The trend in fitness is definitely high intensity, but relatively short workouts. This type of training is billed as efficient and effective. While both of these claims are true, unbridled intensity is not always a good thing. Too much intensity can scare away novices and cause experienced trainees to burn out and even quit working out. Low Intensity Steady State (LISS) or Low Intensity Cardio might be considered the more traditional way to exercise, not the trendiest, but it has benefits to offer both novices and experienced trainees.
The Turtle’s Low Intensity Cardio
According to the story the turtle beat the rabbit because he maintained his steady state workout while his over confident opponent relied on a High Intensity Interval Workout, resting too often and allowing himself to be overtaken by the persistent turtle. The LISS workouts offer several benefits for trainees of all fitness levels.
Go Easy and Steady for Fat Loss and Conditioning
Using Steady State Workouts
Benefits of LISS – Steady State Workout
- Mental and physical break from HIIT training
- Appeals to new trainees and trainees on a layoff
- Longer workouts can burn more calories for more fat loss
- Increases cardiovascular fitness
- Putting a Steady State Workout into Practice
- Giving low intensity cardio a try means you will have plenty of workout options to choose from.
- Such as – Long runs/hiking or treadmill
- Bicycle or stationary bike
- Kayaking or rowing machine
Both indoors and outdoors activities for every kind of trainee means a steady state workout can be a long-term part of your exercise regime. The suggestions offer choices for all fitness levels and weather conditions so even if you have to be indoors you can still consistently have great workouts. This lower intensity training is particularly suited for people easing back into training after a holiday lay-off. So ring in 2016 with new workouts that will put you back on the path to fitness and good health.