is HIIT really is better then a long run?

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8 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 8:45am
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I started my weightloss journey a month ago and for cardio ive been using "cto5k" and now im running 4k and almost finishing the app.
I recently heard that doing hiit for the same amount of time is better then a full run.. thoughts?

20 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 9:39am
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Hiit is really better. Its from my own experiance. I used to run 5 to 6 km but once i started hiit i felt lot of differenace and even if i do only 3.5 to 4 km still its better than normal runĀ  . So try hiit n then decide. Good luck

731 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 10:04am
via iOS
There are a few advantages to HIIT training.

It burn more calories
It gets you in better shape faster
It Burns more calories/min
It's more athletic

Disadvantages are.

You cant do it fore more Then 20 min at a time (if you can it's to easy and it looses it's advantages)
It's hard yes if your a pussy go find those running shoes. Hiit ain't fore you.
Slightly increased rise of injuries.
1017 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 11:21am
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Personally i would go for hiit workout. But that doesnt mean at all that running doesnt work or has it role.

I would do interval training mainly cuz i dont ejoy long cardio sessions. But if you do a long run is perfectly fine.

22 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 11:52am
via Android

Low intensity training helps u burn a lot f calories as u go thru it bt d moment u stop..d calorie burnin stops ...

However through HIIT ur metabolic rate remains high for hours even aftr u hv cmpleted d workout session

1657 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 5:15pm
via iOS
Lol, Rappa you crack me up !
22 Mar
Haha what i did?
24 Mar
No it isnt

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