9bd33dab06ad6696b1b6a06aed818f05
0

Maintaining cardiovascular fitness on as little cardio as possible

by 659 · July 07, 2012 8:54 AM

Quick question;

Just come off a 6 month phase working up my running/cardio ability for a work based role. Little to say it didn't work out.

Currently have a 9:30min 2.4k and are looking to hold onto it with as little running as possible. Trying to drop the running and throw in a lot more sprints/heavy lifting and go back to my shape/size I was while crossfitting and pre endurance training.

Something as simple as 3 x 1km repeats with a sprint session (400,200,100's) be enough to hang onto it?

Would love to hear from anyone with any experience in terms of minimal training for endurance.

Thanks

Total Views
532

Recent Activity
D58c513cccb6e80e7b9d5ac93eaeec7b

Last Activity
781D AGO

Followers
0

Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly

4 Replies

E032bfc8626e3e4eca98c1d251e26b87
2
80 · July 07, 2012 4:17 AM

Better make those uphill sprints... nothing drastic--a gentle slope will do. 100-120 yds. at least 8-10 times (2-3x/week) will do wonders.

D58c513cccb6e80e7b9d5ac93eaeec7b
2
3207 · July 07, 2012 2:59 AM

1 to 2 HIIT sessions per week will surely do it for ya

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73
2
20762 · July 07, 2012 2:39 AM

I doubt you even need the 3 x 1m sessions. One sprint session a week plus some general crossfitesque metcons and some heavy lifting should be fine. By sprint session, I mean short and fast and hard. Something like 10x40m with a minute or so rest in between. Each sprint should be 100% effort, that means the first one will be a lot faster than the last one.

47d95dba9e5b773602478a2d7af523bb
0
0 · July 07, 2012 8:54 AM

why not Interval training ?

Answer Question

Login to Your PaleoHacks Account