weighted cardio

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by DaGREATkabookie**, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. any thoughts on doing weighted cardio, ie sledgehammer training, high rep squats 20+,
    bears (dead, to clean, to front squat, to press, to overhead squat, to front squat, back to dead) and such for a high intensity brief cardio routine, benifit vs risks, and how does it differ from sprints or high intensity cardio w/out weight. THANKS
  2. GreenRecon Swift, Silent, Deadly

    Nov 21, 2005
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    On patrol in the red zone.
    Every third leg workout I do 6 sets of 20rep squats. Find a wieght that you can just barely get 20reps on your first set, and then do 6 sets. It cripples me.
  3. Brad Morris Green Belt Professional Fighter

    Sep 15, 2004
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    Melbourne, Australia
    I often do 10 minute drills with a heavy tyre (tire) or 10 minute drills with a heavy sandbag, or bear crawling drills or stand up sparring with a weightvest on. Some times I'll do high rep (50rep) squats sets.

    Obviously, I can't lift really heavy on these type of drills but I find it to be a little more sports specific than just doing heavy lifts in the gym in a perfect (or at least well set up) environment. The sandbag and tyre are great because by the time I get to the 4th minute I'm sweating heavily and starting to breath heavily, and its a similar stamina required to finish a fight. While I still do some LSD cardio such as road running I am more concerned with putting as much effort as I can into a 10 or 15 minute time period because thats the length of most organisations fights last. I have had good results doing these type of drills and tabata intervals in the same week (not one after the other though).
  4. i keep my weight lifting sessions short 30-40 min excluding warmup would doing 10 -15 min of high intensity weighted cardio help or hurt, btw my current goal is to lose weight and maintain or gain some muscle.

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