Sure it does- 45 minutes is about the lower end of what could be considered chronic cardio, but the other factors are more relevant:
Originally Posted by Abu Reena
Are you recovering properly before your next workout?/How often are you doing these workouts?
Is your heart rate maintained above 75% or so for the duration of the workout?
I feel that the main concern is lack of recovery time when it comes to "chronic" cardio. A 45-minute run every day at a 7-8 minute pace would be chronic cardio for me. Once a week isn't a big deal at all. Other people have different numbers, different recovery rates, different speeds that they can run at.
Fine, but there's this fear that's pervasive on this board of "ooh, I ran a mile, chronic cardio." 45 minutes of interval work that CF provides is not steady state chronic cardio.
Originally Posted by jfreaksho
A 45 minute run every day at a 7-8 minute pace would be chronic cardio for me, but a 45 minute jog at an 11 minute pace would not be. I wouldn't do it, but not because it's "chronic cardio." I wouldn't do it because it's boring. I'd rather swing a kettlebell around, do deadlifts or play hockey.
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