General Fitness Thread #3
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03-28-2011, 02:20 PM
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As far as intensity goes, it all depends on what your goals are. It has been proven that slow steady state cardio is king. I know who Lyle Macdonald is and what Lyle is saying contradicts you, "especially at a higher intensity". Higher intensity exercising with a weight loss diet are unsustainable for most people. Part of the reason why steady state trumps it.
The truth is HIIT is not superior for fat loss as many people claim. Diet is the only answer, but 45 minute cardio sessions burn more than 20minute HIIT, so to tell someone they will burn more fat doing HIIT is completely false.
Yeah in simple form (for people who may want to know) its because HIIT burns more carbs than fat because you need access to a quick energy source as opposed to consistent lower intensity over a longer time. Do tell if I am off anywheres but that is what I have gathered.
In short : I agree and that was my understanding as well.
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