Quit Smoking - Cardio Suggestions?

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  1. The_Dane Guest

    I just quit smoking and I need some suggestions on things to really help me get my cardio back. Even when I was smoking I was still playing hockey and working out so it is not bad but I would really like to step it up now. I am looking for suggestions and help. Thanks!
     
  2. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Ya gotta give a little more info to work with. "not too bad" is a very subjective phrase. Does that mean you can run 5 miles without keeling over dead, or 100m? Can you swim 3 laps without stopping to catch your breath or a mile?
     
  3. The_Dane Guest

    That is a good point, I don't think I could run 5 miles without dying but I feel I am still in good shape. I continued to skate the entire time which is very hard on the cardio, so I still feel I am in good shape but now that I have quit I really want to focus on my cardio. So for someone who is in better then average cardio shape but really wants to go to the next level I am looking for suggestions. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Just keep adding to the skating. Swimming is a great place to start. Rowing is also a good full-body conditioning tool. You can also see some of the routines guys do on here regularly like the Magic 50. 10 db snatches, 10 db swings, 10 burpees, rest 1 min and repeat until 50 are done. Time yourself and you can use that workout periodically to check how your work capacity is increasing.
     
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    Thanks Reloaded!
     
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    cardio is over rated - dont you miss those smokes man-would'nt you like one now- you should have one- go on- it wont kill you:icon_twis

    seriously though- just like you would increase the weight you lift if you were going to get stronger- do that with whatever cardio exercise you do- just up the intensity a bit- then a bit more

    i always felt it easier to work on cardio if i am motivated by a fight or something- training cardio for the sake of it can be boring-so if you can do something like your skating that involves skill and you get your work out you will find it easier.
     
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    sounds like a good workout but thats not the magic 50
     
  8. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    could have clarified that th 10 DB snatches and 10 DB swings are 5 per arm, but yeah, it is.

    Magic 50

    Looks like it to me
     
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    I do 10 per arm... 50 each! :)
     
  10. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Damn over-achievers:rolleyes:


    J/K, more power to ya! I'm happy cause I can do the whole thing without extra break time.
     
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    yea i prolly coulda been more specific i was just referring to its only 5 per arm no hard feelings bro
     
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    i kinda started off on the wrong foot new poster but not new to the site love everything...im a regular at rossboxing and hope to make helpful contributions to sherdog...cheers
     
  13. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    LOL, no worries. Generally on the occasions that I make a post like that it's more of an attempt to be a smart-ass than an attack or being mad/offended.

    Looking forward to your contributions, I just did day 39 of the 50-day sample in the back of II. I'm a big fan & supporter of Ross's stuff, as you may have noticed by the sig.
     

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