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  1. Noodles03 Blue Belt

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    When people post something like "What's the best cardio exercise" or "What's the best strength building exercise", or even "What is the key to happiness", I always read them as having added "...other than Drag Curls, because obviously they are the best and everyone knows about them". Because otherwise I can't even make sense of the question. It would be like... asking about the best sports shoe without first mentioning that Innov-8 are obviously the best. Why would you even?
     
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    running - sprints (100 to 150)

    200m, 400m, 800m interval runs.

    Mile repeats --- run your 1st mile and time it; rest 2-5 minutes. Run your 2nd mile and the time must be faster than your 1st mile. Rest another 2-5 minutes. Finish your 3rd mile and it must be done in a faster time than the 2nd; so your third mile is the fastest mile. You learn to finish strong.

    Rowing - look up some workouts. I do like to the the interval of 1:30min of moderate rowing and 30 seconds all out. 30 mins of that - so you end up doing like 15rds of that 3:1 ratio.

    I'd love to try a versa climber.

    Jump rope.

    Airdyne bike

    Versa climber and airdyne are more of luxery thing. Just get out there and bust your ass.
     
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    I'll die before I do cardio.

    Have some self-respect, guys.
     
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    Uh? Doing simple LISS runs past winter was the best investment I have done for my body the past years.
     
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    I can't even look at you right now.
     
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    iv never done a rower guys from sbg ireland told me its there god but we had a cheap old versa climber at my old gym and i loved it dan hendersons wears by them too
     
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    I been going on StairMaster for a hour or two hours without touching the handles. Can you guys give me your input and opinion if this is a good alternative to running for Muay Thai?
     
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    One or two hours is a lot of time. I think running for like 30 min would hive you a better bang for your buck
     
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    It should be ok if you're putting in the same level of effort as if you were running.
    I prefer to use machines like the bike to reduce wear and tear instead of recovery runs because my calves still feel tired and I prefer to give more rest to my achilles tendon/knees.
     
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    The thing is with running is that it has to be built up like anything else.


    Start off with the minimums 20-30mins 2-3x a week and you could do someting like adding time 2.5- 5mins each week. Build it up slowly for you to adapt. Also consider getting a number of running shoes to rotate them.

    But as an alternative for running. I would either shadow box and/or do drills as steady state or bike, ellipictal, swim.
     
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    nothing beats Long distance running IMO.
     
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    Hyperventilate.
     
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    When people say LISS how slow do you go to get the best benefits ? I'm trying to get a pace faster at running. I'm slow as shit but I have some hills.
     
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    I had to google them right now. I've always just done them intuitively. All the truly elite come to the drag curl one way, or another.
     
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    HIIT workouts are fantastic and can be exciting. Although I would definitely include jump rope into your workouts. Fantastic way to improve not just stamina but overall coordination as well.
     
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    Doing drag curls intuitively? You must be some sort of athleticism savant. I had to study in an ancient sacred mystic temple half way up an icy mountain in New Jersey to learn the way of the Drag Curl.
     
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    Nah man, anyone could do it if they stayed dedicated, were never satisfied, and were willing to sacrifice, and suffer. I'm just a regular guy. Nothing special about me. I just hope when others look at me they get inspired to really go for it... really, really go for it.
     
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    My best advice for cardio work out is to find a sport or an activity that entertains you.
    For example I like boxing and soccer. So I try to do my cardio when playing amateur soccer, train with my team or play with friends. Or I try to go to boxing classes.
    I do occasionally LISS runs but the most I have done is 5km and it was recently. It just gets boring for me and my motivation is zero. But call me for a soccer game or to hit the gym - do some heavy bag or few spar rounds I am dropping everything and I am comming, does not matter if I had a heavy lifting day earlier that day and I have worked.
     
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    Using a recreational sport as a way to improve your central cardio adaptions is definitely something that should be discussed more.
     
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