HIIT VS. CONTINUOUS CARDIO FOR FAT LOSS


So you fell off that dialed in diet at a holiday barbeque and want to lose a couple of added pounds. A study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness compares the body composition altering potential of high intensity interval training (HIIT) to steady state running at a moderate pace.

Although the research went on for 12 weeks and used overweight college students, the results might inspire you to go the HIIT route. Subjects who performed HIIT 5 times a week alternating intensity between at 85% and 50% of exercise capacity achieved more impressive results than subjects who jogged continuously at 50% of capacity. TIP: Use an outdoor track for this kind of training, sprinting the straight sections and jogging the turns. See today’s Daily Fitness News for a different exercise routine for battling body fat.

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