How much exercise?

How much exercise?

So how much exercise should you take? The effectiveness of exercise is proportional to its intensity and total dose. From what I said last week, you would be right to presume that optimal exercising should be about 30 to 40 minutes of exercise three or four times per...
How often, how hard, how long?

How often, how hard, how long?

How much exercise do we need? Here’s a quick guide – more or less applicable to any endurance exercise. The following graphs indicate the frequency, intensity and duration needed to increase your aerobic capacity – your cardiorespiratory fitness. These are sometimes...
The meaning of your VO2max

The meaning of your VO2max

Your VO2max Last week I explained how you could measure your own fitness level as your VO2max. Since you are not actually measuring the amount of oxygen you are absorbing from breathing, the figure is your “predicted VO2max” – but it is reasonably...