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How Long Is Your Typical Cardio Workout?

When getting my sweat on at the gym, I can only handle doing 30 minutes on a cardio machine. I just tend to get bored and that is also my gym's time limit policy. When out for a run or ride, I can definitely go for much longer. When outdoors my stamina is stronger than when under the florescent lights of the gym. How long is your typical cardio workout?

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runnereater runnereater 7 years
30 minutes cardio is typical for me in the gym, but I can go longer if I have interesting reading material. If I'm running outside, though, time usually isn't a concern for me; then it's more about the scenery.
becky0125 becky0125 7 years
I've been trying to lose weight and was running about 80-90 minutes every day or logging that same time on the arctrainer...howevr it was making me so hungry i wasn't losing any weight. Now I toned it down to 50 minutes and that has worked much better.
magalaya magalaya 7 years
I can't run on treadmills, they're too boring for me, so I always run outside and that way I don't have to deal with time limits. Generally speaking I usually run around one hour, never less than 45 minutes but usually around 50-60 minutes.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
It depends. When I strength train, I do a 30 minute cardio warm up and a 10 minute cardio cool down. When I don't strength train, I spend 40-60 minutes on cardio.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
It depends on how much time I have. I currently have an hour+ commute, so most weekday mornings it's only 30 minutes. If I get to work from home that day, or if it's the weekend, then the workout is usually 60-90 minutes.
iheartkerning iheartkerning 7 years
No option for longer? My bike rides are usually minimum of 60-90 minutes if I'm doing a couple loops on a mountain bike trail, but easily go for 2-4 hours on my road bike.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
It depends. I can bike outside for 2-3 hours on the bike trail easily (I always lose track of time!), but when I'm indoors, I usually do about 90 minutes doing a combo of the elliptical trainer and the treadmill and jumprope.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 7 years
i'm starting to train for a half marathon, so my workout times are going to be varying quite a bit. however, i typically try to get in five 45 minute sessions per week.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
Wow! I can't wait until I can run for forty minutes. Mine really depends on what I do, I run a mile, I do Zumba for an hour and I do strength training for a little over half an hour mixed with cardio.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Usually no more than 40 minutes is my limit; however, I do no less than 30 minutes.
tylergrl33 tylergrl33 7 years
I like the 40 minute intermediate interval treadmill workout from this website...perfect cardio workout for me!
Mila_83 Mila_83 7 years
it really depends-some days I concentrate on cardio more and the next day I do more weight lifting and core strengthening.Today was my cardio day and I had sort of "Triathlon" day as I call it - 30min running intervals on treadmill,30min rowing and I finished with 45 min intense spinning class,followed by some abs and stretching exercise.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
It totally depends on the activity. Like, I can only deal with treadmill boredom for, at most, 45 minutes, but I can run outside for longer than that.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
I never do less than 40mins, no matter the activity; when it comes to jump rope, I vary between session of 40, 50, or 60 mins. Running, I do between 60mins and 110mins trail (I couldn't do less because that's the amount of time it takes me to run to the woods/park, do one circuit, and return), and swimming, minimum 60 mins. I never use a stationary bike and tend to cycle on 'bike trips' which can mean well over 4hrs of cycling in one trip.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
It really depends on activity. The only indoor cardio workout for me is swimming. Any time beteen 45 to 60 minutes. Running - normally is 90 mins - 3 hours
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