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  • I hate cardio, is it necessary?

    I just got Brazil but lift, and have Chalean extreme. In both of these programs they have Cardio days, I honestly think I'd work out and follow these programs if I didn't have to do cargo! I bike to work, and don't own a car. Id say I average about 40 miles a week walking.. Must I do cardio? I'd rather do a Brazil butt lift/Chalean extreme hybrid with out the cardio! I'm looking to build muscle and tone...

  • #2
    I have no idea about the programs you mention but short answer to your question is no.
    I would focus on a simple but heavly/intensive enough strength/resistance program plus walking and other leisure/fun cardio. In any case no steady rate cardio. If you must do cardio according to the program you choose, do intervals.

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    • #3
      I would incorporate some sprints (could be done during your already scheduled biking to work or during your walks). I am also not aware of the program you're talking about.

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      • #4
        Have you read the book? Move slowly which you are doing, lift which you are doing, sprint and play.
        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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        Don't forget to play!

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        • #5
          I did a lot of cardio interval type workouts last summer, an utter waste of time. Just walk and lift weights.

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          • #6
            I find that 2 short cardio sessions a week in additions to walking is what the doc ordered for me, to keep the heart in tip-top condition for weight lifting. I do one session of 10 sprints on the grass, and 1 interval workout that could be elliptical, swim, dance or KB's. The main thing is - if it hampers recovery from lifts, drop cardio. In the summer I try to be outdoors as much as possible, so gym cardio is going the way of the dodo. In the winter, I prefer swimming to keep the seasonal disorder at bay. If I lived in a warm climate, I would never do any cardio in-doors EVAR.
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            • #7
              There's no such thing as toning, and cardio blows. Take walks outside, chase your kids around if you have some, lift heavy stuff (like kids), dance in the rain to the music in your heart, and don't worry so much about "working out" or following a program. Just go out and live life and be active.

              You say you already bike and walk a lot, so no, I would not worry about doing cardio. It's just going to suck all the joy out of your life if you force yourself to do it anyway, so don't bother with it.

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              • #8
                If you cycle to walk every day and walk 40 miles every week then you are already doing sufficient cardio (without realising it by the sounds of it!) Cardio does not have to get you out of breath to be effective - that is what the sprints are for. Make sure you don't neglect those as well as weight/bodyweight training.

                btw there is no such process as "toning" - I think that concept was invented in the 80s to sell aerobics VHS tapes. You'll "tone" naturally as you gain muscle and lose bodyfat.

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                • #9
                  I do one HIT lifting session and one HIIT (sprint) session a week. Everything else is just gravy after that. Just like your biking to work and stuff....I walk to work and play with my kids on the trampoline and jungle gym. No "cardio" i.e. "mouse on a wheel" exercise needed.

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                  • #10
                    NO. lift weights, walk, and eat clean. sprint if you like, once in a while.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                      I do one HIT lifting session and one HIIT (sprint) session a week. Everything else is just gravy after that. Just like your biking to work and stuff....I walk to work and play with my kids on the trampoline and jungle gym. No "cardio" i.e. "mouse on a wheel" exercise needed.
                      Yeah this! This is my plan pretty much dead on. My actual "workouts" are less then 30 minutes a week on average and I'm in the best shape I've been in in the last 15 years at 47 years old. Its all about diet, then intense, brief exercise does the rest. If you are doing the biking and walking, that is more than sufficient as far as "cardio" goes.
                      Cardio is almost as stupid a term as toning. Does anyone really think that the cardio vascular system isn't getting a good workout while performing heavy, intense weight training? I am breathing like I just ran up a mountain with a refrigerator strapped to my back after my 12 minute HIT session. And yes, no such thing as toning.

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                      • #12
                        I love how people who obviously haven't read the book post on this site, assuming it's just another fitness forum.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PrimalKid View Post
                          I love how people who obviously haven't read the book post on this site, assuming it's just another fitness forum.
                          i love how you claim to be 13 and 16 in other threads.

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                          • #14
                            I liked CLX a lot and got pretty nice result from it. I skipped the cardio in the program and did Turbo Jam's instead, but I find that to be a lot of fun, so it was more like play.

                            I'm sure that you do your hybrid and have fun with it, considering the other activity in your life.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PrimalKid View Post
                              I love how people who obviously haven't read the book post on this site, assuming it's just another fitness forum.
                              I like how I haven't read the book but I've lost 40lbs. Gee, it's almost as if you don't have to read the actual book to find out what Primal is all about.

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