ENDURANCE (CARDIO) TRAINING HELPS TO MANAGE STRESS
Studies show that athletes who regularly practice endurance (cardio) training react less to stress than people who do not practice any sport. On the one hand, this comes from the positive effect of exercise on the cardiovascular system, and on the other side from the simple fact that practice constitutes a parenthesis sought in everyday life. During this moment, you are refocusing on yourself. Outdoor sports, in particular, help you step back and clear your mind while stimulating circulation.
ENDURANCE (CARDIO) TRAINING IS GREAT FOR THE HEART AND PROTECTS AGAINST COMMON ILLNESSES CAUSED BY THE MODERN LIFESTYLE.
It mainly strengthens the most important of all muscles – the myocardium (the heart). Regular training saves your heart rate in the long run. In other words, with each beat, the heart circulates more blood than in the absence of the sport. The body is, therefore, better irrigated. This phenomenon results in more vitality, a better immune system, and reduced cholesterol levels. In the long term, this improvement in blood circulation reduces the risk of vascular diseases and heart attacks.
Are you in an apartment and can’t jump? Are you registered for a gym and have a wide choice of machines and equipment at your disposal? Do you want to train outdoors with the elements of nature? Do you want to lose fat? Develop your upper body? Strengthen your back?
It’s up to you to imagine the HIITs that best match your environment, your goals, your abilities, or even your possible injuries!
Cardio training is an effective way to burn fat and lose weight. It has been known for a long time that fats are burned more effectively if we respect a target zone of intensity corresponding to approximately 70% of its maximum heart rate, that is to say, a relatively low intensity. Recent studies in Australia and Japan reveal that there is a much more effective method of losing weight. Explanations.
DEVELOP YOUR BASIC ENDURANCE
Basically, (almost) everyone can run, bike, and swim. Rapid progress can be observed in particular for real beginners when they follow a regular and straightforward training program. Significant improvements are visible from 4 to 6 weeks. Once the first workouts – often tricky and frustrating – behind you, you can expect quick results. Do not forget: The more quickly you master something, the more you enjoy it. Check out our tips for advanced (cardio) endurance training.
You will be able to create your training by defining the time of effort and recovery, the number of laps, the type of exercises, or their level of difficulty according to your physical capacities.
And in the form of a circuit, it’s more fun! If you go on several laps in a specific time, note how much you do. If you need to complete your circuit as quickly as possible, write down your time.