posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 08:08 AM
Ive been trying to do some research on this but half of the sites I visit say one thing and the other half say the other.
First off im specifically talking about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This type of exercise is where you go all out for say 30 seconds and
then rest for 30 seconds (or until you catch your breath) and repeat. It is said to greatly increase the amount of calories burned because the
constant change of pace raises your metabolism for awhile after the workout.
Im trying to get back in shape (looking to lose 15-20 pounds) before I continue weight lifting. What im wondering is if it would be equally or more
beneficial to exercise throughout the day rather than all at once?
Not only would it be easier for me to do 2-3 10-15 minute HIIT running sessions but in my mind it may also keep your metabolism going faster
throughout the day, as HIIT is said to last for a few hours after exercising.
Ive also wondered if it would be worth it to get up and do a few minutes of HIIT in place every hour or two while im home in addition to the 2-3
Thinking about trying this out rather than doing the 30 minute once a day session. Any opinions?
edit on 31-10-2013 by tehdouglas because: (no