High Intensity Training
High intensity training gets a lot of press because it has great fat loss results and can be done in a short amount of time. However there are 2 reasons it’s not great for most of my personal training clients as well as the general population.
- It’s pretty difficult and uncomfortable to work at that high of an intensity even though it’s for a short period of time.
- People aren’t always functionally ready for some of the exercise combinations and moves they might be asked to do in a class. (inability to keep safe form)
I enjoy HIIT training myself and do it with a handful of clients. That said, most of my personal training clients wouldn’t come back if that was all we did for exercise.
The following article explains and outlines the differences between two of the most popular and intense fitness programs. HIIT and Tabata.