What Is M.I.S.S. Cardio?

by Anna Victoria in Fitness

MISS, or Moderate-Intensity, Steady-State, is a similar form of cardio to LISS, but with increased speed and effort. For example, if your LISS cardio is walking at a fast pace, MISS would be a jog. At the beginning of MISS, your heart rate should be around 70-80% of your maximum heart rate, but as the run goes on, your heart rate should increase to around 80-90% of your maximum heart rate and stay there. Your heart rate will get this high not because you are running at a fast speed as you would in HIIT, but because you are running at a continuously steady pace. Doing this cardio for 30-45 minutes helps increase your overall cardiovascular endurance and gives you the base to perform HIIT and sprints more effectively.

Please note that the benefits of MISS come from maintaining a steady pace at a raised heart rate, so make sure to keep up your pace through the entire workout. If you need to decrease your speed (walk) for 60 seconds in order to catch your breath, that is okay, but make sure you resume the quicker speed following your “rest.”

 

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