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A list of Cardiovascular Exercises

A list of cardiovascular exercises is something that is rarely seen online or in magazines. Below is just a small list of cardiovascular exercises and activities that could be used for training. This list of cardiovascular exercises can be used for varying an athletes or amateur participants training schedule. It can also be used to provide a degree of cross training. The variety of exercises ensures all areas of the body benefit from exercise, and blood flow is stimulated in different parts of the body.

The list of cardiovascular exercises could be used in the ‘Off-Season’ for athletes and sports teams to help them maintain a reasonable level of fitness. It also helps athletes to maintain motivation and offset boredom which can often occur when a program becomes stale.

A list of Cardiovascular Exercises and Activities

The following lst of cardiovascular exercises can form the core of an exercise and fitness regime. You don't have to do each activity, but by using a mix of exercises you wil maintain a good overall level of fitness.

Running - Excellent allround cardiovascular exercise. The heart benefits especially from the increase in heart rate.

Rowing - Requires good stamina and strength. Quickly increases cardiovascular demand and increase in power.

Skiing - Demanding on the legs and thighs in particular.

Skipping - Deceivingly difficult. Requires a constant minimum level of effort to keep the activity flowing.

Circuit training - Excellent for strengthening all parts of the body due to the variety of exercises.

Cycling - Like skiing, excellent exercise for legs and cardiovascular system.

Spinning - Intense cardiovascular exercise. A large amount of exercise in a concentrated burst of effort.

Cross-trainer - A low resistance form of training. Exercises legs, arms and abdominal muscles.

Recumbent Cycling - In these bicycles the cyclist reclines by leaning back in the seat, and has the advantage of lower wind resistance. Cardiovascular benefits are as for normal cycling.

Stepper - A low-tec form of exercise. Exercises thighs first, but benefits the heart as the effect bites.

Aerobics - A long established route to cardiovascular well-being. Classes are readily available in most areas. If not, the DVD version works well.

Rugby - Team sports make exercise enjoyable. Rugby is a tough sport that tests all parts of the cardiovascular system.

Netball - Excellent cardiovascular exercise, from one end of the court to the other.

Basketball - As with netball, basketball is fast and provides good, low impact stretching of cardiovascular systems.

Football - Whether the American brand or soccer, good exercise for all parts of the body.


Hockey - Ice hockey and field hockey both provide excellent team based exercise.

Volleyball - Fitness training at speed

Swimming - A top method of low impact training.Cardiovascular exercise at its best.

Canoeing - Excellent upper body exercise.

Tennis - A popular sport that combines speed with demands on concentration and focus.

Table Tennis - This is an intensive sport where fast reaction speed is a major element.

Baseball - A team sport without the physical contact of rugby or football.

Cricket - This sport can be play as low impact relaxation, or as one needing high accuracy and speed.

Lacrosse - Team sport providing good cardiovascular exercise.

Snowboarding - Demanding exercise with leg strength being vital.

Cross-Country Skiing - A big test of cardiovascular systems and personal endurance. Excellent fitness training.

Gymnastics - Cardiovascular strength is an important feature, combined with muscular strength.

The above list of cardiovascular exercises and activities provides an idea of the types of training available for maintaining a healthy lifestyle or for alternate activities to do in pre and post season work.