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TLC
03-17-2010, 06:48 PM
Got some bills I have to handle before I can get back to the gym, so I'm hoping you guys can hook me up with a good basic conditioning program i can work with until then.

Thanks in advance for any help.

rockdawg21
03-17-2010, 10:25 PM
What type of conditioning are you wanting?

I.E. aerobic, anaerobic, a combination thereof, etc.?

County Mike
03-18-2010, 10:45 AM
Here you go:

http://www.splendicity.com/hotmamadaily/files/2007/11/dove-moisturizing-conditioner.jpg

TLC
03-18-2010, 11:10 PM
What type of conditioning are you wanting?

I.E. aerobic, anaerobic, a combination thereof, etc.?

Probably more aerobic than anything at this point. I figure if I can increse the size of my gas tank, I'll be better suited to hanging in the gym once I get started there.

rockdawg21
03-19-2010, 12:05 PM
Probably more aerobic than anything at this point. I figure if I can increse the size of my gas tank, I'll be better suited to hanging in the gym once I get started there.
In that case, high intensity interval training is going to ramp your VO2 Max faster than anything. Basically, it's all about getting your heart rate to 90% and above multiple times in a very short bout. For example, I'll use the exercise bike:

4:30 warmup
0:30 100% effort
0:30 50% effort
- repeat 8-12 times
5:00 cooldown

That's your cardio. It sounds easy, but it's extremely brutal. Typically, after a session like this, I'll have reached a max HR of 190 (which is my calculated MHR) and a constant HR of 175 (not including warmup & cooldown). Do this 2 or 3 times a week and have a regular interval or steady-state in there somewhere as well. Tests have shown combining HIIT with traditional cardio works better than doing just HIIT alone.

For articles on HIIT, here you go:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?page=HIIT