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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What is Limiting Factor in Running Fast? [closed]

Say a person can do a 400m run in 1:00, but is unable to do a 1600m in 4:00. What is most likely the main limiting factor in this? What is holding back being able to keep going at this pace for longer?...
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What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall? [closed]

What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall during a run or a bike ride? That is the main question, but to generate a more detailed answer here please consider these corollary questions: Can this can ...
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Which exercises are effective for a cardio workout when having injured legs?

Very recently, I seriously injured my left knee. My current diagnosis is MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) tear. This means up to 12 weeks recovery time until I can return to any sports activities. I ...
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Can I gain muscle(or at least stop losing muscles I have) at age 33 by going to gym and targeting weight loss?

I'm 33 years old now. 3 years ago I had good muscular body with 65 kg weight and used to go gym regularly. Three years ago I got married, and my life got changed. I gained 15 kg weight, huge belly ...
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How much cardio is advisable for an overweight person who is new to bodybuilding?

I am 26 years old and my height is 166 centimetre. I used to weigh about 184 pounds two years ago, as a result of which I joined a gym and started working out under the supervision of a trainer. My ...
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Can Cardio/strength training improve "stamina" for long study periods?

Not being a native speaker, I am not sure whether the word "stamina" is proper. I hope you understand what I mean. My goal is to improve the stamina for study. I want to be spending more time on ...
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How to improve stamina without burning too much calories?

a fitness beginner here. Hopefully someone can share some alternatives on cardio training for a skinny person? For some background, I can commit to hit the gym at least 2-3 times a week. I have ...
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Can a workout be too short?

I am trying to build up some basic fitness from basically zero. But, I have to spend quite some time in front of a computer-screen. Gyms drive me crazy (too many people around...) and running just is ...
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HIIT vs steady state: long term health effects

Most articles nowadays seem to favor High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared to Steady State Cardio (SS), for various reasons like faster fat loss and getting higher levels of cardio fitness ...
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Why weight training?

Would like to understand the importance of weight training? Why cardio alone is not enough in reducing fat? Pointers towards the above would be greatly appreciated
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Cardio and weights in the same workout

I have recently started exercising. I follow the Fitness blender videos to workout. In some of the videos, few mins of cardio followed by few mins of weights is shown. Is it wise to mix them both? The ...
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What is the "fat burning zone"?

We have all seen it on countless cardio machines and some may have questioned its validity. There is (nearly) always a mode/program you can select called some variation of "fat burning". This is ...
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Can't run can't bike.. how do I maintain cardio? [closed]

So, I am normally a bicycle commuter. Also, I am normally late, so I sprint through company property (occasionally being chastised) to get into position on time. Sadly, I have been diagnosed with ...
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Should we workout with a cold?

I am suffering from a cold right now. I didn't want to break my workout routine, so, I continued to exercise. But during my session, I was not that energetic. Also, I have read on the internet that ...
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What are the most common interval workout routines?

For interval runs what are the common types of workouts for runners training for distances of 5km or more? Example 10 repeats of 800 meters with 200 meter rests or 10x 200m with rests until HR drops ...
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Relationship between body fat percentage and heart rate / perspiration during aerobic exercise

I’m at 25% body fat and weight 87.5 KG. I use the cross trainer for 2-1 splits. My heart rate is 194-196 at resistance 10 recovering down to 186 at resistance 3. I can keep this routine up for 60-90 ...
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How to avoid muscle loss when doing prolonged cardio (around 15 days in a row)?

I know this question may seem irrelevant since there are many good answers addressing it, for example this one. However, the questions and answers I found are all about losing muscle while regularly ...
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Is HIT (High intensity training) is appropriate for improving cardio aerobic for competition?

I'm at age of 43 and I practice martial arts. In sparring and competition I struggle with breathlessness. Is HIT the best way to improve my cardio and aerobic level? Are there additional ways to ...
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BODY by SCIENCE - THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for home [closed]

Is there a way to practice the BIG 5 WORKOUT at home with minimal equipment? Is there a video or pictures I can use for it? Does practicing with the BODY SCIENCE method helps to improve the aerobic ...
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Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

I am a computer science major. All I do is stay seated and code, 24/7, which made me a nocturnal,obnoxious, and anti-social creature. I want to make a change in my sedentary lifestyle. I want to run ...
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Getting back in shape after being bedridden for 4 months

Background:I have suffered a severe shoulder injury, and have therefore been completely bedridden the last four months. This has resulted in some extra kilos around my belly, enough to make me look ...
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Cardio with Plantar Fasciitis?

I got plantar fasciitis when I was training to become a spin and yoga instructor. I overworked my feet by doing hours of spin and yoga a day for 3 weeks. By the time I realized there was a problem, I ...
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What kind of interesting exercises can I do to lose weight? [closed]

I am 128 Kgs. I have been escaping most physical problems but recently 2 things caught my attention: Pain in knees when subjected to prolonged cold weather/sitting in a position for too long. I am ...
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Cardio vs. Fat burn workout

I would like to know the difference between cardio workout and fat burn workout. What is preferable in which case of training? EDIT: I would like to know if in the cardio training phase someone is ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
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What's wrong with workout routines for muscle building?

