Danish researchers have found what they believe to be one of the more optimal setups for HIIT. This type of HIIT is called 10-20-30. The numbers “10-20-30” correspond to the amount of time walking, jogging, and sprinting. 30 seconds walking (or low intensity) 20 seconds jogging (or medium intensity) 10 seconds sprinting (or high intensity) … Read more
I like to use HIIT sprints for getting extra lean right before summer. Typically I used a fixed sprinting time (or distance) and fixed rest time. Health Habits outlined an HIIT setup called Pyramid Intervals that look a little different. Sprint full out for 10 seconds Rest 10 seconds Sprint full out for 10 seconds … Read more
It is possible to do effective interval training outdoors, but you have to take a slightly different approach compared to doing them on a treadmill. With a typical cardio machine you can adjust the intensity level by simply pressing a button. When you perform intervals outdoors, you are simply guessing at how hard you need … Read more
I hate to say it, but I can like the idea of treadmill desks. These days I spend way too much time sitting at my desk and not burning calories. It would be cool to do multitask and get some low intensity cardio done while online. Obviously you wouldn’t want to do treadmill HIIT while … Read more
There is something to be said for brief workouts. Back in the 80’s, when I joined my first gym, it was common for workouts to last over 90 minutes. In college I would train up to 2 hours per day with a group of friends. We would spend 90 minutes lifting and 30 minutes on … Read more
Back in June, USA Today released a story that confirmed what I have suspected for a few years: The more fit someone is, the more fat they will burn after a workout session.