1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion
Geege Schuman stashed this in Fitness
Define "all out exercise" and "benefits" please. :)
Sprints! Sprints of any activity "so strenuous you moan"!
Benefits: Improved endurance, strength, aerobic capacity!
"The takeaway of both studies is that it is best, if you wish to perform high-intensity interval training, to stick to what is well documented as effective: a few sessions per week of 30- or 60-second intervals so strenuous you moan, followed by a minute or so of blessed recovery, and a painful repetition or four."
Cool. I wish I could learn how to sprint without doing damage to my knees.
"Sprint" on a rowing machine, stationary bicycle or an eliptical.
Ah, that's pretty brilliant. Can do!
I also like your advice to strengthen my quads.
Build your quads, save your knees!
I could never get into swimming because I find it so boring. Am I doing it wrong?
Do you swim in a pool or a natural body of water?
Pool. Natural bodies near the Pacific are too cold!
Pools ARE boring.
Well that explains why I always thought so.
Can you do an all out swim for a minute easily where you are?
I have to drive a short distance to swim or kayak - that's easy.
All out swimming is fun to you right?
Yeah but to be honest I'd rather do that kind of swimming in a pool, because sharks.
Pop culture aside, Sharks tend to stay away from humans right?
Adam, I am not a fan of swimming but I have been known to split my family pool time with playing with the kids and trading with wife to swim laps. What I can offer from my own experience is that the boring goes away when you focus on breathing and constant work much like yoga. As I age, I realize that the higher impact activities I enjoy are not much of an option so the low impact and present exercises become a way forward.
Adam, want to come swimming with me next week?
I've been walking so I can work my way up to swimming. Where do you swim?
Focusing on breathing sounds meditative.
It is meditative. I swim on campus.
That's cool. I live far from campus now though.