Tag: interval training

Whats is this Tabata craze all about?

A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness and weight-loss benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like CrossFit? Is it like circuit training? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot… Continue Reading “Whats is this Tabata craze all about?”

HIIT v long slow: why we now say different

So, in our usual busy life we are all pressed for time, so how on earth are we supposed to fit in our long slow fat burning exercise to stay slim and trim? Well, the thoughts are changing, and you may be able to… Continue Reading “HIIT v long slow: why we now say different”

RPE ranking and it’s use in training

RPE or rate of perceived exertion is used to measure intensity or simply, how hard you are working. It’s not 100% accurate, only proper testing will do that for you, but it’s a very good guide that many coaches and personal trainers use to… Continue Reading “RPE ranking and it’s use in training”

Making the most of limited training time

I have said this before I am sure, but this blog was born out of a conversations recently had with an athlete. Balance, training wisely and REST are the key to success.

How does sprint training help endurance athletes?

Endurance training improves peak oxygen performance (V02), increases capillary density of working muscle, raises blood volume and decreases heart rate. Sprint training has a greater effect on muscle glycolytic capacity. i.e improves your ability to disperse lactic acid build up thus tolerate longer high… Continue Reading “How does sprint training help endurance athletes?”