Turbo training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) gets results - fact. However what do we mean by HIIT? The different permutations are endless: 15 second intervals through to 5 minute intervals; short recovery, one to one or full recovery; flat out intensity or a fixed percentage of max effort.

Mix these factors together and it becomes clear the high intensity training actually covers a wide range of possible workouts. A group of antipodean researchers set out to investigate whether the length of the rest interval was a crucial factor in the success of an interval session.

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