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    Hey, just a quick question.
    Would doing 20 mins of cardio/cardio boxing on alternate days everyday be effective for becoming generally fitter/aid a little weight loss?
    Or do you think it is better to do cardio for longer lengths less often?
    Thank you =]
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    I expect doing longer sessions is better as your heart rate is likely to get higher. Although, I know that for me, doing smaller sessions more often means I tend to do more work overall as doing long sessions means I give in.
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    What's ahem cardio boxing?
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    (Original post by Soph1990)
    Hey, just a quick question.
    Would doing 20 mins of cardio/cardio boxing on alternate days everyday be effective for becoming generally fitter/aid a little weight loss?
    Or do you think it is better to do cardio for longer lengths less often?
    Thank you =]
    It's better to do shorter intense exercise sessions i do believe than longer ones at a low intensity. I can imagine cardio boxing would be good as if you're going to a class it will help keep you motivated and boxing is pretty intense (from the few times i have hit a punch bag lol although i have no idea what that classes are like)
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    (Original post by Smophy)
    I expect doing longer sessions is better as your heart rate is likely to get higher. Although, I know that for me, doing smaller sessions more often means I tend to do more work overall as doing long sessions means I give in.
    lol think about it, the harder/more intense you exercise the higher your heart rate will be. After doing a 200m sprint you heart is gonna be beating a lot harder than a mile jog. You cant keep up maximal effort for long periods as you will fatigue so you have to pace yourself and therefore your heart rate will be a less when doing longer sessions

    Edit: I'm not exactly a fitness expert but its just common sense + i have read quite a lot on these things before and most people advise keeping exercise sessions under 45minutes to an hour as you will just start eating into muscle for energy then
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    (Original post by st_23)
    lol think about it, the harder/more intense you exercise the higher your heart rate will be. After doing a 200m sprint you heart is gonna be beating a lot harder than a mile jog. You cant keep up maximal effort for long periods as you will fatigue so you have to pace yourself and therefore your heart rate will be a less when doing longer sessions

    Edit: I'm not exactly a fitness expert but its just common sense + i have read quite a lot on these things before and most people advise keeping exercise sessions under 45minutes to an hour as you will just start eating into muscle for energy then
    Fair enough. You are right but that is provided that you put in more effort for the smaller sessions.
 
 
 
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