Not all training programs are the sameBodybuilding is about physical appearance. This means big muscles and low body fat which is accomplished by heavyweight training workouts. High-Intensity Interval Training/HIIT workouts focus on performing high-intensity exercises in large volume repetitions quickly to raise an individual’s heart rate, cycling between high intensity and rest. This is accomplished by using:
- Light weights
- Cardio exercises
- What each training program looks like
- What it does
- How to choose the program that’s best for the individual
- Gaining Lean Body Mass
- Losing Fat Mass
- Adequate cardio
- Consistent protein intake
- Calorie restrictions
- These are important aspects of this type of regimen and building visually impressive musculature.
Body CompositionFor the average person, if the focus is on building visible muscle while keeping a low body fat percentage, bodybuilding is a great choice. Ideal body composition focuses on keeping fat content to a minimum without compromise.
High-Intensity Interval Training/HIIT
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Body CompositionScientists from Ohio State University observed more than 40 subjects at all levels of cardio fitness. Over the next 10 weeks, the subjects completed a variety of HIIT workouts. The scientists realized that the individuals were developing a more capable cardio system, and their body fat percentages were dropping significantly.
- If the goal is to get stronger and lose weight, then bodybuilding is the best option.
- If the goal is to have stronger cardio and lose serious weight then HIIT workouts are the best option.
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ReferencesRoss, Leanna M et al. “High-intensity interval training (HIIT) for patients with chronic diseases.” Journal of sport and health science vol. 5,2 (2016): 139-144. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2016.04.005 Westcott, Wayne L. “Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health.” Current sports medicine reports vol. 11,4 (2012): 209-16. doi:10.1249/JSR.0b013e31825dabb8
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