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What exactly is Metabolic Resistance Training? How effective is it?

So I randomly came across this book by 50 Cent called, Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life. Reading the table of contents I saw a chapter talking about MRT (...
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Progressing interval training, tradeoffs

I've been interval training every other day for almost 10 months now, doing 3 rounds of 11 exercises for 40 seconds each followed by 20 seconds rest for a total of 33 minutes of reasonably high ...
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HIIT Zone 5 without Cycling, Sprinting, Swimming

The original HIIT research papers studied the benefits of HIIT, but only when the participants were achieving Zone 5 (90-95 % of Max HR) Are there exercises that lends well with the HIIT 20 seconds ...
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Max HR not reached

I’m 5’6. 54kg. Do HIIT 4x week & spin/combat 2x week. My Max HR (220-45=175bpm) but I NEVER reach it. Ever! My RHR is 44-45bpm. VO2max is 48.9. I push myself to absolute max but I just don’t get ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

I love doing HIIT with battle rope and sledgehammer. These cardio intensity is the highest two I ever have. I love battle rope most because it has almost no joint wearing. I separate loading to whole ...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

I was recently diagnosed with Achilles' tendinitis in my right Achilles heel. I usually run 30 minutes twice a week and do HIIT training 2-3 times a week (circuit training including burpees, squats, ...
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Low stamina HIIT training

For weight loss, I'm trying HIIT. But the problem is I have very low stamina. I can't keep up with most of the exercises for more than a few minutes. I have a desk job and I don't get much time to ...
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What can I do to stop losing my sleep for several days after a HIIT?

I'm already reaching my forties and I'm a software developer, not very fit. I do workout with some regularity but never exert myself too much. There are days when I do some HIIT though. I have ...
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Is intuitive training as effective as HIIT training?

I have recently read about a new type of training - Intuitive training - And it explains how it can be done as an alternative to HIIT training while allowing you to form a healthy relationship with ...
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Is it safe to exercise barefoot?

I don’t like to wear shoes in-house. Is it safe to exercise barefoot on carpet? What if I use a thin mattress on top of the carpet? What about HIIT exercises like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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If I'm training only for 5k, can I do mostly VO2 max training workouts?

Advanced 5k training programs often recommend high mileage. For example, 20km a week. Studies show that HIIT and sprint interval training can produce similar or even greater increases in mitochondria ...
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Interval versus Continuous training for weight loss

My wife has been trying to get me to do interval training (e.g. bike hard for 30s and then take it easy for 4-5 mins) instead of ride a stationary bike, mainly so she can be outside and we can ...
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How to distribute macros throughout they day when doing HIIT?

I'm doing insanity workout (I've done it several times before, 6-7 if I recall correctly), but this time I would like to do it more efficiently. I'm 181cm and 90kg (198 pounds) individual. The ...
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Lower body fat loss using batte ropes?

So I understand that there's no such thing as spot fat reduction. The body loses fat all around when you're doing any type of cardio or compound movements. Does that mean that battle ropes help me ...
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Running question

Since a 3 months i started running 3 times a week(about 30 minutes now last few weeks). Next thing i want to work on endurance and speed and was thinking to do 2 times per week HIIT run(30 minutes) ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

TL;DR: Is combining weights and cardio within the same exercise unwise or unproductive? This video by Gravity Transformation talks about cardio during weight training and describes how combining the ...
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Aerobic Video Game type exercises

I am looking for video game type programs for aerobic exercise I should have a look at. What I am looking for is: (1) To be able to set time, intensity and perhaps physical difficulty. (2) To record ...
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Can equal burst and rest intervals workout be considered HIIT?

I am resuming training after a long pause. I often do my cardio as follows: 1. 30 seconds of compound movement near max effort 2. 30 seconds of rest or very low-intensity stationary work (like ...
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Is keeping my HR greater than 185 for 15 min safe?

Two days ago, I tried a 20-minute tabata workout and my apple watch (worn around my arm not wrist for increased accuracy) said that for 15 min my hr was 185-194 and it stayed above 120 for over 30 ...
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HIIT / HIT training with Heart Rate Monitor

I understand using heart rate as a measure of how hard you train is difficult with HIIT (Compared to steady cardio). So I am looking for programs in direction of HIIT/HIT where I can use it. The ...
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Feel bad after a Max O2 test - is it normal?

At work I did a standard Max O2 test on a stationary bike. In the hours after I didnt feel so good. Is this normal? If not, is it likely that I have a low tolerance for exercise? Or is it just that ...
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Over a 24 hour cycle does weight/resistance training increase hunger more or less than high intensity interval training (HIIT)?

I'm aware that HIIT training suppresses appetite more significantly than weight/resistance training during and just after workout. I can't find much eveidence for its effect on appetite over a 12, 24 ...
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What would be the best at home exercises I can do when I can't get to the gym? [duplicate]

I'm 22, in college and I can't always get out to the gym as often as I'd like due to hours of it being open and my hours of availability. I've no health problems, just out of shape. Very thin/lean ...
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HIIT timer with exercise?

Is there an app / website thats a HIT timer but also chooses the exercise for you? Ive Googled this and look on app stores but I can only find timers only. With some you can set the exercises you ...
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Doing HIIT everyday and 3 day workout routine per week in the gym is good for my health? [closed]

I do 20 minutes of minutes and then 20 minutes of stretching every morning. I go gym for 3 day per gym. As i am a skinny fat guy. I want to remove my belly fat while growing muscle. So this is what i ...
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How to do HIIT when it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down?

