Thread: Help with fat burning cardio
06-01-2004, 09:48 PM #1
Help with fat burning cardio
i dont have heart rate monitor or anything like that, how do i know what speed to use in a treadmill or bike and maintain it while still being within fat burning zone. i always assumed between 5kph-6.5kph is good? can you guys give me tips? thanks
06-01-2004, 10:20 PM #2
i dont know if you wanted a speed for running but I like to walk at between 4.0-4.5mph on a 15.0 incline for 30-45mins. I find this works really well in the A.M. I dont run so I couldnt help you out in that department.
06-01-2004, 10:46 PM #3Originally Posted by TheChosenOne
15 incline!!!!! What?? What kinda treadmill do you have??
On my treadmill and every other one i have ever used the incline is like 5.0 or 5.5 at most at that speed for fat burning zone...... 15.0?? I have never heard of a treadmill even going that high. 10.0 is the highest on any treadmill I have ever used, and that is pretty **** steep and hard on the ankles.
06-01-2004, 11:48 PM #4
I know for sure that the latest Life Fitness treadmills go to a 15 degree incline as do the StarTrac treadmills.
I love walking on an incline like that. If you are feeling really saucy and want to burn mad calories throw a back pack on and fill it with some weights and walk the incline just as if you were hiking a steep incline. That will have you covered in sweat trust me.
06-02-2004, 12:11 AM #5
i meant brisk walking not running.
06-02-2004, 12:13 AM #6
Speed 4.0-4.5 on a 5.0-5.5 incline should be close for an estimate. Best thing to do is buy a cheap heart rate monitor on ebay so you know for sure.
06-02-2004, 12:25 AM #7Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
06-02-2004, 12:32 AM #8
I always just count my pulse for 10 seconds and then multiply that by 6. that equals your heart rate.
06-02-2004, 03:34 PM #9
I just went back and reread your post and orignally it did say KPH. Hell spoon we dont know the metric system around here
I dont know what kind of treadmill you use but some of the newer ones have heart rate monitors attached to them. If you gym has those it may not be a bad idea.
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