Monday, October 1, 2012

Things that make you go, "hmmmmmmmmmm........"

When determining what good High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) does for the body, consider this (physical) difference:

Think back to the Olympics this summer. Side by side, visually compare a long-distance runner's body type with a sprinters body type.  Whaaaaa? See what I mean?  I'm not saying that long-distance running isn't good (it's terrific) but I am saying that if we were to judge HIIT simply on appearance, this is proof - As this is how sprinters train.  But there's more than just how it makes us look - click on the link below that explains this very well. Bottom line: in order to complete the fitness "pie" we have to incorporate both endurance and high intensity training.

8 Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

And why it needs to be part of your regular workout routine.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat-blasting workout. It sounds too simple to be effective, but science doesn't stretch the truth. Read on for eight proven benefits of this powerful workout:

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