Cardio Training Success Story

  • olden

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    Jul 15, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    One measure of the efficiency of the heart is called the Ejection Fraction, the percentage of blood that is transferred from one chamber to the next with each heart beat. The average for an American adult male is about 60%.

    Two years after my heart attack and quint bypass, my EF was 30%. After the last two years of cardio work outs that include one hour a day walking, plus four 40+ minutes stationary bike work outs per week, I got the news today that my EJ is now 50%, a two thirds improvement.

    Recently I started HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) on the stationary bike and hope that next year my EJ will be up to 60%, equivalent to my nonheart attack peers.

    Cardio workouts have also brought my LDL to 35 (70 is the goal with 35 almost perfect). HDL, good cholesterol, is at the best level. My problem now is my overall cholesterol is too low (103). That's got to be unique in the world of fat and fast foods today.

    Sorry for the length of this epistle, but I felt like boasting a little on my improving health.

    May you all use Cardio Training to forstall problems and enjoy great heart health.
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    Jul 15, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    What's a boast for you can be an inspiration for another. Exercise is one of the best factors in maintaining a healthy body and enjoying a longer life. Every testimonial like yours inspires us all to keep at it...which is needed now and again.

    Congratualtions on your improving health!
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    Congrats, olden! That's an accomplishment for sure, and my hat's off to you.

    Keep it up, and boast all you want. icon_cool.gif
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jul 17, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    Good for you Olden!!!

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    Jul 17, 2008 4:37 AM GMT
    What a super-duper accomplishment. Congrats!