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If depends on your regular exercise routine. If you only do light exercise then it's not a problem to skip exercising for a week or longer. People who do heavy exercise almost every day may experience problems. Heavy exercise burns a lot of energy (1000 Kcal in my case), it is burden on the body that has become part of the regular routine. You are used to ...


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Sources During this n=36 study, the optimal fat burning zone - i.e. the point at which one has the highest fat oxidation rate - occurred on average at 54.2% VO2max. However, the great variance between the participating individuals makes it hard to pinpoint this as the fat burning zone. Interestingly, this article by Alan Aragon, suggest that while fat ...


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Given the limitations the questioner encounters, a simple solution would be to either to hit the heavy bag for half an hour a day, or sit and perform lightweight dumbell exercises going through the entire range of possible joints and muscles, also for half an hour. Keep up a steady pace, elevate the heart rate, and keep going for the full 30 mins. In my many ...


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I've been sidelined with achilles tendinitis for 8 months now. I can't run or bike either; the only thing I can do is swim. Swimming has worked well for me; I highly recommend it. You won't mess up your achilles further but you'll retain cardio fitness. Any stroke works, and swimming is gentle enough that you can do it for hours if you want. A word of ...


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It should be a simple matter of energy output. Spending half an hour at 200W should have the same effect as a whole hour at 100W. So it all comes down to how much time you want to spend exercising and how exhausted you want to feel afterwards. Relatively more energy will come from fat during low intensity workouts, but the type of energy storage used doesn’...


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I believe you are looking to break down a 10km run into intervals that are suitable for helping you develop anerobic fitness for competing. Hopefully you understand that to improve at X activity, the common advice is to DO X activity A LOT. However, progression through intervals can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. The Main types I am aware of: ...


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Given a primary goal of fat oxidation (burning), I would suggest lowering the intensity of your workouts. 80% of HRmax is an anaerobic level of effort -- at this intensity, you're burning mostly carbohydrates and not much fat. By lowering your cardio intensity to 65% of HRmax, your workout fat burn rate will roughly double [see, for example, Figure 2 of ...


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A very good cardio activity that does not induce any shock in your body (like running) is swimming. You said you have access to a pool (although limited), I advise you to go swimming as much as you can, and alternate swim types (crawl, butterfly, etc) That being said, if you already have good cardio, you won't "lose" it after two weeks rest! And after these ...



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