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Is aerobic exercise better than hiit?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Different: High intensity interval training is very efficient and serves to also improve your aerobic potential, but realize, due to the vigorous nature of HIIT, you may more readily succumb to overtraining if this your only training technique. In an ideal world your training would include various techniques including HIIT and steady state(aerobic) training.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training.

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