Talk:Aerobic exercise

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More information is needed on fat burning[edit]

The article is unclear about when the body starts to significantly burn fat reserves in the body after starting aerobic exercise. It says that fat burning is not immediate but starts gradually, implying fat starts to be burnt from the moment exercise starts. This is contradicted by other text in the article which states that fat burning only starts when the body runs out of glycogen. Which is correct?

Why do some articles on exercise say that fat and glycogen are burnt equally at a rate of 50:50 when exercise takes place? Which exercise heartbeat range does it apply to?

The included picture implies that a heart rate of 60-70% of maximum is a range where either fat starts to be burnt, or is the optimal range in which the most fat is burnt out of all the exercise ranges. Which is it?

Wsmss (talk) 23:46, 20 January 2011 (UTC)


Shocking[edit]

Wow... no mention of history, Dr. Cooper or any other luminaries? see http://www.cooperinstitute.org/ et al. 132.3.29.68 (talk) 04:35, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Merge and resolve multiple issues[edit]

The word "Aerobics" is simple a reduction of the phrase "aerobic exercise" and so the two articles should be merged. Dictionary.com gives the following definitions of the word:

aer·o·bics  (noun)
1.  Also called aerobic exercises. ( used with a plural verb ) any of various 
sustained exercises, as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate 
and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body's utilization 
of oxygen.
2. (used with a singular verb) a physical fitness program based on such exercises: 
Aerobics is a good way to get your body in shape.

The introductory sentence of this article:- "Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines", is therefore either incorrect (as aerobics/aerobic exercise and that may or may not include the matters mentioned, or merely a tautology - aerobics is synonymous with aerobic excerise.

This article and [Aerobics]] have multiple issues imo (style, NPOV, references, structure, etc). I have tagged both articles as best as I am able. Mergeing the two would provide an opportunity to clear these up as well as eliminate the tautology.

--LookingGlass (talk) 15:00, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

as has happened with all fitness-related articles, this one has been ravaged by unscientific mumbo jumbo brought about by bodybuilders and such, with no scientific knowledge to back things up. i believe a merger is good in this particular case in that it would condense all information in one article, and all efforts could be directed towards that, not to mention what you've aptly stated above. support. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 23:46, 13 December 2012 (UTC)


Heart rate calculation[edit]

The heart rates in the "Exercise zones" graphic appear to be calculated as X% of maximum heart rate (MHR); so aerobic is (70% to 80%) * MHR. Other sources (e.g. http://www.brianmac.co.uk/hrm1.htm ) say that they should be calculated as percentages of the heart rate reserve. So if RHR is the resting heart rate, aerobic range would be RHR + (70% to 80%)*(MHR-RHR). I don't know which is correct, but noticed this discrepancy, so people might want to take a look at it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.8.61.164 (talk) 21:02, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

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Too much focus on Australia in "Aerobic exercise and obesity" section[edit]

Looks like the information in this section is only an Australian point of view and not a worldwide view.

Bravosiguenza (talk) 17:35, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Agreed. Springnuts (talk) 07:21, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Citation needed[edit]

Kenneth Cooper was the first person to introduce the concept of aerobic exercise. In the 1960s, Cooper started research into preventive medicine. He became intrigued by the belief that exercise can preserve one's health. In 1970 he created his own institute (the Cooper Institute) for non-profit research and education devoted to preventive medicine. He sparked millions into becoming active and is now known as the "father of aerobics".[citation needed]

Please include the citation from the Cooper Institute to back up this claim that he is the "father of aerobics". WebMD also grants him that title here: https://www.webmd.com/kenneth-h-cooper. Oka6 (talk) 21:25, 28 April 2018 (UTC)oka6

New Edits[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I will be editing this article. I have a few ideas for improvements on each section. I will be sure to post what I'm thinking of changing beforehand. Please, feel free to let me know what you think of my ideas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uniquajanae (talkcontribs) 17:05, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

New Edits[edit]

I have posted some ideas for a few potential edits, I will be implementing this week, to my sandbox Uniquajanae/sandbox. aerobicexercise. Please take a look at my ideas and let me know what you think. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uniquajanae (talkcontribs) 17:02, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Deleting Information[edit]

I will be deleting most of the information from the Aerobic versus anaerobic section, because it is too detailed. I will be making this change within the next few days. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uniquajanae (talkcontribs) 14:58, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Drawbacks[edit]

I will be creating a drawbacks section so that this information is no longer under the benefits subhead. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uniquajanae (talkcontribs) 14:59, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleting Aerobic Capacity Section[edit]

I will be deleting the aerobic capacity section. This information is not relevant to this article. It may fit better on the VO2 Max page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uniquajanae (talkcontribs) 15:40, 7 March 2019 (UTC)