Benefits of High and Moderate Intensity Workout

To supercharge your exercise workout routine, you should aim for an intensity workout. You may ask what is a high intensity workout? Well it depends on who you ask. Bodybuilding will describe this type of workout routine as something different to a cardio session in the gym. Now simply put it is described as – (Intensity: is the amount of physical power (expressed as a percentage of the maximal oxygen consumption) that the body uses when performing an activity). A moderate one would be of a lower oxygen consumption.

So if you are walking a 10k or 20k, how briskly you walk would define the intensity of that walk and the pressure it puts on your body. Therefore it is easy to say that that the more intense the exercise, the more oxygen you will consume and the more calories you will burn.

Aerobic exercises will more than any workout intensify any benefits to be derived from your workout and achieve maximum heart rate attainable by the particular exercise you are doing. The maximum heart rate definition is described as “the age-related number of beats per minute of the heart when working at its maximum that is usually estimated as 220 minus one’s age reached 90 percent of his maximum heart rate when tested on a treadmill”.

What is a good heart rate

If you have ever wondered what is a good heart rate in an intensity workout? Then it depends on a number of qualifying factors such as age, physical conditions, weight and so much more. You can also use a target heart rate calculator to find out or consult with your Doctor before starting any workout or exercise program. Here are some intensity workout videos.

Moderate intensity exercise examples

Some examples of moderate intensity exercises would be:

moderate intensity workout exercise

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1. Walking briskly at about 2-3 miles per hour or faster, however not as though you were in a walking race.

2. Taking in some Water aerobics.

3. Bicycling at a slow pace of about 10-12 miles per hour.

4. Tennis (doubles) which is more intense than single.

5. Ballroom dancing doing the Latin variety .

6. General gardening on a daily basis.

High intensity exercise examples

Some examples of high intensity workouts would be:

high intensity workout

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1. Walk and Sprint.

2. Jog and Sprint.

3. Infinite Pushups.

4. Infinite Squats.

4. Push and Squat.

6. Sit Up and Jump.

7. Infinite Burpees.

So whether you fall into any of these two high intensity workout groups, remember that exercising and keeping fit is the key to living a relatively long and healthy life. Your health is in your hands. See videos.