Best cardio exercise

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby Kon~man » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:14 am

in my opinion HIIT (High intensity interval training) is realy good because its fast all you need is 20 - 30 mins if you have a busy life, kick your body into hyper drive helping you burn fat, pushes your cardio to its limits and no equipment needed.

but all that said its really up to you if you enjoy walking or jogging for 1 - 2 hours then do that. doing something you do not like doing will just put you off exercise in my experience.

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby Laza » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:51 pm

Sprinting all the way, it kills my lungs and muscles every time.

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby Oksana Slavska » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:47 am

I don't know will it be useful for you, but my favorite cardio exercise is fast weight lifting. I'm not talking about big weight, but enough weight to do 20-25 squats and feel how my muscles burn.
If you don't like weights, try Tabata workout (20 sec active work, 10 sec rest. 4-5 min one exercise)

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby fitgirlsdiary » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:51 am

By me, the best cardio workout is rope skipping.

It takes a lot of energy, can be done outdoor or indoor, in many different styles, and it's a really good low budget fitness equipment.

20-30 minutes with a few 30 second breaks are just fine.


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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby josh11rg » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:33 pm

I find that circuit training with plenty exercises that include (as an example)
3 you like to do
2 you don't necessarily like to do
2 fun exercises

Small rest time and a good few sets

One example would be

Star jumps
squat jumps
Abs roll out
hula hoop
medicine ball slam

Go for 30 seconds on each one and you will be really tired by the end!

Hope this helped you :)

I have an instagram page if you would like to follow me for more circuits and videos


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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby jgerard » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:45 am

I really love spin for cardio. Spin classes are my only reason for going to the gym!

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby bepstein90 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:16 pm

Mine is easily jump rope HIIT with a weighted handle jump rope. It burns 400 calories for 15 minutes of HIIT and you get the EPOC effect after the workout which keeps you burning more calories for the rest of the day.

Here is an example of a workout I might do:

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby shanilbeekarry » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:13 am

depends on what you goal is.

For me I do my cardio in the morning I go for a 30 mins fasted cardio run in the morning.

Also sometimes after my weight I walk for 30 mins on the treadmill.

At the end of the day you can do various sort of cardio to achieve different objectives. You will need to define what yours is then I can give a more accurate answer.

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby Kevsworld » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:23 am

I wrote about this a while back (link below) but there really is no such thing as "best" cardio. It depends on your fitness, level, your goals, and your overall training. Lower intensity cardio (even just brisk walking) isn't bad at all if you are just starting out, fatigued from doing weight training, or looking for something to get warmed up. Higher intensity cardio has the advantage of burning calories in less time and tends to carry over to sports (since most sports are going to be anaerobic in nature). I'd say the "best" cardio is whatever you will do consistently enough to burn a few calories and get your heart pumping. The most important thing is to incorporate some form of it into your overall fitness plan.

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby RichardSmith » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:25 am

I found boxing was a great cardio workout which I still do, I also go cycling and swimming,works for me

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby Ashy123 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:50 pm

The best cardio exercise is the one that you actually do! haha Any exercise gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat. For me that's sprints, bike intervals and conditioning circuits.

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby goffjuan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:24 am

I think running an walking are best for cardio.

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Re: Best cardio exercise

Postby Vegas Jon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:36 pm

If you are also doing strength training, you should only do low-level cardio for the majority of your cardio as weight training is very recovery-intensive as it is. In my own experience adding anaerobic cardio (sprinting) in a large amount to a strength training program resulted in me injuring my knee from overuse.

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