CT Fletcher Cardio

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CT Fletcher Cardio

CT Fletcher Cardio

One thing that a lot of powerlifters and bodybuilders tend to cut out or slack on is their cardio. Is cardio necessary?

Well, it’s a healthy decision to make because it’ll improve your heart and your lungs by a substantial amount but is it necessary for body building?

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Isn’t Cardio Great For Fat Loss Through?

Well, yes it is, but it’s not the best tool for combating fat loss. If you have an excess amount of fat that you’d like to lose, then you don’t need to focus on cardio so much as you need to focus on your diet.

If you spend all this time doing cardio exercises to lose weight but then stuff your face with the highest amount of calorie consumption food you can find, you’re just reversing the process.

Cardio is better for your interior health such as your heart and your lungs. You’ll live longer off cardio, and that’s not to say that people haven’t lost weight doing anything but cardio.

A lot of bicyclists who travel long distances are skinny. That’s because they mostly drink water, they cut out of all the sugars and disgusting crap that’s in cola products and a lot of them eat healthy diets.

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CT Fletcher’s Cardio Routine

  1. Boxing/Martial Arts – Whether it’s hitting the heavy bags or street bags, CT Fletcher used to be into boxing before he got into body building.

He says he likes to regularly train in boxing when not bodybuilding because it’s something he loves to do and he believes that boxing is one of the best forms of cardio.

He’s also stated that he enjoys cardio because if one of the “young muthafuckas” mistakes him for some old has been who can’t throw down, he’d love to show them wrong.

  1. Wind Sprints – This isn’t something he does as often as boxing, but wind sprints are a highly effective way of building up your lung capacity and doing cardio in an effective amount of time.

Not a lot of people like to run long distance jogs or do those 5k marathons, so that’s why there are wind sprints.

These sprints were designed to go as quick as you can over a short distance, to rest a little and to do it again. Short bursts for running are highly efficient and can save you a lot of time over a 3-hour jog.

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Is Cardio Even Worth The Effort And Hassle?

It depends on what you’re trying to do and how much time you have available to train.

If you do absolutely no cardio what so ever, then you can be a rock solid tank but be completely out of shape.

If you’re just trying to bulk up, and you really could care less about your lungs/heart, then ignore cardio completely. It’s always a good idea to do some form of cardio though for your personal health.

CT Fletcher doesn’t focus mostly on cardio, but even he realizes the importance of doing it every once in a while.

One for personal health and one for knocking people out if he needs to.

 

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