Tips how to optimize your cardiovascular training

  • First thing to look at is the regularity of your cardiovascular training.
  • Ensure that you are well hydrated and your body well nourished - however try not to eat bigger meals close to any cardiovascular training.
  • Cardiovascular training can be started at any age. After age 35 a general EKG test is recommended to clarify any possible contraindications.
  • Always train in that way that you enjoy your cardio routine.
  • You should increase the time of the training first until you can do 30-40 minutes of training without much of a problem. With the increase in cardiovascular fitness you then can also start to slowly increase the training intensity (speed, workload (watts) etc.).
  • Too big of a gap between training sessions leads to a drop in your cardiovascular capacity.
  • If you have any infections, especially along with fevers and / or stomache aches you should not do any training until you are fully recovered. Try also to avoid training in high outdoor temperatures and humidity above 80%. Because of the high ozone levels in Australia it is best to do any outdoor training either in the morning, evening or indoors.
  • Doing sprints at the end of any cardiovascular exercise routine doesn't make much sense because it creates unwanted high lactate levels which then leads to a prolonged recovery period.