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06-14-2009, 12:22 AM
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Giroux tha Damaja
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Wind sprints (intervals) have worked great for me, but I honestly think that almost any reasonable method of cardio training can work for anyone. It is a mistake to pick one method and fixate on what exercise you're doing, as opposed to how they're doing it. In my opinion, cardio should suck. It should be miserable. No matter what you end up doing you should do it with a level of intensity that makes you hate it. Basically, in my experience, it isn't what you do, but how you do it. Make it suck.

I run 5 kilometes in about 22:45 (kind of slow, but I have the exact opposite of a runners build). What I did for a few months was run 60 seconds at my 5k race pace, the sprint for thirty seconds. When I started that I used to make it about a mile and a quarter before I threw up. After a while it got to the point where I would have muscle failure before truly running out of breath in pretty much any exercise I did.

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