Tuesday, July 17, 2007

High Intensity Interval Training

Current Weight: 218 lbs.
Body Fat: 29.7%
Change 22: Implement High Intensity Interval Training

Exercise is the primary method of burning calories. It has been previously believed that a steady, high-volume, low intensity aerobic exercise was the best way to burn a consistent amount of calories. But, studies by Izumi Trabata and others, have found that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is more effective at burning fat and maintaining, or building, muscle mass.

Essentially, HIIT is several short maximum-intensity efforts, separated by moderate recovery intervals. More details on HIIT are available at Wikipedia.

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