Excessive Cardio

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  1. comeback

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    The links you cite appear to be informercials for snake oil salesmen. They give no references to actual studies, e.g. where and whether they were ever published. This may be what's often called junk science.
     
  3. Ronaldo

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    Saw a guy run 20-50+ miles a day. He looked like an 18 yo at 60. Died when he was 62, my hero
     
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    Not so. Many pro and other decent tennis players will keep their heart rate in the aerobic range for much of a singles match. I believe that 40-60% of their energy demands are met by the aerobic system. I have provided a link for a USTA white paper on this several times in the past few years.
     
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    Losing the weight will help, but not solve the problem, and improve your cardiovascular system, Hydration and proper breathing techniques are also crucial for endurance on the court....
     
  8. r2473

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    I think much of the world's population (and especially the USA) suffers from excessive cardio. I wish we could convince americans to just sit in front of the TV and relax with a bag of Cheetos
     
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    The typical marathoner seems to be very uncomfortable, often in agony, as he crosses the finish line.

    I think 26 miles is way overdoing it.

    It can't be healthy for the average person (non-professional athlete) to be running that distance.
     
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    This.

    Less than 1/10 of one percent have too much cardio.

    Probably 99% could use more cardio.
     
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    'Excessive X is bad for you'; true, by the very definition of 'excessive'
     
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    I consider running at an above average pace more than a mile to be excessive cardio
     
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    Don't forget the Marlboro's. Unfiltered.
     
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    Fully agreed. I actually don't think it's healthy even for pro athletes. Being able to run a half-marathon in a good time is a great indicator of good fitness and health, a full one is good only for fund raising or bragging rights not health.
     
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    My opinion is above. How far does anyone think is too much cardio..2,3 5 miles?
     
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    How is 2 or 3 miles cardio?
     
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    I personally wouldn't go for any run over 13 miles. Anything 8-10 miles or less is pretty good I think, and I think if you could run a mile in less than 5 and a half minutes you should be more than fine as far as tennis shape is concerned, although for my personal playstyle (lots of retrieving), that probably isn't good enough to play high level 4.5 or 5.0 (I'll worry about having the tennis skills for those levels first though)
     
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    Naperville fitness center
     
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    The complaints are on steady-state cardio. You can do intervals with cardio too. My tennis performance improves when I'm running and you know the guy that's a little overweight and out of shape doesn't want to get into long rallies with you when it's 90 and humid out.
     
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    Studies have proven that HIIT cures cancer.
     
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    > Studies have proven that HIIT cures cancer.

    Given the links that are evolving between sugar and cancer, I wouldn't discount that.
     
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