Cardio

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  1. Guld

    Guld 昇龍拳

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    Does someone want to explain how burning fat through cardio works? I know HOW it works, but whats the deal with the "ideal" heart rates while doing it. Some calculator thing said my ideal heart rate for burning fat was between 117 and 137 beats per minute. So what am I sposed to do? Work up to between there and stop? What if it goes over? Should I let it fall back into that range?
     
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    Guld 昇龍拳

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    No one has any idea?
     
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    higher intensity --> more calories burned --> more fat lost

    the "ideal" heart rates are for most fat burned per calorie burned or some crap like that...its not important

    just do the higher intensity
     
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    Just do the cardio, basically.

    While you technically burn more glycogen at higher intensities, you burn more calories overall, so you burn more fat by default.

    There's a time and a place for both steady state, and for intervals/high intensity work.
     
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