PSA: Elliptical is all you need for cardio

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Cardio in the morning is a real life cheat code. If u wake up and just get in the treadmill,the rest of ur day goes smoothly


It's the smoke dogg baby. Every day. I'm not playin. 05:11 (I know, I started late) til 06:45.

That was just to wake up
 

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It's the smoke dogg baby. Every day. I'm not playin. 05:11 (I know, I started late) til 06:45.

That was just to wake up
I workout and do cardio at night. Because she leaves me tired. I couldn’t imagine running 45 mins and not resting afterwards. Yeah I know I know but just started hitting the gym two weeks ago.
 

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I workout and do cardio at night. Because she leaves me tired. I couldn’t imagine running 45 mins and not resting afterwards. Yeah I know I know but just started hitting the gym two weeks ago.
You build up a tolerance. Nobody starts out able to run 5 miles, 10 miles, 15 miles, 25 miles +.......

You gotta start somewhere. Depending on what helps you, either focus on setting a small goal like 1 mile or 2 miles or focus on doing small increments of time like 20 mins, 30 mins, then 45 then 50 then 1hr.

When you're starting out no matter what your goal is whether it's distance based or time based, you just gotta focus on getting it done and regardless of a time based or distanced based goal, as long as you stick with it, they are both going to get better. For example if your goal is time based let's say 30 mins...that first week or 2 weeks, you might get one mile in, either running/jogging + walking or just walking....then slowly within that 30 mins you'll get 1 mile + .10 then + .20 then you'll get to 1.5 miles in the same amount of time, 30 minutes. Then you might hit 2 miles in 30 minutes.

Or if you're goal is distance based, let's say 1 mile. It might take you, let's say 21 minutes using a combination of running/jogging and walking or just walking...keep with it then it'll be 20 minutes, 18 minutes, 17 minutes, 15 minutes you'll be hitting the same target (1 mile)....

Then once you've seen progression, add a little more 5 or 10 minutes. .25 or a half mile...next thing you know you'll be out there.

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You build up a tolerance. Nobody starts out able to run 5 miles, 10 miles, 15 miles, 25 miles +.......

You gotta start somewhere. Depending on what helps you, either focus on setting a small goal like 1 mile or 2 miles or focus on doing small increments of time like 20 mins, 30 mins, then 45 then 50 then 1hr.

When you're starting out no matter what your goal is whether it's distance based or time based, you just gotta focus on getting it done and regardless of a time based or distanced based goal, as long as you stick with it, they are both going to get better. For example if your goal is time based let's say 30 mins...that first week or 2 weeks, you might get one mile in, either running/jogging + walking or just walking....then slowly within that 30 mins you'll get 1 mile + .10 then + .20 then you'll get to 1.5 miles in the same amount of time, 30 minutes. Then you might hit 2 miles in 30 minutes.

Or if you're goal is distance based, let's say 1 mile. It might take you, let's say 21 minutes using a combination of running/jogging and walking or just walking...keep with it then it'll be 20 minutes, 18 minutes, 17 minutes, 15 minutes you'll be hitting the same target (1 mile)....

Then once you've seen progression, add a little more 5 or 10 minutes. .25 or a half mile...next thing you know you'll be out there.

:salute:
I do 45-60 straight up
 

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In my gym everyone in good shape is on the treadmill or stair master.

Everyone who is out of shape is on the elliptical, bikes, rowing machine, etc.
I thinks it because the pace of treadmills and stairmasters are automatic and constantly in motion whereas With the others you can slack off
 
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I haven't touched an elliptical in ages except to warm up for a run :mjgrin:

I just run on a treadmill in the gym and do a lot of walking. I used to run outside but running on concrete was doing a number on my knees. If there was a track nearby, I'd just do that.
 

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I haven't touched an elliptical in ages except to warm up for a run :mjgrin:

I just run on a treadmill in the gym and do a lot of walking. I used to run outside but running on concrete was doing a number on my knees. If there was a track nearby, I'd just do that.

Have you tried different shoes?

Some cats bodies are just fukked up. My brother has had both knees replaced, did 26 years in the military. And has fukked up hips (doctors want to do a hip replacement). I can get pictures of syringes filled with fluid they've drained from his knee after playing basketball or running.

This dude finally got some comfort style running shoes. Dude can run again and after all his body has been through doesn't get fluid built up in his knees, his hips don't hurt like that. It ain't like he's in his 20's again but we ran 10 miles outside and he didn't swell up or end up aching. Could still function without any excess pain.
 
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Have you tried different shoes?

Some cats bodies are just fukked up. My brother has had both knees replaced, did 26 years in the military. And has fukked up hips (doctors want to do a hip replacement). I can get pictures of syringes filled with fluid they've drained from his knee after playing basketball or running.

This dude finally got some comfort style running shoes. Dude can run again and after all his body has been through doesn't get fluid built up in his knees, his hips don't hurt like that. It ain't like he's in his 20's again but we ran 10 miles outside and he didn't swell up or end up aching. Could still function without any excess pain.

Yeah, that's where I realized before I messed up. When I first started running, I was using whatever sneakers I had--Converse's, track shoes with the thin soles, basketball sneakers, etc. Plus, I was obese. Once I lost the weight, there was a notable difference, and when I got proper running shoes it made a huge difference. Now, I only start to feel it when I go over two miles or so on sidewalks, but it's mild and mainly due to the fact that there's a lot of hills around here. On even terrrain, it doesn't even bother me. Strength training definitely helped too. Granted, I still feel sore after doing weighted pistol squats or heavy hack squats, but that's natural given the increased stress.
 
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