Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: cognition, fitness, goodhealth, high intensity workouts, HIIT, memory, mental health (Natural News) A recently-published research from McMaster University reports that high-intensity workouts, also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), not only develop your muscles but help out with memory as well. According to the study, joining in at least six weeks of intensive workouts, such as short rounds of interval training for 20 minutes, can noticeably improve high-interference memory. This type of memory allows people to distinguish items, which allows a person to identify, for example, their car from another of the same make and model. Researchers behind the study, which was published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, have pointed out the importance of the findings, particularly for its immediate effects. Participants of the study posted an increase in memory over the duration of the experiment. … [Read more...] about Better body, better brain: High intensity workouts found to benefit memory
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Getty Imagespraetorianphoto You know that girl on the elliptical who sticks it out for an entire episode of This Is Us, slogging away at the same pace for the whole thing? (Maybe you even are that girl...?) Welp, sorry to break it to her (you?), but she could be spending a lot less time in the gym each week and seeing even better results, thanks to something called HIIT (a.k.a. high-intensity interval training—and, yup, it's pronounced "hit").The technique doesn't require fitness influencer-level skills, either: you can do HIIT with any workout, as long as you're mixing up short, intense bursts of activity with less hardcore moves or complete rest in between. Still not convinced you should give it a try? Allow me to change your mind... 1 It burns more calories while you're working out. Who wouldn’t love a workout that’s more efficient? HIIT burns 25 to 30 percent more calories than resistance training, cycling, and treadmill running, according to a study … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons To Try High-Intensity Interval Training
We’re huge fans of running. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road. Related: RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From Men’s Health That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body and Mind It also burns calories, of course. At a 10-minute-per-mile pace—roughly the average guy’s marathon pace—you’ll fry about 10 calories a minute. That’s a solid number, and if you run faster, you can burn even more. But if running isn’t your favorite cardio activity, there are plenty of other modes of exercise that can help you torch calories at a lightning fast rate. Related: 3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day “In general, you burn more calories by doing high-intensity weight training than you do running,” says Harold Gibbons, a trainer at Mark Fisher Fitness in New York City, and the New York State Director of the National Strength and … [Read more...] about 10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running
When was the last time you went for a long jog? If your main training focus is on putting on lean muscle in the weight room, probably not very recently since interval training became the go-to for cardio. I love a good, soul-crushing interval session. In fact, people have traveled from around the world to my gym in Salt Lake City to go through some of my infamous IWT workouts. Those workouts, and others like The Holy Trinity and Prison Burpees, are all some of my favorites of all time. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But a lot of people think that intervals are all they need for cardio. And that’s really too bad, because skipping traditional, low-intensity cardio truly holds back your overall fitness. Don't Just Stay In One LaneFast and slow cardio each have their own place in a well-rounded conditioning plan. Going all-out improves your top-end fitness and ability to sustain high-intensity work. It also causes changes in your heart that boost the force with which … [Read more...] about Why Your Cardio Training Should Be More Than Just Intervals
Sometimes it seems that all I hear about is the magic of high intensity interval training (HITT). This protocol alternates short periods of intense exercise with longer periods of moderate recovery periods (think sprinting 30 seconds, then walking or jogging at an easy pace for one minute, and repeating for about 20 minutes total) and promises results in as little time as possible. But the concept can be daunting for anyone who is just starting a workout program, recovering from an injury or surgery, or packing a little more weight than ideal.So I'm here to preach the gospel of LISS: Low intensity steady state.LISS exercise is any repetitive motion for 30 to 45 minutes at 50 to 60 percent of your maximum heart rate (MHR), according to sports medicine specialist and physical therapist Kevin McGuinness, who practices at Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Typically, this refers to such activities as walking, swimming, or even jogging or biking at an easy pace."LISS is any … [Read more...] about You don’t need HIIT to get fit. Try a low-intensity workout instead.