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Exploring Intensity

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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Cardio High Scale

The Cardio High Scale Everyone is different – some people can sprint 100 meters without breaking a sweat while others may become winded after climbing a set of stairs. At Cardio High we are dedicated to experimentation as we strive to find excellent routines to safely help clients experience the[…]

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5 Things to Know About Tabata

1. The Tabata Protocol is a 4-minute interval sequence of 8 bouts of intense exercise for 20 seconds separated by 10 seconds of rest. 2. Izumi Tabata, a Japanese researcher started using the interval technique in a study examining high-intensity interval training or HIIT. In 1996 he studied two groups[…]

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