Interval Training Can Cut Exercise Hours Sharply

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    Feb 28, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    Intense, brief workouts twice as effective as other regimens, experts say:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35581793/ns/health-fitness/
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    Mar 01, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    I think this has been known for sometime, but I like the way they are stressing the value and benefits. Exercise for the busy .. no excuses ..

    "I'm much more afraid of people not exercising at all," he said. "Inactivity is what's killing us."
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    In before Chucky and HIIT.

    I love these studies, pretty soon we will see stuff like "Eating healthier can help reduce weight!!!"
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidI think this has been known for sometime, but I like the way they are stressing the value and benefits. Exercise for the busy .. no excuses ..

    "I'm much more afraid of people not exercising at all," he said. "Inactivity is what's killing us."

    Yes, as the article says, it's been used with Olympic athletes. But studies now suggest that ordinary people can tolerate interval training better than was assumed, offering them the benefits the serious athletes were getting.

    Plus another finding is that older individuals can also use the technique. So that's why I posted this story here, because of its apparent broader application for non-Olympians in training.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    I was I could do high intensity training...I have severe sport asthma...So I need longer recovery periods....Sucks!!.....icon_evil.gificon_mad.gif
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    Mar 01, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    it's good if the person is already exercising, therefore with a good base preparation.

    but if the muscles , tendons , ligaments have never been prepared to the shock it could be ugly.
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    Mar 01, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    xassantex saidit's good if the person is already exercising, therefore with a good base preparation.

    but if the muscles , tendons , ligaments have never been prepared to the shock it could be ugly.


    Agreed. I can't do HIIT full-tilt if I haven't done it in a month or more. If someone tried without ever having exercised, they're gonna hurt like nothing else.
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    Mar 01, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    They actually won't make it through.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    I love my HIIT.


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    Mar 01, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    Intense interval training means working very hard for a few minutes, with rest periods in between sets. Experts have mostly tested people running or biking, but other sports like rowing or swimming should also work.

    The swim coach at one of the colleges I went to did this sort of thing except she called it Fartlek training which I think has been around a long time.
  • victor8

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    Mar 01, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    always good to mix it up...sometimes heavy sometimes light...my trainer and i did tabata for a month once...which is very high rep low weights...10 sec rest periods...right now we lift heavy do super-sets and jog between sets...
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    Mar 02, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    Pinny saidThey actually won't make it through.


    sssshh, such a pessimist ... lol .