Thursday, November 23, 2006

Day 16 Pics: I H.I.I.T It!

Day 16 of 84

Status: Round 2: Phase 1: Day 3


Today was all about the H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training). I did 20 minutes on the treadmill going through 4 cycles of 6, 11, 13 and 15 km/h with a double hit on the last cycle for 2 minutes at 15 km/h.

The major benefit of H.I.I.T over "steady state" cardio is the afterburn effect. Depending on the intensity you can actually burn calories for up to 24 hours after your workout. Steady state cardio tends to burn calories during the workout due to its longer duration but once you finish you stop burning calories.

When given a choice I always go for H.I.I.T as it more productive to my fat loss goals and more time efficient than steady state cardio.

Here are Day 16 pics for November 23, 2006.

Peace, AJ

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