HIIT also known as interval training has become the chosen form of cardio for fitness fanatics like myself for a long time. I remember when I used to read popular magazines that stood by HIIT as the better form of cardio. It completely overshadowed old school cardio also known as steady state cardio.
Joggers at the gym started to look more silly by switching back and forth from speed 10 to speed 5 on their treadmills. Everybody started to become obsessed with being able to burn more body fat in 20 minutes with intense exercise than 60 minutes of light exercise.
But wait a second. Are people really suggesting that 20 minutes of HIIT burns more calories than 60 minutes of jogging? The truth behind this is that 20 minutes of sprints does NOT burn more calories than an hour long jog.
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