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Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

Don't Let These Myths Sabotage Your Success

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Actually, the one thing I noticed was on the machines I used seemed to underestimate the calories that
I burnt (the one I rode at a city rec centre 0.5 hr =110 cals (this was a moderately hard programme not steady slow cycling ) Report
Actually the one thing I noticed was that the machines I used seemed to nderestimate the cakories
the one I rode at a city rec centre 0.5 hr =110 cals (this was a moderately hard programme not steady slow cycling. Report
The idea that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie is plain wrong. If you use a calorie from fat, it's gone. You lost the weight, If you use a calorie of carbohydrate from your glycogen stores, you have to replace it before you can do another good quality workout. if you burn a calorie of carbohydrate from your exercise drink or energy bar, it was never yours to lose in the first place. To lose fat, you have to use fat. There is an optimal intensity at which the most possible fat is used per minute, and it's not at very low effort where you are using the highest percentage of fat, nor is it at high-intensity where you are using the most calories per minute. It's somewhere in between, at a pace that still feels pretty mellow and sustainable. Report
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"Myth #1: The Fat-Burning Program Helps You Burn More Fat and Lose Weight" --- this is not a myth. It is more of a misunderstanding. Fat-burn rates do burn more fat than higher heart rates. Burning fat does help you lose weight. The idea that people are wasting time using equipment at fat-burn level is a self-centered one. Not everyone wants to walk away from the gym tired and sweaty. Not everyone is going for maximum burn per hour.
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I don't believe any of those machines. Too many variables. Report
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There were some good points in this article. However, most people exercised for the cardio benefits, not so much for calorie burn. I used my weight scale instead. I also be careful not to eat empty calories and minimized carbo. I have been working out in the gym over 50 years, the treadmill at home was the best investment I ever had. It allowed me to use at my leisure time at home on alternate gym day. I never worried about calorie, I just walked at 4 miles for 30 - 50 minutes or until exhausted. I also started with 10 minutes of treadmill in the gym for warm up. The only advantage to outside if one was a runner which beat running on the treadmill. Almost no one walked fast enough on the outside to be of any benefit. The most important motivation for exercise was to have a goal, whether it was loose weight, be in better shape, and looked better. Report
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Every person burns a different number of calories, how can a machine know? Report

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