HIIT Isn't IT

building muscle general health strength training Dec 19, 2023

There's a dark side to high intensity workouts. If you're working harder, but getting softer, or find yourself always hungry, and usually exhausted...this is for you.

 


 

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HIIT has it's place, but...

Today I’m unveiling the dark side of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts. You’ll learn the drawbacks of HIIT workouts and why they’re problematic for women over 40. And if you’re looking for a solution, this episode has it: Say hello to Interval Training (IT) workouts, a great workaround that’s much more beneficial for your exercise routine and overall health!

First, I share my Cloud 9 experience with HIIT bootcamp classes… and the crash and burn that followed. I provide examples of HIIT exercise classes, who benefits from them, and share four major issues with HIIT.

Then, I explain why IT allows you to reap all the rewards — without any of the problems — and I provide tips for programming your IT sessions in support of your biology and fitness goals. When it comes to your health and wellness, it is possible to feel great and have energy too! 

If you are a woman over 40 doing HIIT workouts to get fit and lean fast, but only end up discouraged and exhausted. This episode is for you.

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Topics Covered:

  • My crash-and-burn experience from a boot camp class 
  • Four issues with HIIT training 
  • The difference between HIIT and IT 
  • Six benefits of Interval Training
  • Three tips for programming Interval Training sessions
  • How to set your heart rate ranges

Resources Mentioned:

  • See the research on ‚Äč‚Äčovertraining HERE
  • See the research on carb and fat utilization HERE
  • See the research on cortisol exposure HERE
  • See the research on Sprint Interval Training HERE
  • Read the article on stress management HERE
  • Read the article on the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale HERE

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