I am using a workout routine to gain more muscles in the upper body. For many months (5 so far) I've been following a plan which caused a 2cm (almost 1 inch) girth increase in my biceps and forearms ...
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Is lack of soreness adequate to determine whether it's time to train again?

I have seen a lot of questions here regarding training while sore. Most of the answers seem to agree that it is okay to train while you are sore. However, none of them address the core of the issue: ...
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Physical fitness and bronchitis

Background I have bronchitis (both asthmatic and allergic). I'm allergic to pollen (among other things) and live in a place surrounded by lots of trees, plants and flowers. I love being outside: ...
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My elliptical cycle is too easy for me... I don't want to throw it away. What can I do with it?

I bought an elliptical cycle to lose weight. After losing some weight and getting used to it now it feels as easy as walking. It is basically useless now. But I don't want it to go to waste. So I'm ...
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Can step counting goals be considered effective exercise?

I have a step counter on my phone, my work offers a challenge/incentive to achieve more steps than other coworkers, and the primary function of virtually every fitness tracker is step counting. I'm ...
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How to get rid of belly fat for a Skinny-Fat person [duplicate]

I am a skinny person with 179cm height and 64KG (141 Pound) however I've a lot fat around my belly and this often prevents me wearing T-shirts. The belly fat gives a very weird shape to my body. To ...
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Is my cardio session good for losing body fat?

So I'm doing a cardio session once a week, about 60 minutes, that looks like this: 20 min cycling 20min Running (outside or on the treadmill) 20min Cross trainer Does this session help me in losing ...
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Should I jump rope even though I suffer from flat feet?

I have flat feet. I don't think it's that severe though. It was my leg day a couple of days back and I did squats, lunges, exntensions, curls and some rope jumps. However, today, my left knee hurts. ...
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What is the basic definition of cardiovascular exercise?

I once heard that basic definition of cardiovascular exercise is "exercise that increase heartbeat for a specific amount of time" Is this true? If yes, can I choose any exercise(like toe touching,leg ...
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climbing 8 floor stairs daily is it a good practice

Every day I climb 8 stories of stairs. I'm 23, and my friends say if we daily climb 8 stories that in the future there will be knee problems and all. Are they right? If so can you suggest any better ...
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Very overweight person trying to get fit

I'm very overweight, 6'1, 142 kgs (313 pounds) 36 years of age. I had a work accident a few years ago and never really got active after and then I felt too "big" to exercise but I want to fight that ...
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Cardio or Strength training?

I'm absolutely new to fitness and want to start exercising. So which should I start first? I want to build lean masculine body.
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Best exercises to improve cardiovascular system in relation to calorie spent?

The title says all, I'm a male, 5% body fat, 18 years smoker that is already struggling to eat enough to earn muscle with minimal fat gain on a clean bulk diet (relying on supplements only when can't ...
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Cardio at training days or not?

At the moment, I'm working out in 3 splits: Split: Leg + Shoulder, Tuesday. Split: Chest + Biceps, Thursday. Split: Back + Triceps, Saturday. This is just for building up muscles, but now I want to ...
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Is there a minimum intensity a strength program needs (payoff=0 below that threshold)?

I'd really appreciate some advice on a specific question I have about my workout program. I am a 34 year old male of medium build, 1.80m (5'10") tall. My purpose is simply to be "fitter", meaning a ...
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Is HIIT healthy practiced long term?

I have done steady rate cardio for the bulk of my cardio exercises. I recently found out about HIIT and it's after burner effect and am interested to give it a try. I am still apprehensive about ...
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Steady state interval vs high intensity interval for running endurance

I am looking at building endurance and all round fitness with the hopes of being able to run half marathon to marathon length runs, non competitively. I have very limited experience with running (...
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What healthy foods won't effect my cardio

What healthy types of foods would be healthy enough for me to keep running my long distances and not negativity effect my running?
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Can HIIT be done at a lower resistance?

During the high interval phase, can I do it in a high intensity but low resistance? or the resistance should be also high to be more effective in fat burning? I've been doing HIIT on elliptical ...
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Differences between low intensity and high intensity cardios [closed]

What is the differences between a low intensity and a high intensity cardio session? Pros Cons What are they meant for(fat burning? resistance?)
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What do I need to incorporate into my exercise regime to have an as complete schedule as possible?

I am obese (300 pounds now, down 40 pounds) and have been for the better part of my life. As I've acquired a great interest in medicine and sports medicine I've decided to shed most of my weight and ...
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Battle Rope Workouts

There are two Battle Rope workouts I plan to do in the same session: (Workout #1) An HIIT workout as explained here. (Workout #2) Strengthening the core by isolating it using these routines. What ...
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What's the importance of cardio in bulking phase?

I know that cardio exercises are really important to fat burn and heart health. But, for a amateur bodybuilder in bulking phase, cardio are really necessary? What's the importance of doing it? ...
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Plantar Fasciitis help

A little over a year ago I was on the first day of the second month of insanity and felt something "snap" in my left foot. It hurt like hell for a week and has remained an intermittent pain ever since....
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How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?

I am signed up for a triathlon in June 2016, It goes from 9 AM-9 PM, we must run 30 miles, bike 60 miles, and swim 3. I believe I am fit for it because I can bike 15 mph forever on, but I swam a half ...

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