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My focus this coming year was fitness, with high intensity training. So with MM's Fast Exercise book coming out, I wasnt surprised to see this article in the Australian

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/pr ... 6790067072

Zumba, Spin, and Pilates are out, while HIIT and Body Weight training are in, according to the American College of Sport's Medicine's list of anticipated fitness trends for 2014.

HIIT is predicted to be the biggest hit in 2014, with experts suggesting that High Intensity Interval Training will be the trendiest way to get fit this year.
I've been doing this for a couple of years with a personal trainer. Combined with a low carb diet I slowly lost weight and toned up but the last few kilos were lost due to 5:2. I do HIIT twice a week and another easier weight training the morning after a fast. It works for me!
BACK IN 1992, I discovered a fitness series called "The Firm" out of Charleston, SC. They introduced me to the concepts of muscle confusion & interval training. It was the only thing that ever worked, too bad I never kept it up! I think I'm ready to try it again though, this time around, time crunch is built in, I'm liking that! I'll see what happens...
Wmr309 wrote: I've been doing this for a couple of years with a personal trainer. Combined with a low carb diet I slowly lost weight and toned up but the last few kilos were lost due to 5:2. I do HIIT twice a week and another easier weight training the morning after a fast. It works for me!



What are some recommended reading into this High Intensity Training stuff (for the beginner. Online or books with paper.

Are you planning to get MM's new book, Fast Exercise (not released in australia yet)
Juliana.Rivers wrote:
Wmr309 wrote: I've been doing this for a couple of years with a personal trainer. Combined with a low carb diet I slowly lost weight and toned up but the last few kilos were lost due to 5:2. I do HIIT twice a week and another easier weight training the morning after a fast. It works for me!



What are some recommended reading into this High Intensity Training stuff (for the beginner. Online or books with paper.

Are you planning to get MM's new book, Fast Exercise (not released in australia yet)


I haven't read much other than some articles on the internet and newspapers. When my personal trainer (PT) says do 10 burpees, followed by dead lifts and push ups etc I do that and repeat it. :grin: She's getting results with me and some fellow women in their 40s. These days I only train once a week with my PT and do my own sets twice a week. I like it that I am done within the hour.

I'm not sure that I'll get MM's latest book. I started to watch the video but haven't finished it. I think that I know what works for me. PT is expensive but she is very knowledgeable what suits my body (incl its weaknesses), goals (initially losing weight, cardio and posture, now mainly toning), and my lifestyle (family demands and desk job).
Wmr309 wrote:
Juliana.Rivers wrote:
Wmr309 wrote: I've been doing this for a couple of years with a personal trainer. Combined with a low carb diet I slowly lost weight and toned up but the last few kilos were lost due to 5:2. I do HIIT twice a week and another easier weight training the morning after a fast. It works for me!



What are some recommended reading into this High Intensity Training stuff (for the beginner. Online or books with paper.

Are you planning to get MM's new book, Fast Exercise (not released in australia yet)


I haven't read much other than some articles on the internet and newspapers. When my personal trainer (PT) says do 10 burpees, followed by dead lifts and push ups etc I do that and repeat it. :grin: She's getting results with me and some fellow women in their 40s. These days I only train once a week with my PT and do my own sets twice a week. I like it that I am done within the hour.

I'm not sure that I'll get MM's latest book. I started to watch the video but haven't finished it. I think that I know what works for me. PT is expensive but she is very knowledgeable what suits my body (incl its weaknesses), goals (initially losing weight, cardio and posture, now mainly toning), and my lifestyle (family demands and desk job).


Years ago i belonged to a gym (at a time i didnt adjust my eating.. which is dumb, thinking the inches would come off with just exercise.. and for a short time i had a kind personal trainer and then she moved on and i remember 2 sessions with a nasty cold gym b i t c h. i left the gym 2 weeks later.
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HIIT has been at the gym through 2013. I did a bit in each bike class each Saturday. Thought my lungs were going to explode and all oxygen was sucked out of the room, but it's the best class I have participated in, definitely a challenge.
Didn't Andrew Marr have a stroke after trying HIT? I think in his case it was probably the result of stress and work. Anyway, I wonder if HIT would be any good for someone with ME. Probably not. I guess I'll have to stick to my yoga...when I can (when my batteries allow :( )
@nursebean, wish I could send you some virtual Duracell batteries to recharge you and boost your energy levels. You are always so upbeat on here I forget how frustrating it must be for you not to be able to do what you would like due to your illness. Big hugs! :heart: :heart:
Oh thanks for the hugs @callyanna...I feel better already! :heart:
nursebean wrote: Didn't Andrew Marr have a stroke after trying HIT? I think in his case it was probably the result of stress and work. Anyway, I wonder if HIT would be any good for someone with ME. Probably not. I guess I'll have to stick to my yoga...when I can (when my batteries allow :( )



hmm i had to google Andrew Marr and the stroke which I wasnt familiar with.

im not sure if i can believe anything in the Tele UK but.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebri ... rcise.html

thoughts anyone. ?
nursebean wrote: Didn't Andrew Marr have a stroke after trying HIT? I think in his case it was probably the result of stress and work. Anyway, I wonder if HIT would be any good for someone with ME. Probably not. I guess I'll have to stick to my yoga...when I can (when my batteries allow :( )


Yes, the feeling it's that it was the stress and work.

As I said in the other thread on HIIT (where I linked to a review of its benefits: the-5-2-lab-f10/great-review-of-the-benefits-of-hiit-t10270.html), it has been widely used in heart failure patients and post heart attack patients with great success.

Last, regarding use in ME, I think it should be very useful. As HIIT has been shown to improve mitochondrial health and as mitochondria have been shown to be dysfunctional (not working properly) in ME, it seems like a good match.
Thanks for that Juliana that was an interesting article. The fact that Andrew probably had two TIAs before and without knowing would be the factor in his major stroke. I guess the intense rowing was the trigger.

Caroline, I hadn't really realised that HIT would be good for peeps with ME. I'm currently on a course for ME/CFS so maybe I'll bring this up next session.
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