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how much aerobic exercise

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Created July 05, 2012 at 12:41 PM

how much aerobic exercise do we need?

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Can't wait to go into work naked and have a legit reason for it. "It's an accelerated fat loss program. Don't worry about it."

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on July 06, 2012
at 12:56 AM

He's pretty much the #1 S&C coach in MMA with a degree in exercise science. Cited reference or not I dont question his knowledge. Aerobic training targets different parts of our heart than HIIT. Any exercise science book will inform you of that. Not saying 1 is better than the other.

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on July 05, 2012
at 10:11 PM

It doesn't really do much good to read an unreferenced blog post. Plateauing on HIIT would be a valid criticism, but the author only mentions Izumi Tabata and doesn't cite any of his studies. The rest of the article is speculation for which no evidence is offered.

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on July 05, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Sam, HIIT can not replace the benifits of aerobic training. I'll look for the article Joel Jameson wrote but for now all I have is this http://www.8weeksout.com/2012/02/23/roadwork-2-0-the-comeback/

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on July 05, 2012
at 07:11 PM

don't forget: the fewer clothes you wear, the more effective the exercise.

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:14 PM

I read that you have to face north or it doesn't work.

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at 05:41 PM

Wrong. 9 Minutes, three and a half times every 3rd week of the month.

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on July 05, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Many people claim that cardio is not paleo. But even in today's world we have San bushmen who run down impalas with a nice 11 mile run. Every form of exercise is paleo. Sitting on your ass all day is not paleo.

As to how much, remember that NO EXERCISE makes you stronger. Only the recovery from ALL EXERCISE makes you stronger. So if you exercise so much that you don't give yourself time to recover, then that will not strengthen you and is not paleo. 1 hour per day is quite sufficient.

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on July 05, 2012
at 12:49 PM

Being aerobic is the same as being alive. It's breathing. It's moving... it should be what you do in your everyday life.

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on July 05, 2012
at 05:29 PM

None.

All of the benefits of aerobic exercise can be had by doing anaerobic sprints with sufficient rest periods between, i.e., high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

One exception that I know of: Moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICE, my favorite acronym) might be a better mood elevator than HIIT.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 05, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Sam, HIIT can not replace the benifits of aerobic training. I'll look for the article Joel Jameson wrote but for now all I have is this http://www.8weeksout.com/2012/02/23/roadwork-2-0-the-comeback/

F0a3e3f17d9a740810ac37ff2353a9f3

(3804)

on July 05, 2012
at 10:11 PM

It doesn't really do much good to read an unreferenced blog post. Plateauing on HIIT would be a valid criticism, but the author only mentions Izumi Tabata and doesn't cite any of his studies. The rest of the article is speculation for which no evidence is offered.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 06, 2012
at 12:56 AM

He's pretty much the #1 S&C coach in MMA with a degree in exercise science. Cited reference or not I dont question his knowledge. Aerobic training targets different parts of our heart than HIIT. Any exercise science book will inform you of that. Not saying 1 is better than the other.

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on July 05, 2012
at 02:19 PM

11 minutes twice every 6 weeks.

F0a3e3f17d9a740810ac37ff2353a9f3

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:14 PM

I read that you have to face north or it doesn't work.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on July 05, 2012
at 07:11 PM

don't forget: the fewer clothes you wear, the more effective the exercise.

C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

(1548)

on July 05, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Wrong. 9 Minutes, three and a half times every 3rd week of the month.

C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

(1548)

on July 06, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Can't wait to go into work naked and have a legit reason for it. "It's an accelerated fat loss program. Don't worry about it."

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C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 05, 2012
at 02:04 PM

Our bodies run on the aerobic energy system all the time. As far as exercising, I'm assuming you are reffering to below anaerobic threshold you'll need a minimum of 30-45 minuted 2x a week for your body to adapt.

my sorce- joel writer of 8weeksout.com

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on July 05, 2012
at 01:19 PM

This is an interesting question but I don't think that anyone can give you a fixed amount and state that EVERYONE needs that.

I think what is important to stay active and get your heart rate up several times a week so any activity that gets your heart rate up will do even if it is waitressing or babysitting.

People are so different. I function well on certain amount of exercise until my body needs a rest then I take a day/week off.

I think you need to find an activity that you enjoy, that is sustainable and stick with it.

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C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

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on July 05, 2012
at 12:44 PM

"need" I don't know if you can necessarily pin a "need" or requirement on any form of exercise. Granted, you need some type of to maximize health even if it's very low aerobic (walking). The better question is, what are your goals? Are you asking how much do you need for general fitness or for building up your Vo2 MAX and health?

I would suggest you find a few days a week you can fit various types of exercise into your schedule. A walk. Resistance training. Light jog. Anything you really enjoy.

It's when you set a goal, you work a specific way to reach that goal. Henceforth, much aerobic exercise will be needed if you want to train for a marathon (not that I exactly recommend that, haha.)

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