One of the most popular topics in recent years in the field of exercise is high intensity interval training. The personal trainer will explain you what it is about but she will also list the prons and cons of this training.
High-intensity interval training consists of periods of intense exercise with periods of short rest or relaxed exercise.
For example, you do a jump rope for 30 seconds as fast as you can and after rest for 15 seconds until you return to the next 30 seconds of the jump rope exercise. The same can be done with kettlebells, ropes, push ups, running, etc., depending on the goal and depending on what your mentor will define as your training.
- Improvement of endurance and physical condition
- Time saving
- Fat burning
- Adjustment of the volume level
- Maintenance of muscle mass
And what do I mean by all of the above? If walking or jogging seems easy to you now, the high-intensity interval training will push you to your limits and stress the adjustments you already have. In addition, with this training you save time since just 4 to 30 minutes can be enough to achieve amazing results. Research has shown that you can achieve greater fat burning compared to a simple aerobic workout and that you can also at the same time preserve the muscle mass that you have built with so much effort. Finally, you can adjust the difficulty level, with longer intervals, less demanding exercises or lower loads.
- Contraindicated for beginners
- Fat burning does not work for beginners
- More chances of injuries
- Psychological parameters that stress the trainee
Your personal trainer advices to you that you should take the above seriously before deciding to start this type of training. A large group of people and also I may enjoy this type of exercise because timers and volume fluctuations keep us interested, but some practitioners get stressed out by all this and need time to perform. Also, beginners who have not had their cardiovascular system tested in the past should start with the basics because they will not be able to cope with this training. Similarly, if you are a beginner you will not be able to burn fat even if you follow this tactic because you will not have time to incorporate basic adjustments of the exercise that will make you reach the desired afterburn. Finally, because high-intensity interval training is demanding, the trainee is more prone to injury.
The advice of the personal trainer: before high-intensity interval exercise, do a very good warm-up and drink a lot of water during it. You can find such training in the list WORKOUTS EVERYWHERE.
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