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Using Maximal Heart Rate to Measure Exercise Intensity - Is the Formula Flawed?

Using Maximal Heart Rate to Measure Exercise Intensity – Is the Formula Flawed?

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How do you monitor exercise intensity? One popular way is to determine at what percentage of your maximal heart rate you’re at – but how accurate are the calculations you use to determine maximal heart rate? Some research suggests the old formula 220 minus age isn’t very accurate for women. Find out what a more accurate formula might be as well as other ways to monitor exercise intensity.

4 Ways to Reduce the Muscles Catabolic Effects of Cardiovascular Exercise

4 Ways to Reduce the Muscles Catabolic Effects of Cardiovascular Exercise

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Cardiovascular exercise helps to build endurance and improve heart health but taken to an extreme, it can send your body into a catabolic state that makes it harder to build muscle strength and lean body mass. This article gives four tips for maintaining an anabolic state for muscle and strength development while still getting an adequate cardiovascular workout.

How Shocking Your Body Can Lead to New Fitness Gains

How Shocking Your Body Can Lead to New Fitness Gains

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Are you seeing improvements in your fitness level or is your fitness routine on cruise control? Routine is good because it means you’re working out consistently, but you also have to shake up your routine to keep your body guessing. “Shocking” your body with a new cardio routine can further your fitness level and help you break through a weight loss plateau.