Exercise Workouts

Exercise Workouts

Exercise Workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 5th 2014

We live in a world where advances in medicine mean that we seldom die from the acute infectious and parasitic illnesses of the past. This means that most of our health issues tend to concern our body slowly deteriorating until we develop whichever chronic illness eventually kills us. A gloomy thought? Possibly Read more

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Short-duration HIIT programs

Short-duration HIIT programs

Exercise Workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

here does not appear to be an exact cut-off point at which high intensity interval training becomes short-duration high intensity training. Nevertheless, by short duration they really do mean short duration! Read more

Short-duration HIIT alters your genes

Short-duration HIIT alters your genes

Exercise Workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Would you believe that if you are healthy but havn’t been exercising then just one brief yet intense spell of exerciWould you believe that if you are healthy but havn’t been exercising then just one brief yet intense spell of exercise actually changes your DNA! It appears that DNA methylation (or DNA de-methylation) is activated and plays a role in exercise based gene expression. Some of the genes. . . Read more

Modified HIIT for cardiac patients

Modified HIIT for cardiac patients

Exercise Workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 6th 2014

There are a huge amount of studies ratifying the fact that exercise delays, and in some cases even averts the onset of disease. There will always be divergent opinions on what specific type of exercise to pursue. Perhaps the more important debate, however, should be around how much exercise is optimal, and at what intensity. Read more

High intensity interval training

High intensity interval training

Exercise Workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 6th 2014

This article guides you through to an understanding of high intensity interval training. It begins by delivering an understanding of interval training, and then takes a look at high intensity interval training. We take a look at how HIIT works, as well as the types of exercise that have been well researched in which HIIT can be utilised. Read more

Genes help determine how little exercise you need

Genes help determine how little exercise you need

Exercise workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 6th 2014

Both sedentary VO2 max (i.e. without regular exercise) and the degree of improvement of VO2 max with exercise vary quite widely between different people. There is clearly a hereditary link to this. Read more

Comparing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to traditional endurance exercise training

Comparing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to traditional endurance exercise training

Exercise Workouts / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 5th 2014

Endurance training, although much lengthier, feels a whole lot better than HIIT. You get to cruise along at moderate HR max and if the duration is long enough your body releases natural opioids that make you feel, well … rather great really! With short duration HIIT you just feel bloody tired during as well as afterwards! Read more

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