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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Breaststroke swimming - is it moderate or vigorous?

physical activity guidelines recommend At least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking But it also says I can do for 75 minutes vigorous level activity. My main ...
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Karvonen's formula gives higher target heart rates for deconditioned individuals. How can it make any sense from a health perspective?

Notation: T = Target heart rate M = Maximum heart rate R = Resting heart rate I = Intensity (a number between 0 and 1) Karvonen's formula: T = (M – R) × I + R which is equivalent to T = M × I + R × ...
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Are there hidden units in the Pandolf equation?

I've been reading up on several fitness areas and rucking caught my attention. I stumbled across the Pandolf equation for how many calories you burn, which is as follows (link to site where I found ...
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Controlling muscle growth from running

Background: I'm a 28 year old male, 176cm, 68kg. I used to go swimming for 60min three times a week before the pandemic. Due to the latter, public pools in my country have shut down, and I have not ...
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Brisk walking vs Brisk walking at home (in place)

I think some recommendations say that in order to get health benefits (e.g. have lower risk of some possible health issues in the future) one should do "do at least 150 minutes of moderate ...
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Should i keep running when i feel like i can't properly breathe?

I started running a couple of weeks ago and it's super fun. The past couple of years i've run a couple of times a month and done weight lifting for muscle mass. This has been fine. Since i started ...
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Max HR not reached

I’m 5’6. 54kg. Do HIIT 4x week & spin/combat 2x week. My Max HR (220-45=175bpm) but I NEVER reach it. Ever! My RHR is 44-45bpm. VO2max is 48.9. I push myself to absolute max but I just don’t get ...
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How to burn 1000 calories doing push ups

Title says it all. Considerations: I used to do cardio, burning between 1000 to 1500 kilocalories in one session 1 hour to 1.5 hours, which is deemed beginner to intermediate for endurance training ...
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Natural long stride - compatible with elliptical trainer?

I'm contemplating buying my first elliptical trainer. Budget isn't much of an issue, so I'm not limited to any specific models. I'm not asking for buying recommendations, but the fast I'm not limited ...
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How to evaluate stationary bicycle resistance

I would like to understand how to evaluate the resistance range of a stationary bicycle before buying online, as I have maxed out the resistance on my current one. All of the bicycles I see online ...
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Burn fat while maintaining flexibility

I am a female aerialist (lyra, silks, etc.) And I have reached a point where I can not advance unless I burn some fat off my mid section. I'm not overweight but that is what I need to achieve however ...
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Best method of jogging

Which is the best technique of jogging out of following 2 that will have a better / faster results when it comes to weight reduction? Start by walking for about 5 mins, then continuously jog for 40 ...
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Converting a 10k step goal to a mini stepper

I purchased a mini stepper during one of the early lockdowns to keep the blood flowing at my standing desk. I’m interested in upping the overall steps I get in per day. I’ve never measured steps ...
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Fight sugar cravings after cardio

In this pandemic time, I am looking for a way to improve my physical shape. I am 40, and my weight was 135 kilos 3 years ago. I lost 25 kilos, but I am slowly gaining weight again (I got 10 kilos in ...
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Elliptical & patellar tendon

I have mild patellar tendinopathy, and would like to still get cardio in. I have an elliptical, but wonder the best way to leverage it while minimizing stress on the patellar tendon/quad. I know with ...
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What should be my running statergy : Running slow for longer or Running fast with short breaks

I am beginner in running (started running 3 weeks before) and I wonder if I am on the right track : My goal is to cover more distance in the same amount of time , but at the same time taking less ...
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Negative consequences of taking caffeine for (cardio) endurance

I know caffeine increases your endurance/cardio abilities, but does anyone know of any negative effects that could arise during exercise because of caffeine? For example, does the heart rate change ...
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Do mandatory cloth masks pose a risk to training?

Gyms in my province are changing up the rules once again, on Monday. This time around non-medical masks are required throughout the building while not exercising as well as while exercising (...
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Can you improve and lower your active heartrate during exercise

Are you able to improve your heartrate at an active state? I know athletes have a lower resting heart rate, but I am interested in my heart rate not spiking so high when I weightlift. I noticed my ...
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50 km / 30 mi march in a week - how to prepare?

I've got a 30 mile march in a week. It's not a race but there's a time limit of 12 hours to finish the course. I'm quite fit and took part in a similar event last year, but my girlfriend is less fit ...
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Body building is sore, slow, and needs rest, but the heart doesn't. Why?

I have a question about heart muscle rebuild after high intensity cardio. I wonder if it is a proper question in this forum. If you think not, please kindly tell me where it should be. Building muscle ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

I love doing HIIT with battle rope and sledgehammer. These cardio intensity is the highest two I ever have. I love battle rope most because it has almost no joint wearing. I separate loading to whole ...
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Apple Watch VO2 Max is Very Low

Does anyone else have an Apple Watch and/or iPhone that is reporting a very low VO2 max? I've never had mine tested and I haven't been running much lately, but a year or two ago I used to run 8 miles ...
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What are some good alternatives to the Maffetone method for building an aerobic base?

