Sumary of Does High-Intensity Exercise Affect Our Hearts? Minds? Life Spans? Waistlines?:
- When we skip working out, even if we did HIIT the day before, our blood sugar and blood pressure control may slip, undercutting the long-term metabolic gains from those earlier intervals.
- “I wish we would start using the more-encompassing term ‘interval training,’” rather than HIIT, Dr. Gibala said.
- You might try one minute on, one minute off, meaning you push yourself for 60 seconds, rest for 60, and repeat, or the four-minute interval workouts employed often in Dr. Wisloff’s research, with four minutes of strenuous effort followed by four minutes of rest.
- Swedish for speed play, fartlek workouts involve picking a goal, such as a tree or light pole up ahead, and speeding up until you reach it.