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Using interval training to get fit, build endurance and get a life outside of the gym

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I spent today researching HIIT today for my article. I learned quite a bit:

--HIIT should be done no more than 2x/week, on non-consecutive days
--HIIT should last no longer than 30 minutes, including warm up and cool down
--HIIT does NOT burn 9x more fat than steady-state cardio (duh, overreaching claim much?)
--HIIT can cause a decrease in appetite (although this seems to be an individual occurrence)
--HIIT is extremely effective with weight training
--I am darned lucky that I ended up falling into doing exactly the above when I did two months of HIIT to increase my running speed. Whew!

I hope to get back into HIIT after the half...distance and intensity do not get along together with my body. Sure, my bod has no problem with either on their own, but get the three together and I'm gonna blow a hammy. ;-)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
QUIDDITCHGRRL 8/27/2009 1:53PM

    Yes, the link goes to my Examiner page; I'm the weight loss examiner for Columbus, OH.

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LIMELITESHINES 8/27/2009 11:05AM

    Great article . . is it yours? I LOVE interval training, and you just gave me some fantastic ideas to shake my intervals up a bit. Thanks!

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VIVA_VICTORIES 8/26/2009 5:20PM

    Is that your article at the beginning??? If so, awesome!

And I appreciate the simplicity of all the information. Some people make HIIT VERY complicated. I think explaining it in its simplest form helps me (a workout novice, or maybe about to graduate out of novice level). It makes the program seem more attainable, rather than something I will never understand.


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BILLALEX70 8/26/2009 5:14PM


Here's a spare if you need one.

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CRANBYRRE 8/25/2009 8:10PM

    Good info, thank you!

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