My goals, simply stated (in order of highest priority first) Improve overall health through fitness (for me this would include losing some weight, I hover around 190lbs as a 6'0" male, ~37 years ...
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Breath training to increase your lungs capacity

I was recently tempted by an ad about Airofit. It is a connected device which should help you to improve your breathing capacity. I don't really know how to call such device? Would it help for hiking? ...
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What's the difference between bulking with cardio or maintaining without?

Person A is lifting weights and eating at maintenance. Person B is lifting weights, eating above maintenance, but also doing cardio to burn off the extra calories they ate. So, in other words, both A ...
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Does cardio build muscle?

One of the factors of muscle growth is mechanical tension which can be achieved throughout various methods. One of them is moving weights around, the other is pushing maximally against an immovable ...
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How to determe the contribution of the energy systems during exercise?

In a system where it is possible to create a training prescription informing the intensity time, for example: 5 minutes at 65% of HRmax and 3 minutes at 90%, how is it possible to calculate the ...
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What is the thesis behind Leonard Schwartz' Heavy Hands

I love to walk and am looking at upping my game. I stumbled upon Heavyhands Walking by Leonard Schwartz see here Before I buy the book I thought I should ask folks here of their expert opinion on what ...
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Regarding flabby arms and stubborn lower body fat [duplicate]

I am a female with age 23. When I was a teenager, my weight increased to about 177 lbs. My fat is mostly deposited around my lower body and my arms are flabby. But, then I started going to the gym. ...
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At what point does running faster give diminishing returns?

I understand that one has to run fast enough to get their heartrate at a sufficiently high level to improve cardiovascular and lung health, but at what point does running faster give diminishing ...
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Skinny fat - does cardio only burn fat up to a point?

My paradigm: weight training and cardio. Each work toward their own ends—that is, building muscle and burning fat, respectively. But if this is the case, why are people who are considered "skinny fat"...
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On what exactly are current exercise recommendations based?

WHO, CDC and such all recommend the same thing which is 75 min a week of vigorous exercice minimum + 2 weight-lifting sessions. In the UK the NHS recommends the same, I suppose we find the same in ...
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What's the point of aerobic exercise when you can just do anaerobic exercises?

So you should do both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. But the thing is, if I do anaerobic exercises, I am getting aerobic work done as well. Say I go out and do interval training (i.e., anaerobic ...
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Impact of bicycling on muscle loss

I think one of the most effective methods for calorie burning is cycling , but I'm not sure can cycling actually cause muscle loss? I mean cycling for 1 hour a day , 1 or 2 months regularly and with ...
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What kind of cardio training gives the least soreness?

What kind of cardio training (biking, running etc) gives least Soreness, DOMS and similar problems? (Related to results and time spent). I am mostly interested in Gym individual training, home ...
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How to incorporate progressive overload into my “plateauing” situation

So I have been going to the gym for a decent while now (a couple of years) and have always noticed a problem that I may not have addressed ever and I might be going at the wrong way. I am aware that ...
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1h Cardio at 120-130 bpm EVERY DAY

I have been trying to lose weight so I adjusted my diet. I also have a new hobby, that is to do 1 hour of cardio every day on a stationary bike. I have been doing this for 1 month and I love it, I ...
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Beginner runner/jogger heart rate question [closed]

I am an it guy 220 lbs 6ft1 35 years old. With chest strap measurement my maximum heart rate is around 192 bpm. (Did warmup and 3 minutes thread mill intervals to measure) For a long period of time, ...
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High heart rate but not winded

I'm 31 and in decent shape, but I also have pretty bad exercise asthma. Normally, when I work out, especially running and other cardio stuff, my breath-fitness tops out when I'm getting around 170-...
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Is it healthy to climb upstairs 9 storeys everyday?

My office is at the 9th floor. While everyone uses the elevator, I thought of using the stars instead. Is it a healthy choice to climb up 9 storeys everyday with the following conditions? Each floor ...
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Knee Pain, Stopped exercise, Any other way to reduce weight?

I am trying to get back into fitness and started running without a properly warming up my muscles. I am now getting knee pain and also popping sound while walking. Right now I have stopped doing ...
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Freestyle step platforms vs treadmills

How does just stepping up and down (a basic step) on a step platform compare with a treadmill? Can I just do basic steps while watching TV for my cardio workouts? How do they compare with stationary ...
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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?

I'm a crossfit newbie and some colleagues from the gym and I agree that the most painful part (and the most breathe exhausting) is getting up from a burpee, that is, passing from the plank position to ...
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Running, Riding a bike and hard leg workout (each activity being done once time a week): is it sufficient to enhance my cardio?

Monday: I work out legs with horizontal legs press, squat, romanian deadlift, kind of lunges with the tractions assistance machine, legs extensions and legs curl (almost 2 hours, but it's only one ...
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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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