What sort of training gets you to moderate or vigorous intensity?
You can tell yourself without looking at your Fitbit or heart rate device by your manner of breathing. If your breathing rate increases so does your heart rate.
But does it mean you have to do cardio, like XFB (Xtreme Fat Burner), to get your heart rate up to improve your fitness?
Two basic types of fitness:
By lifting, pulling, pushing heavier weights through reps and sets and working to build more muscle, there are various methods to exert your efforts that bring your heart rate up during the training. The more exertion, particularly by sustaining the exercise movement longer, rather than more weight over a shorter period, requires more oxygen and blood pumping and more heart rate. All of this has the outcome of bigger muscles which increases your metabolic rate.
Typically requires the body to exert itself in order to achieve an action over time that may be continuous, like running, or by interval, such as repeated short sprints or an aerobics class such as XFB. The fast body weight actions result in the same exertion demanding oxygen like muscular fitness, but because there is little or no resistance from weight bearing other than body, the muscles are not challenged to grow. However, there is a sustained effort greater than muscular fitness that works the oxygen demand in a different way.
Benefits of either (Muscular or Aerobic):
You can train for both, however, training for both makes it difficult to achieve high standards of either, but at the same time it will be very beneficial for your body. Most people have a preference for one over the other, but both are just as rewarding.
- Coach Stephen