So, I know I could just google all this stuff...but rather than sifting through thinly veiled ads for exercise equipment and weightless supplements...I'd ask you guys because you always have such great advice and I trust ya...you're experienced!
1) What causes side cramps when you're working out? If I can't get to the gym, I try to walk at night for an hour or so and lately I've been getting those really bad side cramps. Can't see that I'm doint anything differently than I was a week or so ago....
2) How much cardio do I need to do to be effective? I have been doing 60 minutes on the treadmill, alternating between a 6 incline at 2.7 speed and an 8 incline at 3.1 speed (10 minutes of the lower then fifteen of the higher) and then usually 15-20 minutes on the bike. Too much? Not enough?
3) This one kind of ties in to the one above...is it better to do higher intensity cardio for a shorter period of time or lower intensity (but still making me sweaty and feeling a burn) for a longer period of time? Unfortunately I do smoke and I find it easier to do lower intensities for longer...but really, which is better?
Thanks for all your help...I know I'll get some great and very helpful answers!