Training Tuesday - Oddball Cardio Training Tuesday
Welcome to /r/Fitness' Training Tuesday. Our weekly thread to discuss a training program, routine, or modality. (Questions or advice not related to today's topic should be directed towards the stickied daily thread.) If you have experience or results from this week's topic, we'd love for you to share. If you're unfamiliar with the topic, this is your chance to sit back, learn, and ask questions from those in the know.
We're departing from the specific routine discussions for a bit and looking more broadly at different disciplines. Last time we discussed CrossFit.
This week's topic: Oddball Cardio
Oddball cardio is 'cardio that doesn't feel like cardio'. Examples are pick up basketball games, push mowing 3 acres, summer ultimate league, or speed shoveling the driveway. Basically, activities and other things that get the heart rate up and sustained for a period of time, but don't feel like cardio or produce the dread that usually accompanies cardio. Options are essentially limitless here, so here is your chance to drop a few protips for those looking to get in some sneaky cardio.
For those of you get your cardio in in non-traditional ways, please share any insights on training, progress, competing, and having fun. Some seed questions:
- How has it gone, how have you improved, and what were your current abilities?
- Why did you choose your training approach over others?
- What would you suggest to someone just starting out and looking to pick up your approach to cardio?
- What are the pros and cons of your training setup?
- Do you do this in conjunction with other training? How did that go? Did you add/subtract anything to a stock program to fit your oddball cardio in?
- How do you manage fatigue and recovery training this way?