Aerobic base is the heart-rate range where you can exercise comfortably for long periods of time (20 to 60 minutes or more) without stopping. This is the most important type of training for a beginner exerciser. Of the three types of cardio/aerobic training described in The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan, this is the form that is lowest in intensity, requiring you to maintain a steady heart rate that is between 50 and 75 percent of your maximum heart rate for 20 minutes or longer. A half-hour power walk that elevates your heart rate to 65 percent of your maximum heart rate is a good example. During aerobic exercise, your body is using oxygen to create energy to keep going, oxygen that, in turn, your body uses to burn fat and sugar. The more you condition your aerobic base, the more you will strengthen your heart and lungs, the more efficient you will become at using fat as a fuel source, and the easier it will be to function in your everyday life without running out of breath or energy. Just as you have to walk before you run, you have to train your aerobic base before you can move up to higher intensities of training. You can use a heart-rate monitor to keep track of your heart rate during your workout.
~Team Hollywood Trainer
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