Cardiovascular training

benefits

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28/11/2004 at 13:09
I keep getting flyers from a few local gyms telling me its good for you. Does anyone know what this involves and would it benefit my running i am new to running (4 months)and i am enjoying getting fit
28/11/2004 at 13:25
ll, I think it's just a general term used to describe a workout which increases your heartrate to 60-85% maximum hr over a longer period of time, and therefore builds your fitness -- cardiovascular training is usually a key part of any preparation for long-distance races, such as half-marathons or marathons because it boosts your endurance...
28/11/2004 at 21:32
In even more basic terms it means getting quite a lot out of breath and exercising your heart and lungs. That's all.
JJ
29/11/2004 at 12:26
Hi ll

Or in other words, you are already DOING Cardiovascular training, you're running ;)

The gym will just give you other options, such as stationary bike, rower, eliptical (sp) etc, none of which should hurt your running.

I would caution however, that depending on your current level of fitness (You mention only running for 4 months) it is possible to overtrain by doing too much. This can make you feel tired and letargic (sp)and affect your running. Your body will still be getting use to your exercise regime, so if you do join a gym start slowly and as is always the case "Listen To Your Body".

Also don't forget you need to fuel your body for the extra work you will be asking it to do.

Good Luck


MK
01/12/2004 at 18:30
How many times a week should i do the training and will it build my endurance up for a marathon
02/12/2004 at 08:24
As Michael says you're already doing cardiovascular training with your running. Follow a marathon training programme and if you feel like extra exercise then an hour on an exercise bike, rower or cross trainer won't do you any harm! All cv work in a gym will build endurance for a marathon - mainly because it's so boring!

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