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Questions tagged [cardio]

Cardio is a shorthand term for aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is comprised of activities that tend to improve the body's utilization of oxygen.

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Is lactate threshold different for different activities and/or muscle groups?

Is the adaption resulting from lactate threshold training mainly in the trained muscles, in the cardiovascular system, or both? If I improve my lactate threshold through one kind of training, ...
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Punches on punch bag for muscle gain

Will punching a punch bag fast and for a decent amount of time help in muscle gain ? The reason I ask this is because when I punch the punch bag I feel my bicep and shoulder muscles starting to ...
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Running up stairs

Would running up some typical stairs in a home be good cardio ? If so how many times should I run up stairs to start burning fat. My house is a two floor house.
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My cardio class burns my muscle?

I decided that I want to change my body completely, my weight is 167.5 pounds and my height is 1.65 meters. I follow a diet and I go to the gym in the night. I have been going to the gym since two ...
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Mixing anaerobic or lactate threshold training and base aerobic training in the same workout

I typically have 1.5 hours available for a workout once a day. However I can only really manage around 45 minutes of effective high intensity intervals or lactate threshold training in one session. ...
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How much time is long enough for endurance practice?

In my quest to improve endurance when running, hit on this site which suggests to perform exercise at a moderate level of intensity for an extended period. Question is what does extended period here ...
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What kind of anaerobic exercises should one avoid during lower back pain?

So, I went to an orthopaedic because I was experiencing lower back pain for several months and got an X-Ray done. The report says that my L5 is sacralised, L4 has spondylolisthesis, and a mild forward ...
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Should we do cardio each day.?

I am 87 Kg with height of 5'11. My body fat percent is ~ 27%. I want to cut some fat and gain good muscles. I have recently joined a gym where the trainer has told me to do treadmill, cross trainer &...
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How fast swimming increases lungs volume?

It's easy to find a lot of information of how much swimmer's lungs are bigger than in general population and how it compares to other activities (with musicians playing wind instruments being on the ...
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Sudden burst of energy

So a back story first; yesterday I played some badminton games with my friends, and I kind of pushed myself a bit harder than usual. Usually I'll get out of breath after 2-3 sets of a game (I'm easy ...
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How to reduce legs muscle in MENS [duplicate]

I am looking for advise on how to reduce legs mass, not necessarily fat but muscle weight. Trying to achieve slimmer thighs and butt through muscle reduction. Is running the best method? And if so, ...
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Efficiency of my Workout

I am currently working out 4 days a week. 3 of them I do weights focusing on different areas plus a bit of Cardio to warm up (20-30 mins running, spinning bike or X-trainer when I workout upper body, ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

So, my height is 5'4" and I weigh around 83 kg which gives a pretty bad ratio of BMI. My Triglyceride level is 238 mg/dl (desirable amount should be <160), HDL Cholesterol is 31 mg/dl (borderline ...
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Am I really training?

I’m 35 y.o. Female. Exercise 4-5 times a week. Mostly cycling, some swimming and interval circuit training or weights. I do it all very intuitively. Not a program or workout plan. I want to improve my ...
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Why is cardio recommended besides weight lifting for good health?

Current standard exercise recommendation (CDC, NHS, Mayo Clinic, etc) is: 75 min of vigorous exercise + at least 2 sessions of strength training per week. I don't get this sharp distinction between ...
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How to distribute macros throughout they day when doing HIIT?

I'm doing insanity workout (I've done it several times before, 6-7 if I recall correctly), but this time I would like to do it more efficiently. I'm 181cm and 90kg (198 pounds) individual. The ...
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What's the necessity of cardio for fat burning?

I hear all rumors about that only with cardio you will burn fat properly. But why should I do cardio, instead of weightlifting? isn't it all about the caloric deficit? I don't see why I should replace ...
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I am an Overweight Male and want to get ripped where do I start

I am 23, 6'1", and weigh 212 pounds. I want to get lean by the summer and start a new healthy lifestyle. I play soccer every Sunday and play air-soft or mountain bike every other Saturday. I get ...
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Should I increase the repetitions?

Good day, my routine is as follows: Routine: 10 minutes of warm up. Monday: 200 crunches Tuesday: Arms; 5 exercises of 4X20 Wednesday: Leg: 7 exercises of 4X20 Thursday: Chest: 5 exercises of 4X20 ...
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Buying an exercise bike, magnetic vs spin?

In the previous decade, I was a relatively strong cycler, doing an average of 120 to 150km a week. I've since moved and had a kid and just can't get the time in for long outdoor rides. I've used ...
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Look leaner in 45 days

I want to look as slim as possible within 45 days. I know it's a weird question, I want some advice. Currently, I am going to the gym for working out since January. (3-4 days per week). I do cardio ...
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Lower body fat loss using batte ropes?

So I understand that there's no such thing as spot fat reduction. The body loses fat all around when you're doing any type of cardio or compound movements. Does that mean that battle ropes help me ...
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Does 12 10 minute cardio sessions equal one 120 minute session?

