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Hard Cardio - 75% Max HR (RPE 7)

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Cardio - Aerobics/Dancing

Calories Burned:  680 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
This aerobic exercise should be completed at 75% of YOUR maximum effort, an RPE of approximately 7.

Most people start at 20 minutes of hard cardio, but be your own judge. The ultimate goal is 45 minutes of hard cardio as presented, but it does not matter how long it takes you to get there.

RPE stands for Rate of Perceived Exertion and is based on a 10-point scale.

10 = extreme exertion -- conversation is impossible

8 = high effort -- conversation is extremely labored

6 = optimum effort -- conversation is difficult, but possible

4 = medium effort -- conversation is easy to maintain

2 = warm up

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