Weekly Health and Fitness Roundup: 19th – 25th March, 2012

Our favourite links in this week’s Inspire Fitness Health and Fitness Roundup touch upon High Intensity Interval Training, the carryover of health and fitness gains from your training foundation, kettlebell technique, and the importance of recovery from workouts:

Blogs and News

“Interval Training & Type 2 Diabetes”: The research shows many promising benefits of high intensity interval training (known in short as HIIT) for fitness and health.  However, it is important to remember that all training should be progressive and should take into account both your goals for the future and your current fitness levels.  HIIT can have many positive effects, but is also a very demanding form of exercise, and requires individuals to have built up a “training base” before undertaking such training loads safely.

“How Functional Strength Carryover Is Just Like Riding A Bike”: An excellent post from Ryan Hurst of Gold Medal Bodies.  Put the highest value on developing fundamental fitness characteristics (aerobic endurance, muscular strength and power, balance, flexibility and mobility).  As your training becomes more advanced and sophisticated with time, your foundational work will support you as you progress, even when your goals change.

Social Networks

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