Were You Ever Confused About What System To Follow For Your Cardio Workouts?
If you’ve ever wondered what to do, how hard to do it and if interval training is effective for you then read on, we cut through the nose so we can help you make the most of your workouts and any gym equipment you are investing in.
Firstly, lets cover the many benefits of cardiovascular workouts which basically means raising your heart rate long enough to have an effective stimulation on your heart and its supplementary systems.
The effects are a LONG list, with energy, heart health, focus for your life and work being among some of the top benefits.
If you want to achieve health, energy and stay away from disease then a regular cardiovascular workout is your no. 1 job.
I’d recommend consistently doing 3 hours to 6 hours a week depending on how healthy you are, and how long you’ve been exercising for, even professional athletes often take a day off to recover.
Remember it is when you are not training that you are getting fitter and stronger, not when you are training!
There’s something you should know, doing steady state cardio (for example a 1 hour consistent run) is only very effective for about 6 weeks, that’s because your body gets used to it and doesn’t improve very much after the 6 week period. That’s why pro athletes cycle their training in 6 week batches.
So how should you do this normal cardio, Charles Poliquin and Paul Chek, two of the best experts on cardio training in the world recommend you do a 5 to 10 minute warm up at 50% intensity and then aim for approximately 70% intensity for the remainder of your workout.
After the 6-week period, enter interval training. This is a great way to boost your results and to get over the 6 weeks plus plateau.
The chart below shows you exactly how to do interval training.
So, to summarise, if cardio workouts fit in with your life’s vision and dreams get started straight away, or maybe you’re doing cardo already but haven’t tried interval training then this guide is perfect for you too.
Start with the next stage of your fitness journey today so you can be the person who is able to fulfil their potential.
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Note: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription.