High Intensity is preforming at 70%-85% of your max.
High Intensity Cardio: Consistently maintaining a high intensity for the duration of the workout. Running and hiking are examples of high intensity cardio.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): HIIT workouts are intended to be short in duration but make a huge impact by way of quick bursts of intense output with adequate rest periods in between. An example includes sprints.
It is very difficult to carry on a conversation while preforming high intensity cardio or intervals.
You can gauge your intensity by the "talk test" as we have mentioned above, taking your pulse, or by using a Heart Rate Monitor.
So, what is the best type of cardio to do? A mixture of all 3! Don't do the same thing at the same intensity each day. Check out our Tips and Workouts Tab for our cardio routines, including home workouts if you are unable to get to the gym.
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