View Full Version : How much Cardio do you do per day/week??


NYC
08-09-2005, 10:19 PM
Ive been starting to do a lot more cardio than i usually have done, and i was just wondering how many days on/off should i do cardio.. Because i know if you dont take a rest day or something your muscles wont grow because they wont have time to grow.. So how much do you do??

rocco1252
08-09-2005, 11:21 PM
I have no choice than to ride my bike 7 miles each way so i can make it to the gym and train 6 days a week. I run 3.1 miles 7 days a week at 7 am. I jump rope 10 minutes daily and thats all my cardio.

rocco1252
08-09-2005, 11:26 PM
And you definately need a day off sometimes 2 depending on how in shape you really are. Do as much as you feel you can handle on a daily basis, set a pace for yourself and set times each day for that so your always ready when the time comes make that part of your life and you will see results. Stamina is one of the most if not the most important thing to have especially when you fight. When you need that second wind to kick in and you have nothing left than boom your all winded up again, and you can take that fight to places where the other guy may not be able to go.

outofline
08-09-2005, 11:30 PM
cardio is the hardest exercise imo. im running/walking also everyday now. its hard but i feel its the most important.

ya know i learn a lot from u guys, karmas to all of you in this section
(as soon as i can)

myke_test1
08-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Well Cardio i do all my cardio at 4 am and i run 6 miles(2 miles running forward 1 mile sideways and 3 miles running backwards) three times a week then after that i go to the gym at 10 am

i'm trying to lose alot of weight i use to weigh 280lbs now i'm 198lbs and i'm trying to get down to 175lbs

rocco1252
08-10-2005, 03:36 PM
Whats up does anyone else not do cardio or what?

eil3m3nt
08-11-2005, 03:04 AM
i do 3 miles on MON TUES and THURS + speedpunching for about 40 mins 3x a week.. im bout to step it up soon.. this summer i went from 205 to 178 :D tryina get down to 170-174.. so yeah

Jaysundotcom
08-11-2005, 10:36 AM
I run 4 miles 6 days a week

2 days out the week I add an extra 2 mile run in at 5 am

dionysusolympus
08-11-2005, 10:38 AM
I run 2 miles per day. 3-4 miles (at least trying to) on Sunday.

EXIGE
08-11-2005, 11:30 AM
I do 20 minutes intense jump rope everyday other than wednesday when i actually go to boxing training.

Im stepping that up to 40 minutes soon.

But dont be fooled by cardio, they worked out that most of the time spent in the ring is done so using Anaerobic exercise (about 80-85%). so cardio may not necessarily help these situations.

rocco1252
08-11-2005, 11:44 AM
I do 20 minutes intense jump rope everyday other than wednesday when i actually go to boxing training.

Im stepping that up to 40 minutes soon.

But dont be fooled by cardio, they worked out that most of the time spent in the ring is done so using Anaerobic exercise (about 80-85%). so cardio may not necessarily help these situations.
first let me recommend something, jump rope is great for cardio but it really only works legs and arms as well as stamina. You would be better off doing 20 minutes of shadow boxing, not only does it work basically the whole body it adds to stamina because you are actually throwing punches and bobbing and weaving. You can jump rope all day long and help yourself out yes but it isnt going to be a big advantage in the ring especially when your throwing punches and having punches throw at you!

random guy
08-11-2005, 04:50 PM
i run 10 miles a day 5 in the morning 5 at night go to the gym and do the andre ward running stuuf on the tredmill at school and I skip rope for 10 mins: 1 min doubles, 1min cross overs, 1 min skip, 1 min double cross 1 min reguardouble cross. and then I do it again

outofline
08-12-2005, 08:05 AM
i have a ques,

if you missed running a day or two, you make up for it by adding miles or you just follow your normal routine?

Shaolin Bushido
08-12-2005, 08:13 AM
I've been running 4 or 5 days a week, sometimes twice a day for 4 miles. Lost 22 pounds.

NYC
08-13-2005, 03:57 PM
Ive been doing 30 minutes of cardio a day for a week now, and ive lost 6 pounds, but thats because i still ignore diet and eat as much as i normally do..If i had dieted and layed off the carbs i could have lost 10+ pounds..

rocco1252
08-16-2005, 12:31 PM
Ive been doing 30 minutes of cardio a day for a week now, and ive lost 6 pounds, but thats because i still ignore diet and eat as much as i normally do..If i had dieted and layed off the carbs i could have lost 10+ pounds..
thats an awful lot of weight to lose in a week especailly if you have been in shape before working out, or is this your first time working out doing cardio and your overweight by quite a lot? I am 15 pounds over weight from where I want to be at 145 and I only lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks working my ass off for atleast 2 hours a day! What exercises are you doing to lose that much weight?

Hunna
08-17-2005, 02:30 AM
for a bunch of boxing computer nerds u guys claim to do alot of cardio.

patto1984
08-18-2005, 03:41 AM
for a bunch of boxing computer nerds u guys claim to do alot of cardio.

ahahahaha! no **** they train like pros.

Pugnacious_Z
08-18-2005, 04:48 AM
i reakon, sum of these guys train like pros and some even better, its weird there not champs yet, LOL

PunchDrunk
08-18-2005, 05:04 AM
i reakon, sum of these guys train like pros and some even better, its weird there not champs yet, LOL

There's a big difference between training and actually performing in the ring. Some people can train like champs, but just don't have it in the ring. Other people can be lazy or just train the wrong way, and STILL be champions.

Trainng hard, and RIGHT, would enhance their performance even more though, so everybody should train hard and smart, to achieve their full potential.

GreenTea
08-18-2005, 05:54 AM
The boxers run traditionally in the morning and do the other training in the evening. My advice is the following:

Monday, Wednesday, Fiday:
In the morning anaerobic intervals and sprints by running or cykling. So that your feets are the only part of your body which get exhausted and you can perform something hard on your upper body in the evening session.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Aerobic running, for example 3 miles or 5 km. In the evening sparring etc.

Sunday
Rest. If you are willing to do something, just jog or walk lightly.

By doing this you improve both, aerobic and anaerobic endurance and also take care of the important rest. It would be good if you separate the anaerobic running and hard sparring sessions under the different days, otherwise it will be too hard for your body. In fact, if you perform too much anaerobic training your body get overtrained and youŽll do only harm to yourself. Be careful and train hard but wisely.
Sleep well, eat and live healthy.