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The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training.
KennyCrox posted:
Research continues to flow in on the benefits of Interval Training as a means of increasing your health and decreasing your waist line.

Here some interetesting information on the benefits of Interval Training in which you push your heart rate into the upper zones for short period of time. As with anything, Interval Training in which you push you heart rate into the upper zone is something you work up to rather than start out with.

"High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise," said Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. "This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well ... we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising."

When compared to people on a normal exercise routine,
like jogging, research has shown those doing interval training can double their endurance, improve their oxygen use and strength by more than 10 percent, and their speed by at least 5 percent. Even studies in the elderly and in heart patients found they had better oxygen use and fitness after doing interval training.

Interval Training is also show to be more effective in elevating your metabolism, burning more body fat.

Research (Metabolism (1994) Volume 43, pp.814-818) demonstarted that up to 9 times more bodyfat is burn with Interval Training vs Endurance Training at lower levels.

Kenny Croxdale

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