My Run-in @ Equinox

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    Yesterday, I messed up the schedule and thought I was going to a yoga class. Turns out I was 45 minutes early and ended up in a Barre Burn class (think plies, lunges, legs, legs, legs and NO stretching). So as I wobble down the stairs, I decide to hit the mats and do some yoga solo. I needed a huge stretch after that class, so I am in a twisty pose and I hear, "Excuse me, are you in a circus troupe or something?"

    I look over and it's Amare Stoudemire.

    Ha! So that's my crazy gym story. I now have a new "truth" in that ice-breaker game where you give 2 truths and a lie. "I was mistaken for a circus performer by Amare Stoudemire." Not bad.
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    I honestly don't think I can top that. The best I can muster is that people tell me I look like Ted Danson all the time.
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    On a side note: my legs are overly sore. It's ridiculous. Is this really good for your muscles? The result is that I am skipping the gym today and i feel sluggish.
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    Is soreness good for your muscles ? It's certainly a sign they've been stimulated in an unaccustomed way. You'll be good to go in a day or two, especially if you do less intense versions of the same movements that caused the soreness. Sounds counter-intuitive, I know.
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    Speaking of cardio...


    What is the benefit of HIIT? I typically run on the tread at a 6.0 or 6.5 (depending how I feel) for 45-70 minutes. What would HIIT do that this doesn't?
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    Probably nothing.

    I do HIIT because 1) similar to playing WR and CB which I do a lot of with my friends and helps my mindset.
    And 2) I get bored because it used to be that my endurance was too much. I used to run on a treadmill for an hr or so, and well it gets boring.


    I recommend HIIT to young athletic people, to change up their cardio, and to make more time.

    But in terms of results, I don't think hIit is different than normal cardio
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    For cardio I recommend lifting weights faster.
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    The concept is that HIIT both:
    1) burns more calories / minute
    2) continues to burn cals/fat for 24 hours

    The high intensity forces the body into repair mode, if you will.

    You should be vomiting or near vomiting at the end of a good 20minute session. For realz.
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    HIIT is almost certainly overrated. Yes, it does confer aerobic benefits more quickly ... to a point. If you enjoy endurance training, don't stop.

    On the subject of calorie burn, yes, HIIT burns more calories after you stop (and for upwards of 48 hours), but not enough to write home about. Not only does it come out in the wash, but if you're accustomed to going 45-70 minutes, you're likely burning more calories overall (for whatever that's worth).

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