|Sebastian Coe 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist|
By pushing the body past the VO2 threshold for short periods of time this increases the VO2 threshold which as earlier discussed is indicative of total personal fitness.
|Professor Izumi Tabata Perfecting his Method|
So great right? Thanks for the history lesson, how does this help me? There are numerous different training programs out there that have a HIIT backbone as their structure. Bootcamp for instance, but probably the most well known would be CrossFit. CrossFit is essentially a well disguised version of HIIT with better marketing. And by better I mean HIIT doesnt have any marketing while CrossFit is sponsored by Reebok.
|CrossFit does have remarkable results|
It amuses me to hear a CrossFitter say something to someone that has never done CrossFit like, "you wouldn't understand, it's a CrossFit thing" Ironically the CrossFitter does not understand it is a HIIT thing. But then again I tend to think most CrossFitters are meatheads. At least my friends are at my local box. Enjoy your WODs (Work Out of the Day)