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You can stop suddenly at any stage of your workout. No safety issues here. But why jump on and off a moving treadmill when you can easily stop the treadmill gradually.
Work out harder but less often is likely to lead to improvement. HIIT takes a lot out of you; to be able to do it well - and you need to be able to do it well for it to help you out - you need to be well rested. If you are doing it every day, you can only work out "kindof hard", not really hard, and kindof hard isn't going to put enough training stress on ...
The "HIT" you describe is a very specific kind of HIT, in that they're specifically advocating one set of as many repetitions as you can stand: Almost all high intensity training methods involve only performing one, all-out work set per exercise. That's contrary to the sports science definition of intensity in the context of lifting, which I've usually ...
Please check out the book "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe. Rippetoe teaches five basic barbell exercises where you can linearly progress, i.e. you add weight to the barbell every time you visit the gym. After a few months, when it's too difficult to jump in weight, you progress to the intermediate stage which typically lasts a longer duration than the ...
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