Different types of cardio exercises

Different types of cardio exercises

When it comes to cardiovascular exercises and training, there is a huge number you can use to train yourself with. Each one of these has its own individual advantages and disadvantages with some being more appropriate for people who are more advanced with cardio workouts than for a complete beginner.

One type of cardiovascular exercise is low intensity and long duration. This style of cardiovascular work involves you reaching approximately 40-60% of your maximum heart rate. This style should be something relatively easy and continuous for a long period of time such as walking or cycling and is very good for beginners. Another type of cardiovascular training is medium intensity and medium duration. This style involves work done to reach approximately 70% of your maximum heart rate and is harder than the low intensity training, therefore it cannot be done for as long but is the first step up from it. The next step up from this would be a high intensity and short duration training program. This is where you aim to have your heart beating at 80-85% of your maximum heart rate but due to the intensity of this training it is advisable to only do it for a very short period of time.

Some good cardiovascular workouts include walking or running either on ground or on a treadmill, doing hill sprints, jumping a skipping rope, swinging a kettle-bell around, stair sprints with different challenges for yourself, beach sprints or even barbells.

There are many different ways to put yourself through cardiovascular training and they all have their individual benefits, you just need to find which style of cardiovascular exercise is best for you as an individual instead of taking others opinions into account, everyone has their own individual workout style and cardiovascular training should be a part of it if it isn’t already.