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All CV Equally Beneficial??

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2007/06/15 14:53:08 (permalink)
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All CV Equally Beneficial??

I had a lunchtime workout yesterday and wore my heart rate monitor. I did about a 15 min extended warm-up on a spinning bike and maybe 30 mins of mid-section work. According to the HR monitor I used approx. 300 calories and my average HR was around 120.

In the morning I just use a spin bike for about 30 mins at low intensity (around 115BPM) and use around 200 cals.

If I do a mid-section workout rather than specific CV exercise it seems to use similar calories at similar HR but with the added bonus of working the mis-section.

Is it necessary therefore to do specific CV exercises or will any activity that = same calories burned at similar HR be equally beneficial?
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    freak_in_cage
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    RE: All CV Equally Beneficial?? 2007/06/15 19:49:18 (permalink)
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    same heart rate = same cals burned

    of course its easier IME to get heart rate up when doing a more "full body" cardio eg rower, than it is on say bike wich is mainly legs.

    of course if yoru training for sport some cardio will "carry over" better- play rugby = HIIT and jogging more beneficial/realistic than rower etc etc
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    RE: All CV Equally Beneficial?? 2007/06/15 20:27:59 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: freak_in_cage

    same heart rate = same cals burned


    That's what I'm getting at. I'm going to start cutting in a little over a week and rather than spend every morning and lunchtime plodding away on the bike, some alternatives that don't impact with the weights routine would be welcome.

    Running = too harsh on my dodgy hips and shin splints
    Rowing = too harsh on my lower back for anything over 20 mins
    Mid-section work = fun to do, abs get worked and decent low intensity cardio to boot.
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    RE: All CV Equally Beneficial?? 2007/06/15 21:31:01 (permalink)
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    cross trainer is another option, low impact and gets the heart pumping nicely
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