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    kaidranzer is offline Junior Member
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    Question Mixing cardiovascular conditioning with strength training

    Hi everyone. I was wondering whether any of you have tried doing some cardio exercises on your non-strength training days. I'm looking to add jumping ropes to my routine so that it would look something like:

    Alternate days - CC (2 exercises on weekdays, full body on weekends)
    Off days - Rope jumps + Trifecta

    Do you think adding jumping ropes would be a bit too much and may interfere with my CC workouts?

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    If you're going for reps in the hundred, it might interfere with your recovery. However, if you're doing it in manageable sets, I don't see why it would interfere.

    The other option is to use something like weighted jump ropes to increase conditioning demands, but you have to be careful not to over do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeCat View Post
    If you're going for reps in the hundred, it might interfere with your recovery. However, if you're doing it in manageable sets, I don't see why it would interfere.

    The other option is to use something like weighted jump ropes to increase conditioning demands, but you have to be careful not to over do it.
    Do you mean hundred reps per set or a total of hundred reps spread across sets? And yes I was thinking of moving up to weighted jump ropes/KB swings after a certain point.

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    I average 5k of running and another 5k of running most days and strength train daily. It doesn't jntervere too much if you're smart about it. My daily strength warm up is 3-5 x 25 push ups, 7 pull ups, and 20 sit ups. This idea of "too much" is mostly all in your head. Your body will be fine.
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    If Jack Lalanne could swim everyday for cardio after his workouts and still get ripped you'll be fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewR View Post
    I average 5k of running and another 5k of running most days and strength train daily. It doesn't jntervere too much if you're smart about it. My daily strength warm up is 3-5 x 25 push ups, 7 pull ups, and 20 sit ups. This idea of "too much" is mostly all in your head. Your body will be fine.
    Sounds good. I can always experiment with what works best. Just wanted to check whether anyone's had their calves sore on a squat day due to a cardio session on the previous day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Kenny View Post
    If Jack Lalanne could swim everyday for cardio after his workouts and still get ripped you'll be fine!
    I don't know who Jack Lalanne is but I'll take your word for it.

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    I hate LISS cardio like jogging and skipping rope, but I do HIIT once or twice a week. Sometimes I do it on off days, sometimes I tack it on at the end of a strength training session (since if I did it at the beginning, the fatigue would interfere with the strength work).

    Usually I just do circuits of push, pull and squats for about 10-15 minutes until I feel like my lungs and/or head are about to pop. E.g. x close push ups, y horizontal pulls, z squat jumps, repeat til time's up. Occasionally I throw in a little shadow boxing to catch my breath in between circuits, add weight to the squat jumps, or whatever. Works well enough and doesn't impede recovery at all, as far as I can tell.
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    I'll do 40 to 50 miles of fast riding during the warmer months on the weekends only but I don't do any leg work during this time as it interferes with my cadence on the bike. I tried to mix in jumping rope during the tail end of winter but it gave me a pain on the outside of my right leg, it was at the top of my calf muscle. Never did figure out how to fix that so I had to stop.

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    Try the stuff in Explosive Calisthenics. It's good & works to help strength as well as cardio- that way you get more of a benefit from your workout overall.
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