Cardio Equipment Parkersburg WV
Cardiovascular exercise exerts the capacity of your heart and lungs. Walking, aerobics, jogging, swimming and running are popular cardiovascular- promoting activities.
To reap all the benefits of a cardiovascular workout, activity should be sustained for at least 30 minutes, approximately three to four times per week.
Not only that, but you need to get in the zone the cardio zone that is! The cardio zone exists as a calculation of how many calories and how much fat you've burned when performing certain activities.
Your cardio zone is calculated by doing the following calculation:
- Subtract your age from 220. Calculate 70-percent of that number. This is your target heart rate per minute.
- To find out if you're in the fat burning zone, take your pulse halfway into your cardio workout for six seconds. Next, add a zero to the end of that number. This calculation represents your heart rate per minute.
- If you find that your workout heart rate is above your target heart rate then take your workout down a notch; if it's below your target heart rate turn your workout up a notch.
If you're dreadful at math like me never fear, there are easier ways to figure out if you're burning fat and those math geeks will never be the wiser.
In the middle of your cardio session simply sing a line from your favorite song, or read a sentence from your magazine out load. If you find that you're gasping to finish the line then your workout is too strenuous...