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Max HR not reached

The maximum heart rate formula is just a predictive model. It aims to give an approximation of the average maximum heart rate for people by age, and it certainly isn't guaranteed to be accurate for ...
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What exactly is Metabolic Resistance Training? How effective is it?

Both MRT and HIIT are forms of anaerobic endurance training, the difference is that MRT fatigues one muscle group and then changes exercises to work a different muscle group while the first one ...
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Is intuitive training as effective as HIIT training?

No. One is a style of training and the other is a philosophy on training. They can co-exist but one can't replace the other. You can do HIIT "intuitively" by only doing the sets that you "feel" is ...
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Is keeping my HR greater than 185 for 15 min safe?

Outside of viral internet stories, cardiac arrest during exercise is exceedingly rare. It is estimated to occur between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 80,000 athletes per year. Even then, it's usually caused by ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

Combining strength training with cardio in the same workout is sub-optimal. Each modality reduces the effective stimulus of the other by some significant but relatively minor fraction. It's important ...
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Interval versus Continuous training for weight loss

According to Harvard Medical School, a 155 lbs (70 kg) person during moderate stationary cycling for 30 minutes loses 260 Calories (cycling outside 12-14 mph or ~20 km/h = 300 Calories). So, even if ...
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Lower body fat loss using batte ropes?

The answer lies in your question... I understand that there's no such thing as spot fat reduction So you either don't understand or don't believe it. But that's the answer. You will lose fat from ...
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Doing HIIT instead of longer workouts

You can perform 3 consecutive HITT training sessions with no problem but you need to pay maximum attention to your diet and resting period for a good recovery for the next HITT session, otherwise you ...
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Cheap form of whole-body HIIT

For absolute cheap, I would recommend finding an outdoor fitness trail that has the exercise stations. Usually fairly well planned out with a variety of exercises and activities to hit most of the ...
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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?

You're basically describing threshold and interval type workouts, which are the staple of many movement type sports (Running, swimming, cycling, etc). Threshold workouts are done at a slightly ...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

To address your question directly, you should not do any running or HIIT training until your Achilles tendinitis has healed fully. And that recovery should include a tentative and gradual return to ...
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Am I doing something wrong with my AMRAP routine?

Based on the information you provided, it seems like your HIIT workouts are not providing much of an anaerobic benefit, as indicated by the low amount of time you spend in zone 5 (the highest ...
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HIIT vs steady state: long term health effects

I wouldnt take in account the last longitudinal study by default, due to study design. On top of that HIIT is just a tag. Every dynamic exercise with a high enough intesity will provoke hypetrophy of ...
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Am I eating too much fat? How healthy fat help to lose weight?

To lose weight: Calories In < Calories Out Eating Fat does not make you fat. Eating too much makes you fat. The specific fat/carb/protein breakdown of those calories influences your energy levels ...
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Doing HIIT everyday and 3 day workout routine per week in the gym is good for my health?

Doing HIIT every day? I'd do that only every other day - too much of a good thing is a bad thing. You're not giving your body enough time to rest and recover by doing HIIT every day.
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How to do HIIT when it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down?

Do you live near a track or in a good neighborhood to run in? Do this outside - make it fun. Do Intervals in Sets and Reps - Get AWAY from using time There's nothing in life that's fun and ...
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How to do HIIT when it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down?

You've got a few options, though honestly none of them are going to fit your ideal scenario. 1) As Kevin Lee suggested, just do 30 seconds sprint, let it slow down and do 30 seconds walking. You're ...
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Doing HIIT instead of longer workouts

Of course you can. HIIT is very good for you and should be part of your normal workout regime. Your program of fitness sounds pretty good.
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Lapsed 5ker seeks HIIT advice and 'injuries'

I think the main thing with HIIT is to get your heart rate up to 80-90% max with hard work, followed by a period of what is called active rest, followed by more work. You don't need to do complex ...
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Running question

First, some general rules: 2 factors in a program are intensity and volume (time or miles spent running). Increase only 1 at a time. If youre going to increase from 3 days of running to 4-6, make ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

I think the proper way to look at this is to determine what your goals are. I've been on both sides -- at one point I was an elite endurance athlete. There were two head national team coaches. One ...
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Can equal burst and rest intervals workout be considered HIIT?

Yes. Zuniga's HIIT regimen[1] uses alternating 30 second exertion and rest intervals. Your program would be considered HIIT as long as the exertion phases are sufficiently intense. Depending on your ...
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Does HIIT induce weight loss without loss of muscle

HIIT isn't really the factor here, I would say your diet is. You need to calculate your TDEE and find out a deficit including the calories burned from HIIT training(which is a lot). I'm an amateur ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

How do I improvise to do HIIT to the cardio level of battle rope and sledge hammer? Jump rope like a boxer Pick up a jump rope. Learn to jump to the point where you can do a full 3-minute round. Do ...
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Is it safe to exercise barefoot?

Making sure that the area is clean and clear of any small objects that may cause you to hurt your feet or cause cuts would be important. Likewise making sure that furniture it out of the way and that ...
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If I'm training only for 5k, can I do mostly VO2 max training workouts?

V̇O₂max work rate can typically be held only for around 8 minutes or so, so you're not going to be racing at V̇O₂max pace. And while the pace will be "close", it's in the nature of endurance that ...
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Interval versus Continuous training for weight loss

Weight loss is ultimately going to come down diet. It is very difficult to outwork a bad diet. So I'd dial that in first and then just enjoy the outdoor time with your wife as you melt fat from a ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

Gravity Transformation says in another video that if you want to train both cardio and strength, to place the cardio as far away from the strength training session as possible. If you must train both ...
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