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Posted: 10/22/2004 6:58:31 AM EDT
Can I injure myself by doing too much cardio? Would doing 30 min 3 times a day on an elipical machine be good for they ticker or would I be putting too much strain on the heart?

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:43:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 7:44:32 AM EDT by illigb]
I run 40-60 miles a week.

That 's about 6 hours with my heart rate about 150-160 bpm.

3 X 30 minutes is reasonable. Start slowly if you are not currently doing any cardio at all.

ETA - If you can injure yourself by doing too much cardio, I haven't seen it yet.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 9:59:15 AM EDT
That plan would work good to get into it. Then as you go slowly increase time and then start adding more days.

You dont want to run 6 days a week right away or else you will start to get stress fractures. And then yes you will hurt yourself doing cardio. But if you slowly work upto 6 days a week cardio you shouldnt have any problems.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:44:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:49:49 AM EDT
I have to second EAsr thoughts. However, I've known guys ("our age"50), that have had repetious motions like you describe using the "eliptical"everyday will wear down your joints/cartalige/etc. in specific areas causing soreness/pain. I personally try to vary my running motions on diffrent carido machines YMMV.
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