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Old 10-20-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Best Cardio

One question , what do you consider to be the best exercise for pure cardio????
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: Best Cardio

You're going to get a lot of different answers here since it's all based on opinion. But in my opinion, I'd say swimming. Full body exercise with only small windows available for a new breath.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: Best Cardio

swimming is very good.
rowing is also very good.
as much as I hate them, riding an airdyne bike is also great... Those things are the devil - there is no "coasting" when riding them.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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Re: Best Cardio

Double unders seem to wreck me the most , again there is no letting up.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:34 PM   #6
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Re: Best Cardio

May answer may have differed a few weeks ago but now I'll say...

A swim with a 16 lb weight belt.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #7
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Re: Best Cardio

I don't think "pure" cardio is the "best" way to achieve that kind of metabolic response.

I would say that the "best" method for getting "cardio" is all of them, in a consistently varied order.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #8
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Re: Best Cardio

tabata sprints have me gassed after the first minute
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:25 PM   #9
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Re: Best Cardio

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I don't think "pure" cardio is the "best" way to achieve that kind of metabolic response.

I would say that the "best" method for getting "cardio" is all of them, in a consistently varied order.
agreed!

pretty much any metcon done with intensity is gonna get that HR jacked resulting in great stimulation of the cardiovascular system. Single mode/ multi mode, short duration, long duration etc etc are all "the best".
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #10
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Re: Best Cardio

To make this even more of a pain in the a**, it would depend on what you mean by "Best for cardio". Do you mean the best activity to increase your work capacity while leaving your heartrate at a certain level? Increasing work capacity while still utilizing predominantly the aerobic metabolic pathways? A combination of both? The exercise that would utilize the largest possible number of muscle fibers contained in the largest number of muscle groups over joints moving through maximum ranges of motion while still remaining under the anaerobic threshold enabling the individual to continue said activity for extreme durations of time????

Either way I'd say rowing uses the most muscles and could get the maximum work done without driving you into oxygen debt. ;D
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