Question about interval workouts

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2009/02/25 08:42:12 (permalink)

Question about interval workouts

What is the difference in the effect on the body between 1 minute intervals of cardio and strength, and 10 minute intervals of the same? Is it just for the sake of variety that the two Results workouts use these different strategies? The 2 workouts on {10 Days to a Better Body}5591^ use intervals of 1 minute of each, and the Results {Boost Your Metabolism}5601^ workout has intervals of around 10 minutes each. I know it is advantageous to mix things up. But are there differences as to how these different strategies effect the body? Is the 10 Days workout a little more like HIIT because of its pace and therefore would it be considered to be more effective for fat burning? Thanks.
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    Dawn
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    Re:Question about interval workouts 2009/02/25 18:30:04 (permalink)
    Good Question w.o.w....I would like to know this also so {10 Days}5591^ is more a HIIT? and {Boost}5601^ would be more Intervals. so what is the difference between Intervals and HIIT training? Hmmmm....I'll be back!
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    Re:Question about interval workouts 2009/02/25 19:10:00 (permalink)
    Hi Dawn! Yes, I too am also really interested in an answer! I hope someone will respond.
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    Re:Question about interval workouts 2009/02/25 19:22:42 (permalink)
    Interval training has been proven to burn more calories per workout,compared to other types of the same length. The actual format andinterval length is more of a personal preference. It is the raising and lowering of your heart rate
    that gets those quick results.
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    Re:Question about interval workouts 2009/02/25 19:27:12 (permalink)
    Thanks Moderator! So, whether the intervals are one minute or 10, both should be equally effective. I notice that with the {10 Days}5591^ workout, my heart rate stays somewhat elevated when I am doing the weight intervals because I use heaviest weights I can tolerate. I wonder if I should use lighter ones to be sure my heart rate really does decelerate....
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    Re:Question about interval workouts 2009/02/25 19:32:34 (permalink)
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    Interval training has been proven to burn more calories per workout,compared to other types of the same length. The actual format andinterval length is more of a personal preference. It is the raising and lowering of your heart rate
    that gets those quick results.



    So... HIIT and Interval Training have the same Benefits it just depends on the length?  I notice also when doing {Treadmill challengers}7247^ I can get my heartrate very high as a HIIT workout but  thisworkout would not be consider a HIIT dvd but more of Intervals. TY!
    post edited by Dawn - 2009/02/25 19:33:09
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