General Fitness Thread #3
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03-28-2011, 06:42 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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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.
I would hope so considering you're taking more than double the time. Do 20min of running however, compared to 20min of HIIT, and again, come tell me which is more beneficial, for everything.
I'm surprised an army man such as yourself would go that route. Military soldiers are very high on HIIT type of programming such as Crossfit, and the Seals have developed their own crossfit inspired workouts called Sealfit.
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