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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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Why cant I sleep after hard afternoon runs but I routinely sleep after morning runs?

At the moment I am wide awake like its 1pm instead of 1am. I am a morning runner and routinely sleep 10-30 minutes after hard workouts in the morning. If I dont take a nap then a speedy run will make ...
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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 possibilties to do a intensive cardio training at home. I don't have a lot of room in my house and I also have a history with knee problems. Someone advised me to buy a fitness ...
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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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Calorie calculator accounting for elevation

Most training pĺans are specified using distances (5K run, 20 km of cycling, etc.). I need to adapt these distances to account for hills since 20 km uphill is not the same as a 20 km in flat terrain. ...
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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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How can I keep my gains over a vacation? [duplicate]

I will not be able to train for about six weeks. Even worse, I will be doing lots of cardio during that time. How can I minimize the inevitable loss of muscle mass?
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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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Breathing trouble during high intensity [duplicate]

When im doing a high intensity bunch ride, ie: sitting on between 45 and 50 klm i get a lot of build up in my throat of phlegm. It only normally happens during these types of rides.
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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 ...
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Aerobic Video Game type exercises

I am looking for video game type programs for aerobic exercise I should have a look at. What I am looking for is: (1) To be able to set time, intensity and perhaps physical difficulty. (2) To record ...
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Can equal burst and rest intervals workout be considered HIIT?

I am resuming training after a long pause. I often do my cardio as follows: 1. 30 seconds of compound movement near max effort 2. 30 seconds of rest or very low-intensity stationary work (like ...
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Is keeping my HR greater than 185 for 15 min safe?

Two days ago, I tried a 20-minute tabata workout and my apple watch (worn around my arm not wrist for increased accuracy) said that for 15 min my hr was 185-194 and it stayed above 120 for over 30 ...
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cardio program to be performed in the gym

I have had a knee injury from boxing and I need to stay away from road running. Does anyone know of any good online cardio fitness programmes. I've been searching online and I cannot find anything ...
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How should men above 40 train cardio?

I am a 44 year old male that have been a bit inactive the last years and am looking to get more fit. I have always been fond of running as a way to get some cardio, fresh air and reduce stress, but I ...
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Which Cardio machine is best for speed fat burn process?

I want to know which is best for speed fat burn process. Treadmill Stair mill Rowing Machine Airdyne Spin Bike Jacob's Ladder Skierg ARC Trainer Elliptical 10.Recumbent Bike Please explain it?
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Exercise in the evening and sleep

Often I can only exercise in the evening, but I don't do it because I fear the effect on sleep and circadian rhythm. I am thinking I should have a better understanding. So how does different forms ...
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Inverted face pulls/rows as cardio

Are 15 minutes of inverted rows effective as cardio? 15 minutes translates to roughly 400+ free reps and about 50 assisted with bands. I ask because most cardio routines consist of fatiguing the legs....
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HIIT / HIT training with Heart Rate Monitor

I understand using heart rate as a measure of how hard you train is difficult with HIIT (Compared to steady cardio). So I am looking for programs in direction of HIIT/HIT where I can use it. The ...
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Impact of cardio during caloric surplus (Bulking phase)

In two weeks: 5 sessions of intense cardio (sprinting) of 15 minutes each; 9 sessions of moderate to heavy lifting of 45 minutes to 1 hour each. This is my planned schedule, all of it during a ...
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Do curved treadmills help with proper running form?

Do curved treadmills help with proper running form*? In looking for a treadmill, I came across curved treadmills like the Woodway Curve and TrueForm Runner. They claim to help with form, but do they ...
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Feel bad after a Max O2 test - is it normal?

At work I did a standard Max O2 test on a stationary bike. In the hours after I didnt feel so good. Is this normal? If not, is it likely that I have a low tolerance for exercise? Or is it just that ...
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Is higher intensity cardio on off days detrimental to strength training?

I'm trying to build muscle and put on mass, and am currently doing a routine of the following activities: Sunday: Off Monday: Light cardio Tuesday: Lifting Wednesday: Light cardio Thursday: Lifing ...
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how much cardio and weight training per day for beginners

I am skinny fat , physically bit weak boy [ 26 age ] with 6.1 tall [ 1.83 ] and reduced my body weight from 78 kg [ 171 pounds] to 71 kgs [156 pounds] . still i have some belly and i wanted to ...
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Strength and conditioning for blood circulation

Resources online primarily focus on cardio being the best way to improve blood flow. However, some resources also mention strength and conditioning for improved blood flow. I have noticed that pushups ...
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What is the optimal routine for overweight people, hypertrophy or strength training?

I have been reading several threads and seems to be very confusing about overweight people who are trying to get back in shape (reducing weight+loosing fat+building muscles). Looks a lot to get all ...
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Felt like vomiting while working out in the Gym!

While I was working out at the gym last week I felt like vomiting at the end. I started with a 10 minutes cardio and then a 45 Minutes weight training session. And finally, at the end I did ...
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Aerobic capacity standards/classifications

Most strength sports have classifications and standards to assist athletes in the assessment of their current performance level. For example, these are the standards for men, ordered by weight class, ...
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How should I balance cardio and weights training for optimal strength but good cardiovascular stamina? [closed]

I have been strength training for about a while but I left out cardio training hence lost my cardiovascular stamina.Swimming and jogging are my cardio options.But while increasing my stamina and ...
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Best preworkout and post workout supplement to help body recover immediately

I am doing weighlifting for 5 days and 1 day is for cardio but i also do abs workout on my shoulder day. Problem is when i do cardio then i am not able to do with my full strength i.e i get tired bit ...
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55 year old and new to rowing machine cardio workout

I'm 55 yrs old and just bought a rowing machine. I row for 2 1/2 minutes very hard (very winded!) 3 to 5 times a day. Is this enough or should I be doing more?
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Why do I develop leg muscle pain 3x faster when cycling only SOME days?

I'm trying to pinpoint why on some days I can cycle on the same stationary bike, with the same settings (saddle @ "E", handlebars height at "7"), for 20 minutes, while other days I can only cycle for ...
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Cardiovascular exercise with mild injury

I currently have a pain down the front of one of my legs around the ankle/shin area. I believe this is due to frequent high-intensity running on a treadmill. I would like to continue an equivalent ...
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How should I train to build my endurance for climbing hills?

I love my city but there are some steep hills - because of my weight and my lung capacity, I'm reluctant to spend much time climbing them (but I also love doing it!). How can I build lung capacity ...