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30min running on treadmill & 1hr full body, medium-high intensity workout at the gym 4x a week. On average how long until I start to look more toned?

30min running on treadmill & 1hr full body, medium-high intensity workout at the gym 4x a week. On average how long until I start to look more toned?

Depends: Being "tone" is dependent on multiple factors including your body fat percentage/lean muscle mass percentage as well as genetics. Some individuals are genetically inclined to have those "6-pack" abs, while others can strengthen their abs forever and be thin, but never get that 6-pack appearance. I would think though within one month that you would notice a change in your physical appearance. ...Read more

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Hey, is jump roping 1 minute and then resting one minute over and over a good stamina excercise? It seems a lot easier than going 10 minutes straight

Hey, is jump roping 1 minute and then resting one minute over and over a good stamina excercise? It seems a lot easier than going 10 minutes straight

Interval training: What you are talking about is interval training (30 sec sprint with a resting interval) vs lower intensity steady state training (treadmill or exercise bike). Weight lifters believe that the higher intensity interval training is better for burning fat. Some studies support this. Interval workouts should not be easier, though. ...Read more

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I try and walk 5 days a week at least 60 minutes a day on the treadmill at 2.3 mph with no incline is this still considered cardio?

I try and walk 5 days a week at least 60 minutes a day on the treadmill at 2.3 mph with no incline is this still considered cardio?

Cardio: Your question is missing any kind of data to make a good answer. The biggest issue is are you getting your heart rate to a level that is 'excercise'...Like at your age you should be at 130 to 140 beats per minute. If you are at this level you are exercising appropriately. If not you are just sauntering and wasting your time. ...Read more

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I've exercising 5-6 days a week doing jogging & HIIT, 5 months. RHR of 47. I jog a 12 minute mile and HR reaches 85-95% max almost hole time.am I ok?

I've exercising 5-6 days a week doing jogging & HIIT, 5 months. RHR of 47. I jog a 12 minute mile and HR reaches 85-95% max almost hole time.am I ok?

Need more informatio: the key to being "okay" is related to symptoms. If you are not having any, and your concern is heart rate, then you are likely okay. If you have other concerns, please see your primary care physician ...Read more

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Do i need a pacemaker, 73 year old male active, walking 3 mile a day. Pulse rate in the 40 to 50 beats a minute?

Do i need a pacemaker, 73 year old male active, walking 3 mile a day. Pulse rate in the 40 to 50 beats a minute?

Unlikely! PulseRate‚Ȇ: heart rate, may be slower, never faster. Slower rates for someone physically active is c/w lower normal heart size & good heart function. Pacemakers make heart weaker (less well coordinated due to where they stimulate heart muscle); only useful for long pauses, e.g. >2 sec, with symptoms due to low output for given activity. Pacemakers=only a backup; remind heart muscle to contract if too slow. ...Read more

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I have a resting heart rate of about 95-98, started exercising to lose weight with a mile indoor walking video. It took over an hour to recover my resting pulse...Blood pressure over last few days about 142/99 so should I decrease my intensity a bit, ju

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I have a resting heart rate of about 95-98, started exercising to lose weight  with a mile indoor walking video.  It took over an hour to recover my resting pulse...Blood pressure over last few days about 142/99 so should I decrease my intensity a bit, ju

Probably: If your BP consistently high after exercise- and if it high during the resting phase, you have to on medications. In that case you may have exercise less intensely, along with other life style changes. ...Read more

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34 male, EKG, echo stress fine. out of shape. Throat burn after walking. Is walking enough cardio at my age? Can I start by walking for 30 min/day?

34 male, EKG, echo stress fine.  out of shape. Throat burn after walking. Is walking enough cardio at my age? Can I start by walking for 30 min/day?

Exercise: Starting by walking 30min/day is excellent, work up to 3mi/day and then work for 3mi in less than an hour say target 3mi in 45min every day. At that point it should have taken you probably 6 weeks or perhaps more to get there and you should notice a good improvement. From there you can discuss with your Doc if you want to push to higher work loads. ...Read more

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Would 20 minutes a day cycling at 125bpm still improve fitness?

Would 20 minutes a day cycling at 125bpm still improve fitness?

Yes: Exercise, rest, good nutrition are key for developing a good healthy body. Daily 20 min exercise will help, and is better than sitting on your duffer. Try kicking up the exercise time slowly so that you are up to 45 minutes/day. You will feel better. ...Read more

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Will exercising laid down on a recumbent bike for 30-45mins at 140-160bpm Age 23, male. 4-6 times per week get my endurance up? I want to be VERY fit.

Keep up the regular: exercise but you may want to vary the type of exercise and intensity while incorporating not only cardiovascular workouts of various types with periods of increased intensity during each workout but also include some weight training and flexibility while avoiding overuse injury by being very repetitive or rapidly getting onto an exercise routine without proper planning. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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How beneficial is a 1-3 mile jog and 100 push-ups 3-5 days out the week?

How beneficial is a 1-3 mile jog and 100 push-ups 3-5 days out the week?

Very: Any form of exercise that pushes your pulse rate into an aerobic range (say 70% or your age max, 210-your age x .7) is worth it; although it is also said that you need to work out for at least 20-30 minutes to get a real benefit;. ...Read more

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Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

An xray, : Ct scan or MRI would be able to tell you what the situation of the bone. Is that what normally happens? No. But, if a cyst is present it doesn't really matter how it got there the idea is to deal with it..meaning treat it if necessary. ...Read more

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After doing the cooldown of exercise, I am stuck at 110 - 115bpm for at least another 20 minutes before it drops to below 100. Heart Disease?

After doing the cooldown of exercise, I am stuck at 110 - 115bpm for at least another 20 minutes before it drops to below 100.  Heart Disease?

No: Your normal. When exercising it can take time for the heart to cool down. If it doesn't resolve or your pulse stays above 100 all the time, you may want to get that checked out. ...Read more