The Facts About Cardio Machines

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Try interval programs or create your own by working out intensely for 30 seconds, then 2 minutes at an easier pace. Repeat for up to 30 minutes. As it gets easier, increase the 30 seconds to 1 minute. If you like to keep up with your heart rate while working out, those handles that supposedly measure it sure do come in handy! But again, they may not be accurate, especially if you don't have a solid hold on them. Heart rate measured closer to the chest, not in the hands and fingertips, is much more accurate. Consider investing in a heart rate monitor, or simply measure your intensity on your ability to talk while you work out. If you can keep the pace and speak while slightly breathless, then you're working at the right intensity.