View Full Version : mix it up or stay the same?

10-06-2004, 07:59 AM
hey...me and my boyfriend have been arguing over what is more effective:

Doing the same cardio(eliptical trainer), day in day out...say for 1hr at a time, but using different resistances


Doing different cardio routines and mixing it up a little, but for the same duration

I've hit a plateau and he said it doesn't matter about the cardio, my body will keep burning the same amount of fat, but i think that doing different cardio for the same amount of time, just mixing it up, might shock my body a little and get it going again? Any opinions?

10-06-2004, 08:06 AM
Cardio adaption....Yes, you can adapt. Your body is designed for survival and will adapt quickly.

You will get noticable results in the beginning by keeping it the same, but after 6-8 weeks...Boom..plateau. Time to mix it up. You can change cardio around by mixing the intensity, time, duration, choice of exercie, HIIT, etc.

Good work tay. ;)