What Is Cardiovascular Exercise?

Whether it’s incorporated into a weight-lifting session as short bursts between exercises or as a stand-alone workout on the treadmill, elliptical or stair climber, cardiovascular exercise is defined as any physical activity that raises your heart rate and improves the function of your heart, lungs and circulatory system.

To be an effective cardio session, your chosen activity needs to keep your heart rate elevated for a specific amount of time, which is typically 20 to 60 minutes. Running, rowing, cycling and boot-camp style classes are all excellent examples of cardio workouts that target the large muscles of your body while elevating your heart rate.

When it comes to how you do cardio, you have a few options: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) involves short periods of high-intensity exercise alternating with periods of lower-intensity exercise, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. On the other end of the cardio spectrum, low-intensity steady-state (LISS) cardio focuses on performing aerobic activity at a low-to-moderate intensity (50 to 65 percent of your max heart rate) for an extended period of time.

Be sure to incorporate cardio in your workout routine. Ready to get started? Contact me or click on my link www.fitguy46personaltraining.com for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!!

Philip “FitGuy46”

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Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My philosophy is that fitness should be sustainable and a lifelong goal. My plan as a fitness coach is to teach my clients to make and incorporate fitness as a permanent part of their lives to be engaging, and for the outcome to continuously be revolving into a better physical shape. Make it a GREAT DAY!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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