How can I make cardio fun and not agonizing torture that just makes you smelly and sweaty?

How can I make cardio fun and not agonizing torture that just makes you smelly and sweaty?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    More lifting volume. Get a sickening full body pump and mog the twinks.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, I'm trans btw if it matters

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Every fuckin time

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      which one, mentally ill man or mentally ill woman? jw

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Start running and swimming, cycling is alright for distance but man do the lycrafags ruin it

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cycling is alright
      Yep.
      >for distance
      Nope.
      >but man do the lycrafags ruin it
      Not at all. They're twinks who fell for the distance meme but they're not casuals.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        t. non-cyclist

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I have a bike and I ride it and I progressively overload with it. I'm not a lycra fag but I like them because they know what they're doing. The casuals are always in the way and shit.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >lycrafags know what they're doing
            ahahahhaha

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              In my experience, yes. It's the commuters and fairweather strollers that are always in the way. Of course I laugh at the people buying lycra even though they're fat and slow but I don't have a problem passing them so it's whatever.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >implying lycrafags aren't peak fairweather cyclists
                I never see them out when its raining and they are constantly in the way because they have to ride 5 abreast.
                Not to mention they're slower than they think despite MUH GEAR

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >muh gear
                So you're a fixed gear retard? I want to try it too. What bike should I get?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >reading comprehension of lycrafags

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've never worn lycra.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              How are you dealing with the chafing without chamois? Surely it’s uncomfortable as hell, all to avoid looking like a Lycrafag. Surely this isn’t worth it, unless you’re only cycling for 30 minutes a go, in which case you probably shouldn’t opine about cycling gear.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've cycled for 6 hours at a time only wearing Big W stretchy shorts with no issues

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                More power to you then I guess. I used to get chafed to hell after a few hours out. Wasn’t worth the trouble when there was a solution readily available.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go running at your local forest preserve (or whatever they call the government protected land in your area, idk what country you live in but they’re everywhere, even in the urban sprawl)

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Being smelly and sweaty is literally part of the fun
    Take the nasty ass bro pill, leave modern society behind

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    convince yourself you lie it, or just continue to do it. If you don't do this shit now, in a couple of years you will be agonizing over even moving while being a fat tub of piece of shit lard.

    every day you make a choice between taking steps towards a fine future, or steps towards a dilapidated condo in the bronx with no rent control and roaches.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Circuits. Maybe do it as a group fitness challenge. Cardio can be everything from rooning to swimming to jumping jacks to burpees, pacer testing and board balancing. If you're too retarded to organize something like that, or you lack friends, maybe pick up field sports. Football and soccer are goated popular sports. Skiing and snowboarding are good too, but can be expensive if you don't have easy access to a snowy mountain.
    Bike riding in woodland trails is pretty cool too. Just live a little you boring unimaginative fuck.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ignore the stench and row for thirty minutes.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you tried a boutique circuit class chain? They’re often what suburban people do when they’re too busy for sports.

    pros
    >variety
    >social
    >qt girls

    cons
    >expensive

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just get high and drink a reign and run for a long time. Idk I’m retarded. Try listening to Archgoat and hitting the greenway for ninety minutes.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    take the swimpill

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    listen to Iron Maiden

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You just do. If you don't enjoy type 2 fun then running will always suck.
    t. Type 2 enjoyer

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do the stuff everyday, then your body will generate some endorphins to reward your effort. Then, you will enjoy the cardio

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I hated cardio until I tried out running. I get runner's high, and holy shit does it motivate me to go for a run. Not everyone gets it though OP.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I hated cardio until I tried out running. I get runner's high, and holy shit does it motivate me to go for a run. Not everyone gets it though OP.

      r u supposed to get it during or only after?

      i've been doing pretty intensive elliptical for 20 minutes every day for almost a month and it makes me feel very good for the rest of the day. but during it it's still kinda a chore

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Runners high isnt really what you think it is. But for me it was feeling great after the run, and then wanting to go on another run immediately.
        During the run itself it never got that much easier for me. I just listen to 4x 5min songs for a total 20 min run twice a day

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I'm the same as the other anon. I feel fantastic after the run. Not during unfortunately.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i dont know but when I weighed 450 pounds I couldnt do 5 minutes on the bike without laying down and huffing after with sweat everywhere and now at 230 I do 25 miles a day minimum even if I'm fasting (which I don't but I've done before) and like 10-15mph winds, at max I go 10mph but anyways the point is if you do it enough you'll eventually reach a point where you can do 500cals a day and it won't feel like a chore

    How do you stop hating it? Stop being a gay? I unironically, and I do not care if you believe me, just bitch the entire way, I just bitch, and huff, and moan, and complain while I keep peddling, and then boom I'm halfway, now guess what? I have to go back.... It's typically windy going towards, so coming back is actually fun.

    Today all I did was ride at like 2 gear of 21 but never turned around. then on the way home I was chuffing out 20/21 and did the half mark in like 15 minutes instead of 45.

