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Aerobic vs anaerobic for better fat loss

Any conversation that doesn't directly address the overarching signifigance of your diet and nutrition would be incorrect. It is far easier to not eat 200 calories than it is to burn them off. As an ...
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Why is the aerobic system not used anymore upon a certain treshold?

This is another area of metabolism where we don't fully understand everything, and what we do understand can have some misconceptions. Just like the "fat burning zones" (When in actuality we ...
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Aerobic vs anaerobic for better fat loss

Actually, you should do both types of training without expecting to spot reduce. You can't direct your body to draw fat from a specific location for energy. Losing weight healthfully takes time. If ...
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Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise?

The following formula should allow you to convert between MET, vVo2Max, VO2Max, KCal/min: MET = vVO2Max = VO2Max / 3.5 ~= kCalBurnt / (bodyMassKg * ...
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Training @lactate threshold decreases anaerobic capacity

Here is an explanatory paragraph from what is apparently Steve's original site: To help further explain this, I'll give some examples using hypothetical lactate values. If athlete A before he ...
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When is the "220 - age" formula valid to check the HR max?

In my opinion (especially since it is my answer you linked above) :), the 220-age should never really be used. There is a better generic formula (See the bolded parts of the study conclusion below), ...
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What's the point of aerobic exercise when you can just do anaerobic exercises?

It really depends on your goals and what you're looking to get out of exercise. If you're looking to fit some quick workouts in throughout the week to lose weight/ build a little muscle then HIIT is ...
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Aerobic vs anaerobic for better fat loss

In addition to the points made above, HIIT also has the added benefit of EPOC to recover from oxygen deficit during the anaerobic "sprinting" stage. That can increase your metabolic rate up to 13% for ...
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What's the point of aerobic exercise when you can just do anaerobic exercises?

If your goal is health and you only train this way 2-3 times a week this is probably the most effective approach. The Norwegian Cardiac Exercise Research Group "aim to define optimal exercise programs ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

Sprinting Sprinting is the best way to achieve your body's full capacity and work yourself the hardest. It can also be done outside or on a track so if your gym doesn't have a track you can go outside ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

How do I improvise to do HIIT to the cardio level of battle rope and sledge hammer? Jump rope like a boxer Pick up a jump rope. Learn to jump to the point where you can do a full 3-minute round. Do ...
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What's the point of aerobic exercise when you can just do anaerobic exercises?

A quick answer but this is what really determines the quality of a workout: Anaerobic alactic: work-rest ratio 1:10 Example. For each 10 seconds of sprints rest 2 minutes after Anaerobic lactic: ...
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Extremely out of breath when working out and how to improve

I think you should take a look at your work capacity. Here's a great article about work capacity from StrongerByScience and I suggest giving it a read overall. Their definition of work capacity is: ...
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When is the "220 - age" formula valid to check the HR max?

Forgive me if I'm off some here as I'm diving way back in my memory bank, but this is what I remember from my exercise physiology classes. The two main times you want to be careful with this are, ...
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Maximum amount of time for anaerobic exercise

Your machine is incorrect. Anaerobic literally means "without oxygen". It is impossible for you to be spending 19 minutes of a 25 minute workout without oxygen. Anaerobic lasts anywhere from 10-30 ...
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Is Anaerobic Threshold a concept or a construct?

The most basic definition of the Anaerobic Threshold is where the body generates more lactic acid than it can flush out. So if you were to make a line graph in which one line represents the rate ...
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Should you eat junk food on the day you work out vs on a non gym day?

Should my unhealthy eating day be on a day I lift or not? As I have previously answered, meal timing isn't important, generally you should view you food intake as a weekly (overall) thing and don't ...
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What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

First and foremost: personally, anaerobic and aerobic exercises can't have the same intensity. Swimming is aerobic. Anaerobic exercises are pretty much the hardest exercises since they push your heart ...
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Why does cardio/aerobic exercise lead to muscle loss?

Part of the difference that you are noting is genetic; some people are naturally better at aerobic sports, and some are better at putting muscle on. In running for example, you don't see sprinters ...
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