Friday, July 27, 2012

Sprinting and High Intensity Interval Training

Proper Sprinting and Warm-Up Techniques to Optimize Your Workout and Avoid Injury

Story at-a-glance

  • A recent study found 8-second bursts of sprinting followed by 12-second recovery phases for a total of 20 minutes, three times a week, helped men lose as much as four pounds of visceral belly fat in just three months. This is the type of fat associated with heart disease
  • Using aerobic exercise, such as continuous jogging, you need to exercise 7 hours per week for 14 weeks to produce a similar decrease in visceral fat
  • Benefits of high intensity interval training include improving insulin sensitivity, virtually eliminating type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and optimizing cholesterol ratios when combined with proper diet. It also naturally boosts your HGH levels, increases aerobic capacity and boosts fat metabolism
  • See video demonstration of proper sprinting technique and recommended stretches to prevent injury

Sprinting and High Intensity Interval Training\

Dr. Joseph Mercola