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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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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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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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 versus spin

In the previous decade, I was a relatively strong cyclist, doing an average of 120 to 150 kilometres per week. I've since moved and had a kid, and just can't find the time for long outdoor rides. I've ...
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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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