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HIIT is Not Superior to Steady State Cardio

Posted on June 17 2018

At Inspired, we are all about bringing you the highest quality, most effective supplements on the planet, but we're also all about clearing up myths and helping you navigate through the sea of misinformation that permeates the fitness industry whenever possible.  

It is for this reason that we wanted to let you in on the truth about High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT.

HIIT is routinely touted in fitness circles as being superior for fat loss when compared to Moderate Intensity Continuous Training, or MICT. 

But just because something is commonly believed to be true, doesn’t mean that it is.

According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis (this is a scientific review of all available studies on a subject) of interval training versus moderate-intensity continuous training on adiposity (body fat levels), HIIT may not be the the magic bullet for fat loss that it is touted to be.

According to the researchers, “There were no differences between HIIT and MICT for any body fat outcome.”

Pretty straight forward.

So what does that mean for you?  If you enjoy HIIT style cardio, then by all means, keep killing it.

But, if you prefer a steady run outdoors, or time on your bike, they are just as good for fat loss!

The take home is, doing the cardio consistently is what's important, not the method you chose. Contrary to what many think, the fat loss between HIIT and MICT is the same.

And regardless of what kind of cardio you chose to do, you can maximize the fat burned during that session by taking Kor as your pre-cardio igniter.
 
-Jerry Teixeira

 

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