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Interval versus Continuous training for weight loss?

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Asked by: Pamela Odom

Interval training (including high-intensity interval training [HIIT] and sprint interval training [SIT]) is promoted in both scientific and lay media as being a superior and time-efficient method for fat loss compared with traditional moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT).May 17, 2017

Is interval training better for weight loss?

Interval training such as running sprints is more effective for weight loss than continuous, moderate exercise like brisk walking or biking under 10 miles per hour over long distances, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Is it better to workout continuously or in intervals?

Short Bursts of Exercise Are Better Than Exercising Nonstop. You don’t need to be working out for longer, but you should probably be working harder—in spurts, at least. Studies have shown that interval training can help people burn more fat, and increase fitness levels even after just 15 or 20 minutes of exercise.

Do you burn more fat with interval training?

Interval training burns fat and improves fitness more quickly than constant but moderately intensive physical activity, according to research by a University of Guelph researcher.

How effective is continuous training?

It is great for building cardiovascular endurance and by improving your heart and lung function you will be able to cope with everyday tasks much easier without getting out of breath. Those of you who are looking to lose weight may find that continuous exercise can be very beneficial.

Why is interval training so hard?

Your body responds to interval training by growing extra capillaries to transport more oxygen to your muscles, strengthening your heart to pump it round, and developing the capability to buffer more lactic acid. The periods of effort need to be tough enough to push you just above your lactic threshold.

What are the negatives of continuous training?

Disadvantages

  • Can be extremely boring as it involves repetition and it’s over a prolonged period of time.
  • Doesn’t improve anaerobic fitness so it isn’t for team games which involves bursts of speed.

Feb 21, 2020

What are the disadvantages of interval training?

Are there any disadvantages to interval training?

  • loss of strength speed, endurance, or other elements of performance,
  • loss of appetite,
  • inability to sleep well,
  • chronic aches and pains or soreness,
  • chronic colds or respiratory infections,
  • overuse injuries like tendinitis,
  • unusual fatigue,
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