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Take advantage of OlderBeast as your free “virtual” body-&-soul health club” in 1, 2 or all 3 of these ways!

Fall 2017 Challenges

Take 90 days to learn about something new, try various types of it, and decide if-and-how to include in your personal regimen!

Ramp-Up

Work and family obligations (and life-in-general) can pull us away from attending to ourselves.

At age 45+, it’s critical to reengage!

lderBeast can help with free practical advice and insipiration. And with personal coaching to help even more.

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Challenges , Strength

Endurance Guy Trying HIIT? Do Strength-focused Versions. (HIIT Challenge, Week 5)

As discussed in the introduction to this challenge (click the link in the Challenge box to the left if you want to see that), underlying the many variations of “HIIT” out there are two basic concepts.

There are Cardio Intervals. I.e, going fast enough for a short period to be uncomfortable/unsustainable, then a period of slower pace to recover, then repeat. And there’s Metabolic Conditioning.  That is, doing strength move intervals at a pace and difficulty-level that brings high-intensity benefits of elevated heart rate and amped-up metabolism.

Which to choose? Here’s a point-of-view if you’re mainly a runner, a cyclist, a swimmer or a “cardio machine guy.” That is, if strength work is the “junior partner” in your exercise mix.

In this case, I urge you to bring HIIT into your life by having it be strength-focused, man. Here are three reasons why, with some curated best-of reading to expand on each point.