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Maybe try a steep incline for some of the high intensity intervals. I find that ~5 mph at 15% incline is quite intense by 2 minutes, but if it is not enough for you, pick up the speed. Another tough one is stepping (slightly hopping) sideways on an incline. I do 15% with a 3.4 mph speed for one minute per side, resting in between. Again, pick up speed ...
The phrase is a marketing slogan. That said, it is based on the principal that if you do the same thing time and time again, your gains will plateau at some point. By varying what you are doing and targeting the muscles in different ways, it will take your body longer to "get used" to a particular routine/exercise which results in plateauing.
You could likely see greater improvements by moving your HIIT workout to before your long run, and by shortening your HIIT intervals. Moving the HIIT training to before the longer run will allow you to attack it with a greater intensity, which works well, as intensity is the key component of the HIIT strategy. A 50 minute run at 8.5mph is tiring for the ...
Consider doing each movement at less than 100% of failure and then your conditioning improves increase you can levels. Also use longer breaks in between movement as need but not to long. These breaks will also reduce inverse to the increase in stamina. It sounds like you have a structure routine that will do overall body or groups of muscles. If you only ...
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