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Thread: The 75% rule of cardio

  1. #11
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    I've only counted my heart rate a couple of times and I managed to get into decent shape. I truly doubt it matters all that much - lift heavy, sprint, take some nice walks, play around. That's the good life and doesn't require a heart rate monitor.
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    I don't think you can do all that much harm to yourself in 20 minutes, unless you spend it shooting heroin or something.
    IMO 20 minutes at a higher heart rate would be fine, especially as you say you enjoy it.

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    I go more than 75%. I agree with 100% of marks diet, however; i dont much care for his workout ideas.

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    The way I understand it is that the 75% HR will allow you to maintain your current endurance and get the benefits of frequent exercise without falling into "chronic cardio".

    Sprinting/interval training (walk-sprint-walk...) allow you to push your cardiovascular system in a way that doesn't result in chronic cardio.

    How fast you're going at 75% HR should increase over time as a result of the sprinting and interval training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaeljwjr View Post
    Before I was doing 148-158 with no problems at all, I loved it, and felt great afterwards.

    What are you even talking about?
    You did 148 what? situps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyBodyWeight
    What are you even talking about?
    Heart rate obviously!
    Fits in the context of talking about the 75% (of maximum heart rate)

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    Train under your aerobic threshold - around 180 minus age. This will be easy, but effective.
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    Know your limits. Then shatter them.

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