Author Topic: "You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"  (Read 4555 times)

Offline PaleoDavid

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"You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"
« on: August 02, 2014, 07:46:29 AM »

This is an article by someone I respect a great deal.

http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/long-duration-low-intensity-cardio/




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Re: "You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 08:17:42 AM »
I've been canoeing/kayaking this spring/summer and find it enjoyable.  Paddling for 3 hrs would definintely qualify as long duration cardio - so i'm covered either way!

That said, this doesn't mean turn into a distance runner - i.e. someone who's injured half the time with knee/leg issues and carries no upper body muscle :)


Offline Warren Dew

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Re: "You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 04:13:49 PM »
I kind of feel like the article reflects an incomplete understanding of high intensity interval training.  HIIT is a form of interval training, not a form of high intensity training.  It has intervals of lower intensity, and some forms of HIIT never get into the anaerobic range.  Even the "high intensity" parts are only high intensity relative to most cardio training.

And frankly, the regimen he suggests - training at 150 bpm heart rate - is actually pretty high intensity as well, as aerobic training goes.  I'm certainly willing to believe that doing it for 30 minutes a day instead of 10 minutes a day will result in marginally greater aerobic gains - if you have the time to do that.

I do think the point he brings up about heart stroke volume is interesting.  That may be difficult to develop without longer periods of aerobic training.  But again, you have to have the time for it.

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Re: "You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 03:33:27 AM »
Well, in defense of running, I have been running for 40 years.  I have been injured three times, all due to shoes.  So now I run barefoot.  No problems except for those damn bees!

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Re: "You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 10:10:08 AM »
Walking is great, we should all do more of that. Sprinting is great, we should all do some of that.

Jogging is the devil.


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Re: "You NEED Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio"
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 09:07:46 AM »
an interesting read but I suppose this all falls down to an individuals long term goals. Long duration low intensity cardio is general something that encompasses most outdoor hobbies and should be actively encouraged as something that is good for your health and longevity.

I agree with Warrens comments on HIIT training.