    It's okay to turn around every once in a while, when it's really shitty, but you can't turn around 9/10 no matter how dogshit it is

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have a girl break up with you and channel your anger into cardio

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    stop being such a pussy

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i just swim.

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For the difficult

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Play a videogame like AC and get inspired to do parkour, running and constant fighting

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      But you don't do parkour in Armored Core...

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You don't if you are not strong enough, try simply running, jumping and swiming at first. Or simply hike with weighted clothing for hours on end

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What the fuck animal crossing have to do with parkour?

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just think about how good you'll look. That's my motivation. If I keep thinking about how good I look when I'm lean it makes it so easy.

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >get good sneakers
    >suddenly running and walking is really fun

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    for me, its rowing on the erg, imagining that I'm a slave on a galley while listening to some dumbass podcast about fitness/health shit.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do it
    It’s only 1/24th of your day pussy.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I loathe running but love sports. even if you can't find people to play with, you can do some intense hoops or soccer by yourself

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    VO2 Max training so you train your heart more like how you train the rest of your muscles. Reps and sets > endurance and speed.

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tennis

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    HOLY FUCK

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try different heart rate ranges, you're probably pushing too hard. Seady cardio can be replaced with HIIT, such as sprinting.

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do it anyway. I've been running 6 mi 2-3 times/wk for over 4 months. It gets a lot easier, but the beginning is always hard getting up to speed. You just have to see it for what it is, very good for you, put on some music you like, and fucking do it

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    get a treadmill/bike park it in front of your tv it's a bit dystopian but it works. I personally run while listening to books or podcasts so I don't get bored since music doesn't really do anything for me.

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How can I make cardio fun
    3 sets of 10-20 rep squats with 15 seconds of rest
    >and not agonizing torture that just makes you smelly and sweaty?
    You can't.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am specifically doing cardio so I don’t die doing this shit, running a Renaissance periodization template and quads day is hell. 9 sets of high bar and front squats back to back for 10-20 reps. High set count means short rest periods too.

      I would trade that shit for an hour or 3 on a bike everyday. Feels like I’m going to vomit. Hoping that cycling is going to make it easier.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know why you go through all that when you can just do 3 sets to failure. Not "okay I think that's enough" failure, but "okay the bar is on the pins and my ass is on the ground" failure.
        By any means, it makes cycling easier whereas cycling will just waste calories and keep you small.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Disc injury has me keeping weights lighter while I recover, figured I’d try a high volume hypertrophy template while I get my shit back in order. I haven’t aggravated my back in 6 weeks, despite hopping into this program 2 weeks after the injury. That’s worth something to me even if it sucks. Im maintaining weight coming off a bulk (pre injury), so few hundred extra calories to account for the cardio really isn’t a big deal.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I haven’t aggravated my back in 6 weeks, despite hopping into this program 2 weeks after the injury.
            I doubt that it was an actual disc injury. Anyway, your way doesn't suck. I'm just talking about how optimal it could be. Safer too if you're still worried about your back. Get a good quad preexhaust and you can hit said failure with less weight.

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    burpees (w/o pushup) hiit or tabata style, sucks big time, but doesn't consume too much time
    cycling or wandering can be pleasant, but consumes more time and resources

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do a competitive sport instead of mindless running/rowing/cycling/whatever. I play a few rounds of tennis with a friend/colleague of mine after work three times a week. It's just as exhausting as other types of cardio (because you're basically running all the time from one end of the court to the other), but is actually fun instead of just mindless work because we're competing. Same could be done with soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, ping pong etc.

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dancing.
    >fun workout
    >cardio benefits
    >mog people with your confidence, fluid movements and your body at parties

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Make it some form of sport as opposed to "tradtional"cardio. Play some futbol/soccer, take up a cardio kickboxing class, etc.

    Or if you are too autistic for those things, do traditional cardio like biking or running or swimming, but do it in a less boring setting. For example, trail running as opposed to track.

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do fun cardio, there are lots of ways, even if some are less effective than others, spending the same amount of time doing something you don't like for marginally better gains is not worth it

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP just run almost as slow as you can to start, that way you can build up the habit without feeling like you're dying. You might then find yourself pushing yourself naturally after a few weeks. If you don't then just run at a steady and easy pace (can hold a conversation but it's difficult) for a few hours a week and you'll be getting most of the benefits of cardio. Even professional runners do most of their running "easy". Now you'll cave running and your biggest obstacle will be boredom.

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Swim with music or cycle with music.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based image but how do you swim with headphones?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        They make some that work underwater. They sit on your skull instead of inside your ear.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wish one do you recommend? I actually have some that work underwater but they hurt my ears

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sports unironically, do something that you find fun, fútbol, surf, boxing, biking

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If cardio is agonizing torture you're in awful shape and definitely need it. You can get healthy with zone 2 cardio and you won't even have to push yourself, it's easy.

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