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Old 08-06-2002, 02:15 AM   #26
Dojo: Great Wave Aikido
Location: Alberta, Canada
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Jon Harris (j0nharris) wrote:
I just gotta know if you were set on fire in the parachute accident, or during randori???

Cause we've got an old flamethrower in the closet that Sensei keeps threatening to get out!

No, unfortunately; the words 'Aikido' and 'On fire' have yet to be applied to me in the same sentence.


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Old 08-06-2002, 07:57 PM   #27
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Dojo: Team Combat USA
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Thats for the references...I will check them out...this stuff changes it seems constantly.

I know from my experiences, both as a collegiate athlete, and as a U.S. Army Ranger, I have found the inverse to be true for myself. (As a mesomorph, I have to watch my weight.)

Avoiding injuries and increasing my fat burning, using a heart rate monitor for long, slow distances several times a week has done a better job.

I have trained extensively with HIIT type workouts in past, especially for the Pole Vaulting that I did. Also worked well when I was sparring in my younger days in full contact karate.

Riding my bike about two hours a day back and forth from work seems to do it for me.

Thanks for all the info...I will definitely check it out!

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Old 08-06-2002, 08:38 PM   #28
Kevin Wilbanks
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There is no doubt that prolonged, continuous endurance work can contribute to fat loss. If you like it, and you have the time, it's definitely a valid option. Personally, I don't like that kind of exercise any more as I find it too long and tedious.

The other issue with any kind of endurance workouts is their 'side effects' on whatever other training goals you are pursuing. Too much continuous aerobics tend to interfere with efforts to gain muscle and strength - particularly higher intensity work... too much running in particular can kill muscle building progress. The reasons behind this aren't fully understood, and how much is too much varies widely among individuals. Many report that HIIT work interferes less with muscle gain, others feel that large amounts of very low intensity aerobics is the least interfering. This issue is difficult to quantify and study, so there aren't any really solid guidelines. For me, the worst is very high intensity aerobics, like fartlek runs, tempo runs, or VO2max intervals. If I do one of these, I can see it in my strength performance the very next workout.

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