I just this past week read an article on perriformis. I'll see if I still have it!
I might -- mine's been okay for awhile now but could act up again at any time. Have you ever heard of perriformis syndrome? I think I have it.
Pax, my back is great not perfect but nothing like it used to be! I have two programs that I use and I also use my inversion table. If you would like them just ask! The only thing is I would need your email address!!!
Does this mean your back is doing a lot better? Because this sounds great that you're able to do so much, sounds like you've come a long way back. This is good news.
"Also don't understand how you're doing any exercise at all of any intensity with all the injuries you've already caused for yourself and those that were caused by others." Excuse me, My brain tumor I didn't cause! My knee was caused by getting hit by a bus! and the two genetic factors was inherited! The only things I can't do as per the doctor is no running and limit my vitamin K.
Just had my complete checkup and everything is OK! The only med I take is the rat poison for the gene factors. I go to the gym Mon.- Fri. I do cardio every day at the gym 3 days anaerobic and 2 days aerobic. Strength training I do on Mon,Wed, and Fri.
By the way, I want to add for anyone else who is reading this that my injuries won't be your injuries. The biggest reason for mine is a bad reaction a medication 9 years ago that has kept me unable to relax and unable to sleep well, and I've tried to exercise it away as that's the only thing that has helped, but it's left me with a lot of injuries. Before that I exercised hard and often but almost never got hurt, so I don't want to worry anyone else, I have special circumstances.
Don't really understand your post. Also don't understand how you're doing any exercise at all of any intensity with all the injuries you've already caused for yourself and those that were caused by others. but I hope this means you've recovered. But again, I really don't understand what you're saying here, but at least part of it is your repeated insistence that every human being is the same and needs the same things and reacts the same to the same things. Statistics are generalizations that allow for some data points in a discussion, but they never ever apply to a particular individual. You're also not well informed about how people have lived historically or how they live now in other cultures, and you seem to forget how your parents lived. My parent's generation, the WWII generation, never did cardio or any other exercise other than play. Yet they lived with far fewer injuries than those of use who grew up in the exercise fad era have gotten as we've aged. Interval training is one form of training, but like all fads it will be replaced by another one if it hasn't already. How many exercise miracle fads have you seen in your long life? They come and go, don't they? And the reason people do cardio first is it warms up the muscles, and most people don't do a whole lot of strength training. People who do a lot of strength training alternate days, cardio one day, strength the next. Varying exercise if you're able to do it physically trains the body better than repeating the same routine day in and day out, as you seem to suggest. But what I said was, it's our sedentary lives that make formal exercise important, but the more you exercise the more you will get hurt, as your body attests to. And mine. And as for interval cardio burning fat and not muscle, it depends on how long you do it. Interval a marathon and you will eat into your muscle. It just depends. I assume your workout given your very poor physical condition is pretty easy compared to endurance athletes, who do eat into their muscle doing cardio. Everything depends, and that's all I keep saying, whereas you keep telling everyone to do the same things you've bought into at the moment. Some people will certainly benefit with your routine, but others won't, which is why I never say what I do, only try to answer the question the poster poses as best I can. I'm not out to convert anyone to my way of doing things. And if your cardio routine wears you out too much to do your strength routine, then you probably shouldn't be doing both on the same day either way -- you're overdoing it still. Now, I do what little cardio I can do with my current injuries after that day's strength exercises because for me I don't like doing them with sweat running down everywhere, but I also do a short cardio routine of only 22 minutes. When I was younger and less injured I did an hour of cardio, and I certainly wasn't going to combine that much with strength training, so I alternated days. Other people may find other routines are better for them. Here's an example of what I mean by you're being taken in by fads -- core building has become this huge thing, but particular in baseball they now are starting to believe the core building has caused new and more difficult injuries to treat and that take longer to heal, such as oblique injuries they never saw before. So they're rethinking. Always rethinking because we just don't know these things. Core building I was given has apparently helped give me an exacerbated version of an old milder injury called perriformis syndrome, and boy does it hurt and get in the way. Running shoes apparently weakened my feet and gave me plantar fasciitis, as it has so many others. Every new thing is the greatest thing until it's not. So who has homework to do?
If you just want muscle then you don't need cardio!
You need to do interval cardio that burns more fat and not the muscle!
I do my interval after my strength training as most people do cardio first! That
will only make you worn out to do your strength training. Pax you need to do your homework!!
Well, certainly, nobody needs to do cardio every day, or ever, for that matter. Depends on how much activity you do at work, but if you look at most cultures you won't find cardio or any other formal exercise in their lives other than the rigor of living. Resistance training gives you the definition, not food, while cardio is good for the heart, but both are good exercise and both burn calories as long as you don't overdo it and hurt yourself. If there's a particular part of your body where you want more definition I'd consult a personal trainer. Resistance training can be done with weights or without weights. Now, simple carbs will turn to sugar in the body more quickly and store as fat if not burned off quickly, whereas protein takes much longer to store as fat and so you might consider eating more quality protein, but you're not going to get definition without resistance training.
You need to do cardio at least every day! 30-40 minutes. You also need to do strength training at least two times per week. Eat small meals at least five to six times a day. Women can keep their metabolisms running more efficiently and burn more fat and calories throughout the day by spacing meals and snacks three to four hours apart.