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Exploring Intensity

In Memory of Mr. Smith

It’s been a while since we posted anything on the C High blog or FBook page. My father, George Goodman aka Adam Smith, died this year. He was my first coach and mentor. He was known for his writing skill and ability to make the complex seem simple. At Cardio[…]

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Cardio High and the VO2 Max Test

After introducing you to the VO2 max test here (and an easy at-home calculator), we had to see how the pros did it. Your faithful cardio correspondent visited a local gym called VO2 Max Fitness to see how the test actually works. The test involved placing a plastic mask over[…]

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Is Drinking Water Overrated?

As we previously noted, a long-held belief is that one key to living healthy is drinking roughly 3 liters of water every day. But Dr. Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School questioned this recommendation, and after researching its origins he discovered that there’s no scientific study showing a health benefit[…]

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Guzzling 8 Glasses a Day

(Or How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Drinking Water) Screen shot 2013-10-23 at 9.25.08 AMSince the 1940s the American health establishment has recommended 8 glasses of water each day. The National Academy of Sport Medicine, NASM, ups the liquid intake requirement recommending that men drink 3 liters (99[…]

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Using the Borg Scale to Measure Intensity

At Cardio High we like to measure the intensity of our workouts. The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (or Borg Scale) is one of the fitness industry standards for measuring the intensity of exercise. The scale runs from 6 to 20. Starting at 6 may seem totally random, but the[…]

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Vacation Workout with Tabata Songs

Peter Driscoll thinks of the world as his gym. A CrossFit trainer and elementary school teacher from Vermont, he demonstrates how to do a Tabata-style workout even on vacation where gyms aren’t always easy to find. Peter shot this video in Haiphong, Vietnam where he lunges through a rice field[…]

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