3 cardio.

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