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Pros and Cons of High-Intensity Training

By November 6, 2012

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Contrary to what you might read of late, high-intensity interval training, or tabatas, or metabolic training, or CrossFit, is not the ultimate training modality.

Even so, high-intensity training is very useful as a part of a comprehensive fitness program. Training at high intensities can get you injured faster, but it can also save you time and give you more time to update 53 different social media networks, which is surely a plus!

---> Pros and Cons of High-Intensity Training

November 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm
(1) Anthony says:

A lot of us to to lack the necessary motivation to train with high intensity on a regular basis. It’s tough to do.

While I have trained like a Trojan warrior in the past with the weights, these days I find myself concentrating more on correct form and really feeling the exercise or trying to get my ‘mind into the muscle’. Training rapidly with ‘heavy’ weights is a sure step to injury and I like to train with heavy weight. Heavy being a relative term of course. I reserve any HIIT training for brief stints of cardio now that I’m over 50.

Anybody that can turn up at a gym regularly over the age of 40 is probably doing okay in my opinion. Kudos to those that continue to do so.

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