I am interested in starting a HIIT regimen to maximize my fat loss but the issue I am having is that it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down. I am trying to start by doing 30 ...
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Doing HIIT instead of longer workouts

I current train for flat water kayak racing by doing 2 or 3 long days (2-4 hours) a week, 2 or 3 normal intervals (1-1.5 hours), and 1 or 2 rest days. But I've been able to do that because I work ...
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Lapsed 5ker seeks HIIT advice and 'injuries'

Ok. So. I restarted running about a year ago and was doing regular Parkruns and managing 3 5ks a week. However, my working hours and need to do stuff for my children has stopped all that - I just can'...
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Cheap form of whole-body HIIT

I am planning to do HIIT and want to buy one (cheap, under $100) piece of equipment for the whole body. I cannot sprint because I live in a busy city with few open spaces, however I would be fine ...
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What is actually happening to my body during HIIT on a Spin Bike?

To be more precise I've been following a HIIT on a cycloergometer and I found out this. Beginning: BPM: 105~120 Pedaling Rate: 60 rpm Now: BPM: 90~105 Pedaling Rate: 60 rpm Basically my heart ...
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Am I eating too much fat? How healthy fat help to lose weight? [closed]

I am now following a healthy eating cookbook by a body coach. I am doing an HIIT training routine he has suggested for 20 minutes, 4 times a week. The confusion I have is the amount of fat I am ...
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Garmin Forerunner 225 for High intensity workouts [closed]

I would like to know if the above mentionned watch is suitable for high intensity, specially with bodyweight workouts and shadow boxing.
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HIIT vs steady state: long term health effects

Most articles nowadays seem to favor High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared to Steady State Cardio (SS), for various reasons like faster fat loss and getting higher levels of cardio fitness ...
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Is 21 minutes of bodyweight training really enough?

For a bit of back story, I did a lot of sports when I was younger, but stopped when I went to University, put on a lot of weight and ended up weight 14 stone. To slim down I took up running, and lost ...
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When doing HIIT, should one be aiming for maximal effort, or maximal effort that can be supported over the time period?

I've been trying to get more exercise and, short attention span and lack of time that I generally have, I've been doing some HIIT workouts such as the 7-minute workout. I know that the "7-minute ...
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Is HIIT healthy practiced long term?

I have done steady rate cardio for the bulk of my cardio exercises. I recently found out about HIIT and it's after burner effect and am interested to give it a try. I am still apprehensive about ...
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Can HIIT be done at a lower resistance?

During the high interval phase, can I do it in a high intensity but low resistance? or the resistance should be also high to be more effective in fat burning? I've been doing HIIT on elliptical ...
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Should I start taking supplements other than my protein?

I started my journey towards a healthier lifestyle on January 2014 weighing 253 lbs, I did weight routines and HIIT(once a week) followed a STRICT diet and managed to drop to 218lbs by the end of the ...
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Does recommence of high intensity training has influence on resting HR?

The last 6 months I've done slow extensive runs of ± 60min, 3x / week, (HR between 145 - 155bpm) strength training 3x / week 1x/week martial art (BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA) training (technique+sparring), so ...
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Increasing resistance vs increasing speed?

I am new to HIIT and would like to gain the most our of it. I mostly do indoor cycling for my HIIT workouts. As I am progressing, it is better to increase resistance or increase speed ? Use case : ...
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Is there any truth to the maxim "cardio kills gains"?

I have been meaning to ask this question for a while, and I hope that it's within the scope of this site's FAQ. For about half a year or so, I've been going to the gym approximately 5 times a week, ...
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Ear(s) making a muffle sound during high intensity weight training sessions

This happens almost every time when I do high intensity interval training (HIIT). Even though I'm a physical therapist and a master trainer, I still can't really figure this out. I've read online that ...
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Does weighlifting have the same benefits as HIIT?

Background of HIIT High intensity interval training (HIIT) is generally performed by sprinting close to maximum capacity followed by rest. The process is repeated several times. Proponents of HIIT ...
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Foot pain during all exercise - HIIT alternatives?

I'm at a loss for what to do. For a number of years now the outer underside of both of my feet cause me a lot if pain during excercise - running, cross trainer, walking!! I've tried different footwear ...
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How to leverage short bicycle ride to work?

I'm cycling every day to work. It is a very short distance (2km or 1 1/4 miles). I'm usually there in 6-7 minutes. How would I use this ride to increase my endurance? I read about tabata, would it ...
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How long to wait doing HIIT after taking EC stack?

How long should one wait to do HIIT after taking EC stack? This is my dosage today: 8:30 AM: 12.5 mg E, 100 mg C 12:30 PM: 12.5 mg E, 100 mg C Can I do HIIT cardio at 5 PM?
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Joint strength progress

Normally my workouts are HIIT style, so there are not many reps. So far I am quite satisfied with my progress, but after some minor injury on my knee in am wondering if lowering weight and increasing ...
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what kinds of HIIT do/can you do on the treadmill

I am just looking to mix it up on the treadmill, Right now I do 50 minutes running at 8.5mph at 2% incline and then 15 minutes of HIIT 1 minute at 13mph and 1 minute at 5mph alternating at 2% incline, ...
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Does HIIT induce weight loss without loss of muscle

I was an ectomorph. After a coupe of years of weightlifting I have gained some muscle as well as body fat. Now I am planning to lose body fat without sacrificing muscle. Is HIIT suitable for my goal?
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Sticking it out for longer

I am running to loose weight, I like using the treadmill, I put it on 2% incline and set the speed to 10.0 mph. Now the thing is, I think this is more of a mental barrier than a physical one, I always ...
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