by MoapaPk » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:21 pm
by jordansahls » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:57 pm
by Ze » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:32 pm
jordansahls wrote:Ze wrote:1 minute intervals, for instance, won't yield the same improvements in conditioning.
I disagree. Its all about intensity. 1 minute intervals at a near maximal, maximal, or supramaximal intensity have been proven to be more beneficial for many physiological adaptations than longer bouts at lower intensities. I guess it all depends on what exactly you are trying to improve. If your trying to increase lactate threshold, than 4-5 minute intervals near your max are awesome. If its VO2max, than high intensity interval training is the key. anyway, both are important.
by Ze » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:38 pm
jordansahls wrote:Nothing elaborate about interval training. Just go hard as you can for around 20 to 40 seconds (running up a hill, sprinting on a track, using the stationary bike), rest for a minute, repeat for a total of 8-10 sets (it should take around 10-15 minutes). The most time efficient way to get into better cardiovascular shape, IMHO, is to do interval training around two times a week (if you haven't done them before, than start at once a week) mixed in with a standard work-out routine (like hiking on weekend, using the stair stepper, lifting, ect).
by jordansahls » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:54 pm
by Ze » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:42 am
Conclusions So Far
For a period of intermittant exercise that approximates a max VO2 workload to overload the cardiovascular system effectively, it needs to be of at least 2 minutes duration due to 1) lag time in the cardiovascular response and 2) the oxygen buffering effect of myoglobin
by emmieuk » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:32 am
by MoapaPk » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:03 pm
by Princess Buttercup » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:59 pm
by emmieuk » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:41 am
by bird » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:56 pm
emmieuk wrote:Thanks for all your advice guys
and cant notice a slight difference in how fit i feel.
by winemanvan » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:25 pm
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