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I use to run for 30-40 minutes. For the last 6 months, I have done high instense interval training. My running on the treadmill is not 12-15 min. and I get the same cardio workout. I would suggest you look into this as it is a more effective workout.


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A similar question was asked of Cecil Adams in his Straight Dope column about the differences in heart rate between exercising and caffeine. I think that the central takeaway is similar in both cases. Cardio exercise is not about raising the heart rate — that's just a handy metric for measuring relative effort — but about exercising all of the systems of the ...


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Eliminate the work of storming around the room. Yes the heart is a muscle and working that muscle works that muscle. It is a very important muscle but it is a relatively small efficient muscle. The heart alone does not consume a lot of calories. If you are working legs and the legs ask for fuel and oxygen and that causes the heart to beat faster that is ...


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If strength or bodybuilding or sport skill is your goal, then cardio may be counterproductive to gains on any of those fronts. That's undeniably true at the extremes: you don't see any champion marathoners also winning in bodybuilding, nor powerlifting, nor gymnastics. That doesn't mean cardio is counterproductive to all progress. That doesn't mean that ...


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I'm a long distance cyclist (100 miles/week when in season) who does centuries and longer rides a few times a year. I ride 2500-3000 miles/year and lift a few times a week (deadlift/bench/others, plus a lot of stretching). Congrats on doing lifting; cycling is great for cardio but can lead to postural and other issues, and weightlifting can help. There ...


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Go talk to your physio, as they'll be able to give you some tailored suggestions, in addition to the usual balance / flexibility exercises. Anyway a few ideas you could discuss with them: Making it from one side of a hospital to the other. For places built for the sick and infirm most are very poorly designed, and a bit of an obstacle course, especially if ...


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As long as your accounting for the calories you burn and eating above your TDEE your gains won't suffer.


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People that say cardio is counter-productive are just people that want to justify not doing cardio. Cardio works the heart. The most important muscle in the body. A muscle critical to life. Lets say you want to bulk your legs with heavy reps. OK a long ride might limits your heavy reps the next day. But a long ride does build cardio, leg endurance, ...


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These days you can do just about anything you want. Adaptive equipment is available for most activities and sports. Prosthetics have come a long way and your rehab team and prosthetist should be able to help you meet your goals. The "blade runner" ran in the Olympics. When you think about it, everything we use is some type of adaptive equipment. A car ...


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It all depends on your training methodology. I can train my biceps 5 times a week, and that would not have any benefit in my hill climbing. I presume you get my point :)


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The answer to your question is: Yes, the numbers are real. Whether you burn those calories from walking, sprinting or doing housework the result (net burned calories) is exactly the same.


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You can actually burn that amount of calories by walking, but remember that the calories include the ones burned by your organism at rest. If you would sit down instead of walking you would also burn calories because every live cell in your body needs energy for normal processes. That being said, you have to know that calories are NOT the only thing you have ...


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s3v3ns answer pretty much covers it, but I'd like to be more specific about the diet. Doing cardio, even every day, will not guarantee that you lose weight (= have negative calorie balance), eating 500 kcal is much, much easier than running 500 kcal. So I'd recommend that you write down what you eat during a week, and don't try to eat healther than normal, ...


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To lose weight, your diet will be the most important thing you need to work on. As for cardio, I think that bicycle is an excellent way to start, since it is (in my opinion) better for your legs(if you feel you are overweight). I rarely do treadmill myself because of my knee. If you feel like you have some cardiovascular endurance then you can try HIIT(High ...


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On estimating your VO2Max number IN your home, and without specialist equipment, you could simply use the Sorensen formula: VO2max = 15.3 * ( MaximumHeartRateBMP / BasalHeartRateBMP) where: MaximumHeartRateBMP = 210 - 0.5*AgeYears [ACMS Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription] Alternatively use one of the Step tests: Queens, YMCA, Harvard, or ...



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