Beginners are at a vital juncture: they’ve made the decision to get fit and realize they have an array of options in front of them. Make the wrong choice, and you’ll potentially derail your progress for weeks (or sometimes even years). Check cardiovascular fitness.
Learn from someone with experience with fat reduction and keep away from long length, steady state cardio.
If your training program is dull, it’s going to be tough for you to follow the program. Try and find something exciting. Something you will look forward to doing every week.
Jogging hurts. Jogging was my form of outside cardio. I used to jog for 3-4 miles at least 4 days per week.
The pain could also have be caused by overuse injuries, which comes from too much repetition of the same activity. Professional runner andcyclers often complain about knee problems later in life.
The pain started with my shins and traveled to my knees. The uneven outside surface, and the constant pounding on the knees does a lot of damage to your joints.
The bigger you are, the more you should keep away from running long distance. One or two miles is fine at a frequency of 2-3 days per week.
Higher intensity space cardio causes losses in strength, power, and muscle mass. You might not care about power or strength, but you should care about muscle mass.
This is because muscle is more metabolically active than fat. It takes more calories to keep a pound of muscle than a pound of fat.
Therefore, the more muscle you have on your body, the higher your metabolic rate. A quick metabolism can allow you to burn more calories during the day without performing more exercise or eating less.
Aerobic exercise is an impractical way of burning lots of calories. The bigger you are, the more fat you will burn off with aerobic exercise. But, as you become leaner and fitter, you will have to perform more aerobic exercise so as to burn the same amount of fat.
By way of instance, if in the beginning you were able to burn 100 calories in 20 minutes, 6 months from now it may take you up to an hour to burn the same number of calories.
Of course, this is just an example, but that is what happens. Your body becomes efficient at using energy to perform a task. Consequently, it takes more work to burn off more calories.