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High Intensity Intermittent Training (HIIT)

116 members, Created 5.9.2011 by BetterNextYear

A group for those who employ Intense Interval training in the quest for fitness. HIIT can be adopted to almost any sport or activity. Build muscle & improve capacity. Open to anyone anywhere in the world who enjoys fitness.

  • 1.6.2014 Message from the group creator:

  • Movescount sends a perverse meta-message by featuring duration as a positive dimension of exercise. You’ll notice that “the most active members” of the HIIT group are listed by descending order of workload. A much better measure would be to list exercise by intensity. A Swedish study of 44,000 men showed that men who exercised for 5 or more hours a week at age 30 were 19% more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat by 60 years of age than men who exercised 1 hour or less weekly. A German study found that people who exercised every day were more than twice as likely to die of a heart attack or stroke as those exercising 2-4 x a week. Research shows that 2 weeks of interval training can increase VO2max as much as up to 2 full months of endurance training.... Even with 90% lower training volume.Your goal when exercising should be to get the most intense workout in the shortest amount of time...then let your body fully recover. Maximize intensity, not exercise load.

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  • jfcalypso


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  • BetterNextYear


    I was lucky to spend yesterday afternoon with Elizabeth Blackburn, who won the Nobel Prize for discovering telomerase, which plays a crucial role in longevity. According to her, science shows that intense exercise helps extend life span -- but only if exercise is of short duration.Protracted cardio floods the system with cortisol, and shortens your telomeres, presumably shortening life. She advises against marathon running or Iron Man competitions.HIIT improves cardio fitness with less cortisol.

  • BetterNextYear


    So-called Cardio exercise is one of promotions of the modern world. It is sold as the route to fitness and weightloo. While protracted "cardoi" does improve fitness for many athletes, it also entails cardio risks, and it helps some (about 25%) lose weight, "cardio" doesn't work for most exercisers. That's why you see so many fat girls toiling on treadmills. HIIT can do as much to improve cardiopulmonsry capacity as long distance running, and is much more effective for weight loss.

  • BetterNextYear


    Sorry I have been slow update the HIIT ppost. THe fact that the site is not compatible with the latest MAC software slowed me down. But I have a new message coming about HIIT & cancer. Two recent studdies suggest that HIIT reduces cancer risk by as much as one half. That is an excellent side-effect of getting in shape.

  • BetterNextYear


    I must disavow the impression that I have done 18h 27min of exercise in April. That is entirely an artifact of my inability to stop my t6 at the end of a rushed exercise session crammed between a late flight and an early business dinner. I don't think high training volumes are the best basis for measuring exercise. In most cases, you are better off doing, shorter, more intense sessions.

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