If I jump rope and achieve a heart rate of 150 bpm for 10 minutes and I do this 12 times a day is that going to burn an equal number of calories and strengthen my cardio system as much as jumping rope ...
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How to calculate calories burned from walking at 1 mph

I tried some online calculators and they state that I burn an average of 100 calories per hour sitting at a desk. I tried some online calculators and they state that I burn roughly 100 calories for ...
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Im skinny but not shredded.Should i do cardio and weightlifting both or will the one influence the other? [closed]

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Starting to Run in Threadmill

I decided to start with running since there's a treadmill in our house. I have very low stamina, that's why I have decided to start running. I have no exercise since I was born. I am 5 feet and 9 ...
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Cardio, lifting, Cardio

I am 190cm tall, 96KG weight. My diet: Breakfast: 2 boiled Eggs. lunch: chicken breast, 1/2 of cup white rice. No dinner, or snacks but sometimes i take: small chocolate bar (Kinder). My Gym ...
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Controlling heart rate by breathing whilst training

I have been a regular at my local gym twice a week for several years. When I exercise in the gym on an elliptical trainer I always try to limit my max heart rate to 162bpm (200-my age). I also try to ...
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Best way to determine aerobic pace for running

Context: Aerobic pace makes up a large volume of my weekly mileage. I use 1-2 easy paced runs (slower than aerobic), 1 workout, and 1 long run, and everything in between is aerobic (I've seen it ...
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Does varying speed during cardio workout matter?

Here are the two cases: Case 1: Using a preprogrammed cardio workout on my treadmill. It runs for half an hour, and starts off slowly. After the first five minutes of running at 4, 5, then 6 km/h. ...
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Is it Feasible to go from a First Marathon to Half Marathon in 4 weeks?

I plan to run the Providence Marathon on May 5, four weeks and one day later on June 3 is the Covered Bridge Half. This past may I ran a 1:55 half, and yesterday I ran a 20:05 cross-country 5k. If I ...
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Fitness trampoline - what is the advantage?

I'm looking for possibilities to do a intensive cardio training at home. Someone advised me to buy a fitness trampoline which actually surprised me a little. I would like to know the additional ...
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Is my exercise routine healthy & how do I improve core strength and shape?

I am Quasar, a newbie here! I am 5' 6 (167 cm) and weigh 81 kgs(178 lbs), 32 years of age. Over the last 8 months, I enrolled for a bachelors course in an open university, for which I had to do some ...
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Beginner to 30 minutes skipping without stopping

I like to set myself challenges so have been reading about skipping. I've tried skipping before and found it very tough. I like to set myself challenges, I've built myself up to hit challenges ...
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workout after night shift?

Question: Should i workout (calisthenics) after night shift? Work schedule: 4 days a week 10 hours per shift, from Tuesday to Friday. Weekend and Monday are off. What kind of work i do: I work in ...
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Cardio Machines which let me get my data

I am looking for a gym Cardio Machines (brands) which will let me get data representing what I have done. It should be possible to view it with hearth rate data in a meaningful way, preferably in a ...
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Box equipment while travelling

Working the heavy bag at the gym I burn a lot of calories. However, when travelling, which is a considerable part of my life, I won't be able to bring one with me due to A) Weight B) opportunity to ...
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When is the “220 - age” formula valid to check the HR max?

Going through an answer to Clear cut explaination of threshold training I found a useful answer, where this was stated: Now, since you had a doctor do your HR zones, you may actually have a decent ...
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Is there concrete evidence that running during our first few decades helps with longevity beyond age 90?

I love running. I run regularly and competitively. In my early years, teachers and family told me it was the best thing I could do if I want to live long (together with good diet). But more and more ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

TL;DR: Is combining weights and cardio within the same exercise unwise or unproductive? This video talks about cardio during weight training and describes how combining the two in a certain way can ...
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Best strategy for running twice 5km in timespan 2,5 hours

I am participating in a 5km-runing relay event organized by my employer. One of my colleagues dropped out, and couldnt find replacement. Now I offered to run also his 5k. Running 10k is no problem ...
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Benefits of different kinds of Cardio for Warmup

I'm going to the gym regularly for weight lifting for half a year now. I incorporate some light cardio (5 min) and a muscle specific warmup with an elastic band into my workout routine to get blood ...
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When measuring heart-rate recovery, what should I compare?

I have been recently diagnosed with asthma. I have always had a hard time to get fit so I try to figure out if regular training has impact on my fitness. I have been running intervals for the last ...
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Recommendations on an ALL-ROUND Program

I need some expert advice regarding the all-round program which I have decided to follow religiously, please point out any discrepancies. Goal: To build muscle and lose fat. (possible, please see) ...
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Should I stop doing cardio?

I'm a 27 years old man, I'm 1.76m tall, I weigh 66 kilos and I have 6.6% body fat. My current goal is to improve my posture and my muscular mass. I think I have a pretty good heart health (I have a ...
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How to tell if you have reached peak cardio

I’m a 47yo male who has been stair climbing for 3 years. (Fairly sedentary life prior) My cardio sessions go for about 45 minutes ,20 minutes of which are around the 165-175 bpm mark which is about as ...
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How do I Measure cardio fitness by heart rate?

What are good protocols for measuring cardio fitness with a heart rate monitor? How can I have efficient training and get good measurements at the same time? -- The idea is to have something ...
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Is Whey Protein Bad For the Heart

Since the heart contains muscles....does taking whey protein increase the muscle size of the heart thus increasing the weight of the heart...so is it bad for health?
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Hot or cold shower for muscle growth on workout days

I workout every two days, I mostly do 45 minutes-workouts 'heavy-lifting' oriented (deadlifts, squats, bench press, weighted pull-ups, abs), and, each week, one of these workouts is more cardio-...
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What are the benefits of box jumps compared to the stair climber?

From my research, both exercises - box jump/vertical jump and the stair climber - generally activate the same type of muscle regions (legs as well as core) on top of strengthening the cardiovascular ...