Episode 2: The Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Training

Jan 23, 2021 — By Curmari Lewis Creator/ Personal Trainer

Welcome to Episode 2 of my 5 part FREE series on The Stages Of Change. This episode discusses the benefits of cardio training. At uncomfortably fit, I integrate cardiorespiratory training in the majority of programs because of the benefit of it on the body is amazing. some benefits include individuals can achieve numerous health- related benefits from modest amounts of moderate- intensity exercise, and even greater benefits from vigorous- intensity exercise or a combination of both. Research has shown individuals cardiorespiratory fitness level is one of the strongest predictors of morbidity and mortality. To better understand, having poor cardiorespiratory fitness is related to a increase in risk of premature death from all causes, but in particular from cardiovascular disease. Below is a list of benefits of integrated cardio training:

  • Increased heart rate and respiratory rate: The effects- Increases cardiorespiratory systems capacity to perform work. Increases blood flow to active muscle tissue. Increases the oxygen exchange capacity.
  • Increased tissue temperature: The effects- Increases rate of muscle contraction. Increases efficiency of opposing muscle contraction and relaxation. Increases metabolic rates. Increases the soft tissue extensibility.
  • Increased psychological preparation for bouts of exercise: The effects- Increases the mental readiness of an individual.

Cardiorespiratory fitness is the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen-rich blood to skeletal muscles during sustained physical activity. The video discusses three ways to achieve optimal adaptations. These 3 ways include the following:

  1. Warm-up: is generally described as preparing the body for physical activity. It can be either general in nature or more specific to the activity to follow. Examples include: Using a treadmill, stationary bicycle, stairclimber, rower, elliptical trainer. For a duration of 5-10 minutes.
  2. Classical conditioning: Individuals who engage in cardiorespiratory exercise likely do so for a variety of reasons such as, burning calories to lose, stress reduction to improve their health, or for a host of other reasons. Benefits of cardiorespiratory exercise include:
  • Stronger and more efficient heart
  • Improved ability to pump blood (enhanced cardiac output)
  • Lower resting heart rate
  • Improved ability of muscles to use oxygen
  • Increase in lean body mass
  • Increase in metabolic rate
  • Reduced risk of obesity or diabetes mellitus
  • Improved breathing
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3. Cool Down: Provides the body with a smooth transition from exercise back to a steady state of rest. The cool down is the opposite of the warm up for better understanding. This portion of the workout is usually overlooked or skipped, but the cool down can have a significant impact on an individuals overall health. Benefits of the cool down include:

  • Reduce heart and breathing rates
  • Gradually cool body temperature
  • Return muscles to their optimal length- tension relationship
  • Restore physiologic systems close to baseline

During the cool down, static stretching should be used to return muscles to normal resting lengths, focusing on the major muscles that were used during workout. That concludes this weeks topic on the benefits of Cardiorespiratory training. I hope you find this information useful and as a resource to complete your fitness goals and ambitions. As always, Endure an open mind while maintaining balance within the body. ~ Lets Train.

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