So, I'm a big fan of Leslie Sansone's workouts. I've recently moved up from her 15-minute videos on to her 30+ ones, and so far, it doesn't seem like she schedules a break at any point during the videos. The demand from her videos has me pausing multiple times and taking several minutes just to catch my breath. I've got a few questions about this:
1. Does taking multiple breaks diminish the workout? Generally, I wait until my heartbeat is slightly above my RHR before unpausing.
2. Is it safe to go right back to the same intensity as when I stopped? Sansone continually ups the intensity of her workouts as she goes on, so resuming at the 5-minute mark is way different than resuming at 20 minutes. Should I follow along, or go slower and work my way back up?
3. Does taking breaks affect how many calories I burn? I know the general idea is that a 30-minute session is the same as 3 10-minute sessions, but I always thought that was because your heart rate stayed elevated the whole time. Does the same thing happen if I pause for 3 minutes and get right back into it, after my heart rate has decreased?
TL;DR, but I appreciate anybody reading this. For the record, I don't have any serious health problems and I'm not overweight, so my safety question is in more of a general sense.
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