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Old 11-01-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Either short intense bursts on elliptical trainer, or weighted step-ups, or bouncing (/w holding 5-10lb hand weights) on a trampoline -- or much longer, less weighted workouts, going for up til 1 hr/day but at a reduced intensity from the other weighted, high intensity/short burst workouts? I'm lost.

I have been doing about 30 mins/day of hand weights, alternating from doing 30 mins of step-ups on a bench, then w/ next day doing 30 mins of light presses, curls, etc. while rebounding on mini-trampoline. But now I see that it is the longer duration, & no weights needed really workouts, that seems to boost/build/sustain cardio heart health for longevity like that of triathletes based on endurance of cardio-system?

Which is best investment of time for heart health? Train like a mid-wt. boxer or triathlete... or... more like a sprinter or speed skater for explosive get-your-heart-rate-up but don't sustain it up for more than 30-60 second bursts?

Thanks anyone.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Either short intense bursts on elliptical trainer, or weighted step-ups, or bouncing (/w holding 5-10lb hand weights) on a trampoline -- or much longer, less weighted workouts, going for up til 1 hr/day but at a reduced intensity from the other weighted, high intensity/short burst workouts? I'm lost.

I have been doing about 30 mins/day of hand weights, alternating from doing 30 mins of step-ups on a bench, then w/ next day doing 30 mins of light presses, curls, etc. while rebounding on mini-trampoline. But now I see that it is the longer duration, & no weights needed really workouts, that seems to boost/build/sustain cardio heart health for longevity like that of triathletes based on endurance of cardio-system?

Which is best investment of time for heart health? Train like a mid-wt. boxer or triathlete... or... more like a sprinter or speed skater for explosive get-your-heart-rate-up but don't sustain it up for more than 30-60 second bursts?

Thanks anyone.
They are all good if they exercise your heart. So, which ones are best?

Here's my answer: the ones that are cheapest, most convenient, take the least amount of time, and are the most likely to continue.

So, forget the fancy gyms and fancy equipment due to cost and forget about exotic destinations that limit participation to once a week or less and forget about something that you can't complete at lunch or in a short amount of time after work, and forget about anything monotonous.

So, I play lunchtime basketball for at least 90 minutes twice a week and I swim 2000 yards two to three times a week. Swimming with a Swimp3 player makes swimming to music a lot more fun. Basketball is free and we play at work and swimming is about $2 per swim.
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