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Offline Daniel

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HIIT Training?
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:38:14 PM »
Due to popular thing on this site I've seen people talk about it and how it burns the shit out of calories and other websites have said it in advertising but I'm wanting real people opinion does it actually do what it says it does?
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Re: HIIT Training?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 12:48:01 AM »
It's semi-hype, but does do a decent job of burning calories.  It's really just interval training, which has been around for quite some time, but can (much like any other "magical" program) come in good and bad varieties.
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Re: HIIT Training?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 01:24:48 PM »
If you're looking to "burn calories" you should fix your diet.

The EPOC is not as big as if you would just run for like 30-60 minutes.... endurance gains aren't anything to speak about.

the main benefit is that high intensity exercise may be a stimlulus to burn muscle mass which tends to help, but you could just get that from squatting and deadlifting.

So overall, it just depends on your goals.
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