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    Hi,
    just wondering:
    Is there anything like low intensity interval cardio training? Would it make sense? Not to go all out during exercises but add a bit more speed on days when I feel fit but want to save energy for the following harder day? Or is it all or nothing?
    When can an interval be called an interval?

  • #2
    In my opinion the only reason for any low intensity cardio is if you enjoy it, say for example you like hiking or cycling then go for it, why not.

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    • #3
      Not talking of steady state but spreading in intervals on a lower level.
      btw, do you feel better?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gergirl View Post
        Not talking of steady state but spreading in intervals on a lower level.
        btw, do you feel better?
        No I think that would defeat the whole point of HIIT training.

        Nah heads still the same but thanks for asking, taking my first planned break from working out in 30 + years see if that helps any, LOL. Be back at the gym probably on Saturday.

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        • #5
          Well, new experience for you after such a long time. Can be exciting to see what it does to you? Where could your energy go? *lol*

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          • #6
            Seems totally pointless. The health benefits of training result from adaptation, which only occurs when the body is pushed slightly beyond its limits by intense stimuli. "Low intensity interval training" is by definition too wimpy to provoke an adaptation response.

            I mean if it's literally the only exercise you ever get, it's better than nothing. But if you already have a high intensity program of some sort, LIIT is a waste of time and energy (unless you schedule it in such a way as to break up what would otherwise be a long sedentary period, e.g. every 2 hours on a day in which you would otherwise be sitting in front of a computer for 10 hours straight--but I don't think that's what you meant).
            Last edited by Nightly Orange; 12-10-2014, 01:54 PM.

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            • #7
              I think in concert with a calorie restricted diet, low intensity exercise, whether it is intervals or not, is actually really beneficial. If you think about it, what you describe as low intensity intervals is basically real world getting around. It's the same thing as playing with your kid or walking a distance on uneven terrain or paddling in intermittent wind or whatever. It's part of "move often at a slow pace."
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                I prefer HIIT and MIIT(medium intensity interval training) myself…
                "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                - Schopenhauer

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                • #9
                  I am sure I read a study years ago that tested people doing half an hour or 3 sets of 10 mins exercise daily. and it wasn't high intensity. they found it had the same benefit. what I don't know is any of the variables or what the participants health issue were etc.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                    I am sure I read a study years ago that tested people doing half an hour or 3 sets of 10 mins exercise daily. and it wasn't high intensity. they found it had the same benefit. what I don't know is any of the variables or what the participants health issue were etc.
                    Yes, I have read about that, too.
                    @Gorbag: What would you consider high, medium and low? Is based on heart rate or intensity or length of the intervals?

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                    • #11
                      Neither, subjective evaluation of effort only! My intervals are 6-8 X 25 – 30 seconds steep uphill on road or stairs and always pyramiding up intensity reaching max effort usually on the 4th interval. When I sprint as fast as I can on the main intervals I call it HIIT, hearth frequency would typically be 90 – 100% of max. Medium intensity will be a gear below where I feel I can go faster, but I hold back. Heart rate around 70 – 90 % of max. When doing fartslek on the beach heart rate will also be in the mid 70 - 90% range, but I usually do not bother by estimating heart frequency…
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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                      • #12
                        I think I did LIIT on Monday.
                        I walked for 2 hours (Interval 1)
                        I stopped in at Starbucks for a coffee (Rest 1)
                        I walked for an hour (Interval 2)
                        Stopped at Costa Coffee (Rest 2)
                        Walked for 2 hours (Interval 3)
                        Stopped for dinner (Rest 3)
                        Walked to the station to get my train, about 30 minutes (Interval 4)
                        Collapsed on the train on the way home (Rest 4)

                        Not wimpy at all....5.5 hours of walking and 26km in total. Fuelled by coffee...

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