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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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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 ...
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Lost swimming cardio, replacement with jogging

I am not a fitness fanatic but like to maintain general health and condition by doing 30+ minutes of cardio and 30+ minutes of strength training each day. I used to swim every day for 30-35 minutes ...
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Lose weight at home? [duplicate]

I have a question that's been runnin round my mind for a while now..... I don't have access to a gym, so I decided about doing body weight exercise but I don't know which ones to do!?! I'm not fat but ...
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How to do HIIT when it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down?

I am interested in starting a HIIT regimen to maximize my fat loss but the issue I am having is that it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down. I am trying to start by doing 30 ...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

I can easily run in place at a fair pace for literally hours after calves have been conditioned, burning well over 1,000 calories. I have thought this would roll over into distance running at the same ...
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Keeping constant pace while being in same HR zone

I'm currently training to run in a specific HR zone (135 +/- 2 at the moment), in order to build up aerobic endurance. I'm observing that the pace with a given HR is constantly increasing during the ...
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Is it OK to do Cardio on a weight training rest day?

Right now I alternate between Push weights day, and Pull weights day. Then after that is a rest day. So the flow looks like: Weights Weights Rest Weights Weights Rest ... I do cardio for warm up ...
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Diet for increasing cardiovascular fitness

I have recently bulked up to prepare for the upcoming rugby season. I put on roughly 9 kilos. However, I need to get fit again and have decided to do some runs and sprint training. Having just started ...
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Advantages and downsides of route with slopes

I am currently jogging every day. I am not in very good shape (hopefully this will change), so I am not jogging a very long route. I am making a loop about 3km long, starting home and ending up back ...
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Can fitness be “regained” like muscle can with muscle memory?

I've heard people say that, if you're seriously trained and take a small break, you may lose strength, but the ability to get it back is beyond that of a lesser trained individual. In other words, if ...
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Can you effectively put on mass while being highly active/fit?

It's believed by some that too much fitness destroys muscle. How can one know that line? Some arguments point to long-distance runners/marathon runners as an example, which are not known to be the ...
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Can you run at your maximum heart rate?

Is it possible to run at your maximum heart rate? I dont think a running maximum heart rate is the same as an absolute maximum heart rate, but I have no evidence for this. One answer to a ...
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How can I strengthen my legs for running? [duplicate]

I have been running for about a year now, and am at a point now where I am able to run for 15 km. But now I have a problem. At the point where I reach 15 km, my heart and lungs are fine, I'm not even ...
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cardio workout : grading and fat loss efficacy

I weighed 331bs. For last 10+ yrs struggling against obesity. For quite sometime I had been doing cardo 1 hr daily . Here are my questions I read someplace in the past that low intensity - ...