Is all the hype about high-intensity training worth the effort?
Is all the hype about high-intensity training worth the effort? FitSugar reader (and certified trainer) JessicaSmithTV interviewed an expert to get the truth behind whether or not this type of training is one-size-fits-all. She shared her findings in our 10 Pounds DOWN! community group.
By now, chances are you’ve heard of high intensity interval training (aka HIIT) and Tabata. You may even be incorporating this type of maximum effort training into your regular cardio routine. But is it the best type of training for you? If so, how often should you be doing it?
The long and short answer? It depends on what your goals are, says Jeffrey A. Dolgan, MS, CSCS, an exercise physiologist at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida. "The bottom line is that there is no one answer as to which combination of duration and intensity is best for everyone." Dolgan says it’s important to remember that the length and intensity of your intervals has a huge impact on which energy system (anaerobic or aerobic) your body uses.
Find out what type of training you should be doing after the break!