is HIIT really is better then a long run?

6 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
8 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 8:45am
via Android

hi!
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?

Image_thumb
20 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 9:39am
via Android

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

Image_thumb
724 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.
Image_thumb
1056 Posts
Mar 22, 2014 11:21am
via Android

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.

Image_thumb
21 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

Image_thumb
1649 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
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,234 topics, 38,259 posts

Motivation & Support

8,518 topics, 41,724 posts

App Updates

15 topics, 49 posts

Ask the Pros

724 topics, 1,845 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,896 topics, 12,164 posts

Trainer Tools

10 topics, 36 posts

Featured Training Programs

Abdominal Foundation II

Abdominal Foundation II

Moderate Time 3 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Weight Loss Bootcamp

Weight Loss Bootcamp

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Yoga Meditation

Yoga Meditation

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 30 mins  
Back  
Body Kickstart

Body Kickstart

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 18 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench, Jump Rope
Step It Up

Step It Up

Casual Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Box or Step
Core Smashing Delight

Core Smashing Delight

Intense Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Core  
All In The Legs

All In The Legs

Intense Ic_time_32x32 30 mins  
Lower Body  
Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Casual Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Core