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The Best Type of Exercise to Burn Fat
Feb. 27, 2019 | The New York Times | By Gretchen Reynolds.

A few minutes of brief, intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks or other moderate workouts for incinerating body fat.... super-short intervals could even, in some cases, burn more fat than a long walk or jog, but the effort involved needs to be arduous......high-intensity interval training, which typically involves a few minutes — or even seconds — of strenuous exertion followed by a period of rest, with the sequence repeated multiple times. Most H.I.I.T. workouts require less than half an hour, from beginning to end (including a warm-up and cool-down), and the strenuous portions of the workout are even briefer......studies show that interval workouts can improve aerobic fitness, blood sugar control, blood pressure and other measures of health and fitness to the same or a greater extent than standard endurance training, such as brisk walking or jogging, even if it lasts two or three times as long....the most common question..... is whether they also will aid in weight control and fat loss....Plan your workouts around your preferences and schedules, he says, and not concerns about which type of exercise might better trim fat.
aerobic  arduous  best_of  cardiovascular  exercise  fat-burning  fitness  high-impact  high-intensity  interval_training  endurance 
february 2019 by jerryking
The Common Advice for Those With Thinning Bones Could Be All Wrong - WSJ
Bone building happens specifically at the areas of the bone you stress during your workout, says Pamela S. Hinton, associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, at the University of Missouri, in Columbia.

For this reason, a dead lift is one of the best exercises because it “uses big muscles around the hips and hamstrings,” causing the muscle to pull on the bone. It also recruits the muscles around the lumbar and thoracic spine to stabilize the body during the lift, says Polly de Mille, exercise physiologist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Proper form is critical to safety, she adds.
aging  longevity  strength_training  intensity  fitness  exercise  high-intensity  trauma  overcompensation  deadlifts  osteoporosis  bone_density  high-impact 
april 2018 by jerryking
Running Is the Worst Way to Get Fit - Tonic
Nick English

Nov 17 2016

Running is a crappy way to lose fat and an inferior way to boost cardiovascular health, but it's somehow become the most popular exercise on Earth after walking.....It's an incredibly inefficient way to build strength. And as we all know, a strong body is the number one way to prevent injuries, increase metabolism, burn fat, and stay mobile and functional in old age. Folks "do cardio" because they want to burn off their bellies. And running is a bad pick.

"That's usually what the mentality is, that it's a way to get leaner and lose weight, but doing other things outside of running will probably have a better effect at catalyzing that result," he says. Boyce's fat-loss prescription, like that of practically any trainer worth their salt, is compound strength exercises. That means multi-joint movements like the squat, deadlift, overhead press, chin-ups, pull-ups, and push-ups......Studies have consistently shown that weight training and sprinting are more effective than running at targeting belly fat and creating a good hormonal environment for fat loss, meaning better insulin sensitivity, less of the stress hormone cortisol, and more growth hormone and testosterone. ....exercising the heart at a higher intensity is a better way to get the job done. Studies have shown that shorter sessions of anaerobic training, like fast-paced resistance training or sprints, are just as good for heart health as long, drawn-out runs and better at maintaining muscle and increasing aerobic fitness (or VO2 max, if you want to be specific). ...."In many ways, sprinting is safer than running,"'re going to have more of a fat loss effect from sprinting for the same reasons you get it from weights: You're doing things that require strength, explosiveness, exertion, and intensity, so your muscles are going to have to work a little bit harder, they're going to burn more calories, and you're going to be more metabolic after you finish your workout as well.".....
aerobic  cardiovascular  compound_movements  deadlifts  exercise  fast-paced  fat-burning  fitness  functional_strength  howto  interval_training  high-impact  high-intensity  injury_prevention  metabolic_rate  military_press  pull-ups  running  squats  strength_training 
april 2018 by jerryking
Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain? - The New York Times

For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training. The surprising results suggest that going hard may not be the best option for long-term brain health......if you currently weight train or exclusively work out with intense intervals, continue. But perhaps also thread in an occasional run or bike ride for the sake of your hippocampal health.
exercise  fitness  health  medical  strength_training  intensity  high-intensity  interval_training  high-impact 
february 2016 by jerryking
A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun - The New York Times

high-intensity interval workouts have a drawback that is seldom acknowledged. Many people don’t like them and soon abandon the program.
interval_training  fitness  exercise  intensity  high-intensity  high-impact 
july 2015 by jerryking
The Athletes Who Train With Soda - WSJ
Updated Dec. 9, 2014

High-intensity exercise depletes a person’s supply of glycogen, the body’s store of energy-giving carbohydrates. Experts say that to aid muscle recovery, athletes should replenish that fuel within 30 to 60 minutes of finishing a workout. That’s why tables of snacks greet runners at the end of a race.

Some experts have advocated chocolate milk after exercise for its combination of carbohydrates and protein, low cost and widespread availability.....Julie Burns is a registered dietitian who has worked with professional athletes in the Chicago area for decades. She recommends that athletes drink coconut water or another organic sports beverage during exercise rather than soft drinks full of artificial additives and low-quality sugars. But, she acknowledges, “I do think you’ve got to meet people where they’re at, and athletes do have these rituals.”
sports  sports_drinks  beverages  coconuts  high-intensity  exercise 
december 2014 by jerryking
The benefits of exercise: Does workout intensity matter? - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, May. 05 2014
exercise  fitness  intensity  high-intensity 
may 2014 by jerryking
Ask Well: Exercises to Strengthen Bones -
March 21, 2014, 12:01 am
Ask Well: Exercises to Strengthen Bones
exercise  fitness  aging  strength_training  high-intensity  bone_density  osteoporosis  high-impact 
march 2014 by jerryking
Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones -
March 7, 2014, 12:01 am
Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones
fitness  exercise  aging  intensity  high-intensity  high-impact  bone_density 
march 2014 by jerryking
Can short daily workouts make a difference? - The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail Update
Published Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011
exercise  fitness  intensity  high-intensity 
august 2011 by jerryking
Staying a Step Ahead of Aging - New York Times
January 31, 2008 | New York Times | By GINA KOLATA. “Train
hard and train often". Do things like regular interval training,
repeatedly going all out, easing up, then going all out again. These
workouts train your body to increase its oxygen consumption by allowing
you to maintain an intense effort. When you have to choose between hard
and often, choose hard.
training  exercise  running  Gina_Kolata  aging  fitness  interval_training  intensity  high-intensity 
april 2009 by jerryking

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