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Pre-Lift Cardio Warm Up

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

Calories Burned:  170 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)

Warm Up Activity

Before completing a strength workout complete a 5-minute cardio warm up to loosen up your muscles. Any activity that raises your heart rate will do at an RPE between 2-4.

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

If you choose to stretch before lifting, please do so AFTER the cardio activity.

Tags:  dynamic, stretch, walk, warm up

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