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🫀Zone 2 Training – Why you should be doing more of it . . .

Hey! – Rob here 👋🏼

 

Your Daily Health Fix today is about … 

Zone 2 Training

What is it? 

Zone 2 training is physical activity performed continuously at a steady state for periods of 45 to 90minutes. As an approximation, Zone 2 is the zone in which the activity is moderately challenging – for example fast walking or gentle running at a pace where you can just about maintain a conversation. 

 

 

Who should do it?

Almost everyone – From high level athletes to beginners and entry level exercisers. 

 

Exercising at zone 2 improves cardiovascular endurance, aids metabolic function and the ability to utilise fat as fuel. Consistency with zone 2 steady state training pays dividends in the long run for gaining and maintaining a decent base level of fitness whilst minimising the risk of physical injury and overload on the central nervous system.

 

 

What to watch out for:

– Zone 2 needs to be steady and relatively easy – the benefits are lost at Zone 3 and 4.

– Zone 2 doesn’t replace strength training and mobility conditioning, but it will contribute to more effective and energetic training sessions.

– By nature zone 2 keeps you well below your theoretical limits. For optimal health and performance high intensity burst interval training should be included in a well rounded program.

. . . That’s it for this dose,

 

Until the next time – Stay Motivated!💪🏼

 

Rob

 

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