Are short bursts of exercises useful?

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    Aug 28, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    What I mean is: 20-30 push ups or sit ups while waiting for the microwave to finish, then another set to fatigue while the water is boiling. Do this on average 2-3 times before the food is done.

    My purpose is to use the time to build muscle, i.e. I don't want all those sets to be burning energy and making me lose weight instead.
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    Aug 29, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    Wear a weight vest.
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    Aug 29, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    Yes although might not be useful for hypertrophy it'll certainly be useful for strength development
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    Aug 29, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidYes although might not be useful for hypertrophy it'll certainly be useful for strength development
    That's why I suggested a weight vest. The increased resistance will help a little bit with hypertrophy.
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    Aug 29, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Thanks. (I have wrist and calf weights but not a vest yet, I'll go stimulate the economy tomorrow at Walmart and buy me a vest)
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    Aug 29, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    lilTanker saidYes although might not be useful for hypertrophy it'll certainly be useful for strength development
    That's why I suggested a weight vest. The increased resistance will help a little bit with hypertrophy.

    Mmmm might be useful but it it'd still be mostly strength gains which in turn will be useful for hypertrophy...