High Intensity Interval Training – Good or Bad?

High intensity interval training is basically alternating between a period of high intensity activity, say for 5-60 seconds, and then recovering in-between each set, typically by walking, for a period of time. Yes, these workouts can be very effective at increasing your performance AND your health.

They can even increase your aerobic capacity – though they are primarily very anaerobic workouts. Despite the aerobic benefits, continued implementation of these types of workouts over time will break you down; your immune system, your hormonal system – all the systems of your body will all suffer. Additionally, oxidative stress (free radical damage) occurs with anaerobic excess and that can lead to premature aging and many diseases, such as autoimmune diseases and cancer.

If you are a beginner or intermediate trainee and your trainer is telling u to do HIIT  then he is wrong…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s