When I got to the gym part of my workout routine includes running for 1 hour on the treadmill.I read in Men's Health magazine that doing intervals (for example:run at 6mph for 2 minutes then run at 3mph or rest for 2 minutes) will be more effective in losing weight than if I ran or walked at a steady pace.Is there any truth to this>?
Most people believe that for exercise program to be effective, the body must be in continual and steady motion.
However, if we allow some period of recovery to the muscles, that proves to be more efficient in muscle building. This is the reason why most exercise experts recommend the High intensity interval training (HIIT) as compared to the steady-state cardio exercises.
HIIT involves alternating high intensity short duration efforts and then a more spread out casual effort (the “recovery interval”), over a 15- to 30-minute session. This leads to burning of more calories than the steady state cardio.
You should however also consult your physical trainer as to what kind of exercise programme would be more suitable for you.
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