HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR CARDIO TRAINING SESSIONS BE?
A cardio training session allows you to burn energy while building your cardiovascular endurance and improving your breathing. Find out how long your cardio training sessions should last based on the goals you wish to reach:
Objective 1: Getting back into sports, or physical rehabilitation. The goal of this training is to maintain your fitness level and limit how much fat your body stores.
- Activity: walking, slow cycling, seating spinning
- Intensity: low
- Duration: start with one 30 minute session per day, then increase it to 45 minutes (at least 3 times a week in order to get results).
Objective 2: Weight loss The goal of this training activity is to burn calories.
- Activity: running, exercise bike, cross trainer
- Intensity: medium
- Duration: a 40-minute session 2 or 3 times a week, then increase the length and frequency of your sessions based on your progress.
Objective 3: Increase your performance, and cardiovascular and lung capacities.
- Activity: sprint, interval training, cycling
- Intensity: high
- Duration: a 20-30 minute session 2 or 3 times a week with a 48 hour recovery time between each session.
Please note: As you increase your performance, your body will need more energy to keep your muscles nourished. So your muscles will burn more calories and you are continuously increasing your metabolism.