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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by TAWS6, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. TAWS6

    TAWS6 Blue Belt

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    so I actually did search around and find a lot of conflicting answers. On a day when I train legs, is it doing more harm than good to run on the treadmil for 20-30 minutes after the workout?
     
  2. ASEGSEA

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    EZA/Joel Jamieson states 15-25 minutes of cardio actually stimulates recovery, without hurting it.

    That being said, he also states in his book that any cardio over 40 minutes within 24-48 hours of your lift will do more harm than good.
     
  3. TAWS6

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    ya im kind of just starting to do actually jogging, cardio before was sparring or rolling. so anymore than 30 and i would die hahah
     
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    wat, 48 hours? How is one supposed to do cardio at all when lifting 3 times a week then?
     
  5. ASEGSEA

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    I agree. I can barely wait 24 hours, so I'm not exactly sure about the 48 period. I'll read into once I get home.
     
  6. Kennethguye

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    I always do 10-20 mins after leg day, i think it feels great and loosens me up from the heavy squatting, i say do it, just dont go crazy and run for an hour or you ll lose alot of size, just do enough to cool down
     
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    Why do you have a leg day?
     
  8. Big H

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    A lot of people do a push/pull/squat
     
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    yea im a big supporter of the treadmill in general for cardiovascular health. Run after you lift regardless of what lift you do. If I squat and don't run the soreness is a tad worse I believe. 20 minutes is all I do.
     
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    I always do light cardio after leg day. Only enough to loosen up the legs, nothing harder that that. I am a thrower in the highland games and I am always trying to gain weight. But I always stick to my bike or if I have acces to a pool, swimming. My knees yell at me if I run.
     
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  11. flak

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    I think walking or jogging for 10-20 minutes would probably be okay. Try it for a few weeks and see what happens. Don't run (like, maybe 6.0 mph and up). It's too much work, and you're probably gonna be too clumsy after a good lifting session to be able to run safely on a treadmill.
     
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    Are you talking about right after heavy squatting? I think if you're going to do cardio immediately after heavy squatting, you're better off doing something lower impact than running. Like cycling, rowing, or swimming. If you are dead set on running, keep it light.
     
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    I still don't think this guy has read the FAQ
     
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    Yeah, because reading the FAQ takes a long time! And he's busy duh!
     
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    even a few minutes after every workout is good, it will trim fat and keep your heart healthy :)
     
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    When people come in here talking about arm or leg days they don't follow a 3 day split like that. I don't think anyone following that routine would call that day "legs" anyway, since its comes off as bodybuilder body part split shit.
     
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    my fuckin god you guys are picky. it's a wonder people even post here to ask for help. I called it leg day meaning the day I do some leg training, I don't do a leg exercise EVERYDAY therefore I was wondering if the days when I do a leg exercise, is the treadmil ok. Do some people troll here just to post sarcastic comments? lol
     
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    My fucking god some guys are whiny. It's a wonder people even post here if all they're going to do is whine...Do some people troll here just to post whiny comments?
     
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    can I have some cheese
     
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    I usually do my cardio before my weights.

    I usually also feel pretty good.
     

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