What are the benefits of zone training?

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When progressing through the cardio training zone 1, 2, and 3, you will receive the benefits of challenging your cardio threshold/heart rate. When challenging your cardio threshold/heart rate (for 10 to 60 seconds), you will be increasing your cardio endurance, aerobic conditioning, and cardio recovery. 

Zone training has numerous benefits such as improving aerobic base, anaerobic threshold, and V02 max. Aerobic base is the or the heart rate at which the body is most effective at using fat for energy. Anaerobic threshold is the heart rate at which the body stops using fat completely and has to rely entirely on sugar for energy. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen the body can take in and deliver to the working muscles. Improvement of all these body processes will drastically increase your overall fitness. In addition to the above mentioned benefits, by continually training in and out of each of the different heart rate zones the body is constantly challenged and pushed in a variety of ways, leading to improved fitness, decreased potential of overtraining, and decreased boredom.

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