View Full Version : Cadio Help and Tips

08-03-2012, 06:47 PM
I can't for the life of me run on a treadmill or elyptical... 10 minutes and I'm done. I've lost about 25lbs and basically have hit a brickwall on losing 10 more pounds. I'm 5'6" 180-185lbs and want to be 10lbs less. I play sports on a weekly basis and can run for hours. I can also take my cruiser out for 10 miles no problem. I just can't run for shit. Does anyone know of any good cardio workouts or routines or just some pointers in general.

Spec C
08-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Running sucks..lol

You don't need to run. Get on a treadmill set it to 7-10+ incline, 3.0mph and incline walk for 30 min(don't hold the side rails). If you can do that easily you can throw more incline or speed at it(3.2-3.6)

Do that 3-4 times a week, and as you need more, you can add more time to each session, or another day.

Just keep it at a low-moderate intensity.

But quite honestly I would examine your diet first as it is 100x more important than cardio. You should be able to lose that 10lb pretty easy on diet alone.

08-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Over a year ago I weighed 210. I've been working out and changed my diet like crazy. I'm a chef so the food part isn't hard for me. Over this past year I've lost all this weight and I can't seem to lose anymore. I want to stay comfortably between 170 and 175. My gains in muscles I'm very satisfied with I just want to become more lean and conditioned. I'll def try your workout.

Spec C
08-03-2012, 07:42 PM
It really is a function of diet. Bottom line is you are still eating more than you burn. So you can increase the cardio, or possibly decrease your food intake. Lastly you can do both.

Just make small changes, 250 calories or so will go a long way to get progress moving again. If you can get a solid 3-4 days of cardio that will help as well.

Good luck!

08-03-2012, 07:49 PM
My wife does a lot of pilates?

Spec C
08-03-2012, 08:31 PM
There's also ZUMBA.