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"Cardio" is essential to improve "fitness" and achieve and maintain high levels of leanness.
There are two reasons that one might choose to add “cardio” to their training:
Essentially, this is a form of energy system training, which I have written about here.
In general, you can structure your cardio in 2 main ways:
Aside from the differences in energy system adaptation, the main factors which might dictate your choice between these two methods are:
HIIT workout sessions are typically structured as follows:
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Welcome. I am Dr Megan Chircop. I am a medical scientist and nutritionist with 20 years in medical research. As such, I have extensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of how the body works. I am able to simplify the science behind the way food fuels the body and mind to provide energy and nutrition needed to achieve optimal health and vitality. I am also a keen sportswoman, and have extensive knowledge of sports nutrition.
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