Thread: Cardio Question
04-14-2002, 04:28 PM #1
I have a quick cardio question...I have always heard cardio sessions for around 45-60 minutes give you the best fat burn. I run 3 miles 5 days a week but it doesn't take me that long, but its not like i'm taking it easy either, its a tough 3 miles. My question is whether i should slow down the pace to take long or if this is good, because I would be able to hold this pace for 45 minutes, or after i go the 3 could i walk the rest until around 45 minutes???
Thanks In Advance Guys
04-14-2002, 07:23 PM #2
My suggestion would be to extend the time of doing cardio rather than the intensity. I think you'd burn more fat running 45 minutes at a 7.0 mph pace than 20 minutes at a 8.5 pace....
04-15-2002, 07:23 AM #3
Thanks Thats what I figured but I like to make sure with the people who know more than i do.
04-15-2002, 08:44 AM #4Female Member
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I believe in keeping your heart rate between 50-60% of max. Fat is a slow burning fuel, going harder than this then the body will search for carbs to supply quick energy, if there is none, will burn protein or worse still will break down muscle tissue to supply the necessary fast fuel. Approx max heart rate = 220 - your age.
04-15-2002, 08:57 AM #5
I'd always heard the most important thing was to get in your Target heart range. Once there the longer you can go the better. If you need to know how to calculate your heart rate see Tobey's response here.
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04-15-2002, 09:00 AM #6VET
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Also what you want to accomplish is to get to your "second wind". When you hit that point, your body begins to use the stored fat as energy, instead of the readily available carbohydrates.
04-15-2002, 11:40 AM #7Female Member
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My husband runs 3-5 miles every day, 30-45 minutes depending on the distance, but he can't keep up in my cardio class. For a RUNNER to achieve the same effect, they would have to run X amount of distance, sprint x amount, run X amount.
04-15-2002, 01:00 PM #8
you are doing more of a cardiovascular training session than a fat burner. maybe do your run and then switch to the precore machine for 20-30mins.
04-16-2002, 04:27 PM #9
So I should switch up between running and other cardio outlets in the same session?
04-16-2002, 04:31 PM #10
In my opinion it has nothing to do with time/how long. In order to burn fat and not sacrafice muscle, manu studies have shown that running between 60-70% of your max heart rate will burn fat and keep on muscle.
04-16-2002, 05:36 PM #11
imo, it seems to me that 2 things would affect your fat loss the most. time of day and total calories burned. assuming that your diet and supplementation/gear is in order, then i believe that doing cardio first thing in the morning is the best. your body will ahve very low sugar stores and will utilize fat as an energy source better. also, imo, total calories burned HAS to be more than calories consumed or, by logic, you will not lose weight. hope this helps
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