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I love HIIT, I think it is good to have as one of all tools and alternatives when time has almost run out and I need to sweat for a while. At the same time, I love the options that may take time, be it a stretching session, yoga or walking meditation.
I am fully aware that stress resistance improves with HIIT as well, although the stress load can be high during the activity/activities.
HIIT is good, you should try it!
There are a plethora of tests and comparisons, purely physical, where researchers and scientists have seen that a fraction of the training time is needed for the same results with HIIT as with “old-fashioned” training. Instead of posting links to scientific reports, feel free to search online and I promise you will find evidence of the effectiveness of HIIT.
At many of the HIIT training facilities, it is a huge community active, just as important to sustain and endure a training effort.
HIIT do not fit everyone!
High-intensity training does not suit everyone, I think. Here are some of the reasons
- If you are already stressed and putting on even more stress, which means training high-intensity, it can tip you over the edge to get problematic instead of sustainable health
- There is a higher risk of injury to joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments that need time to get used to the load
- If it is blood pressure you want to lower, you most likely need and at least combine with low-intensity exercise so that the blood vessels and brain also get the relaxation needed for sustainable health.
- The HIIT culture can sometimes be seen as provocative and personal best-striving, not everyone is a competitive person.