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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Cuban Moses, May 8, 2008.

  1. Cuban Moses Orange Belt

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    I am cutting for a tournament coming up on may 17th. I need to drop a few pounds. I already do interval training in the evenings and class at night. I want to add conditoning in the mornings that won't tax my body too bad. I do lsd runs, but they hurt my legs a lot since I haven't done them much lately. I'm not too good on the jump rope either.

    I don't have access to a gym either. I'd like to do something that won't impact my legs too much, so a bike would be perfect, but I don't have one. Any other ideas?
     
  2. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Swimming, rowing or bagwork


    Your diet should be a bigger concern though if you're trying to cut weight though, so make sure that's spot on before burning yourself out with conditioning to lose weight. It's alot easier to not eat 100 cals than it is to burn it off
     
  3. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    If you have a few pounds to lose relax.

    As long as you weigh in a few hours before the completition just sweat it out the day before.
     
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    I am getting my diet right. An extra pound or two of fat lost from exercise can't hurt tho.

    I gotta see if I can find a public pool.
     
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    Nice article. My question would be if I were to swim and maintain my diet, would it be a good option? I've read that the body has to compensate for the cold water, and it causes an increase in ****bolism. I would like to swim because of the low impact on my joints. Share your thoughts.
     
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    Eat little and often.
     
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    its interesting. i couldnt tell you why, but theres definitely a difference between sprinters and swimmers.

    michael phelps:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/381028570_083475b1f7.jpg

    shawn crawford:
    http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2006/04/19/Shawn_Crawford_RELAYS_vert.jpg

    to add to the article though, theres a few other reasons sprinters might be leaner than swimmers.

    -sprints are shorter. typically, the leanest athletes spend the smallest amount of time going all out. swimming events are more comparable (m-etabolically at least) to the 400m dash and middle distance events. the truth of the matter is 400m+ athletes arent as lean as 400m- athletes.

    -sprints have better athletes. more people sprint than swim.

    -AAS. steroids = lean. guys that have been busted (shawn crawford, dwain chambers, ben johnson, michael johnson, marion jones) are noticeably leaner than their non busted counterparts.
     

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