Cardio Warm Up

 Rating: 3.0/5.0
Posted by FitClick
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:20pm filed under Cardio - Aerobics/Dancing

Calories Burned:  170 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
This exercise can be performed before all cardio activity and especially before any type of speed training.

Any light cardio activity is acceptable. The purpose is to increase the heart rate and warm up the body before intense activity is initiated. This exercise should be performed BEFORE stretching at an RPE between 2-4.

RPE stands for Rate of Perceived Exertion and is based on a 10-point scale.

10 = extreme exertion -- conversation is impossible

8 = high effort -- conversation is extremely labored

6 = optimum effort -- conversation is difficult, but possible

4 = medium effort -- conversation is easy to maintain

2 = warm up

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