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8/12 second exercise

Anyone tried it? Research here in Australia has found that an exercise program where you go hard for 8 seconds and then slowly for 12 for 20 minutes increases the % body fat removed from your body. Give it a try and lets see the results. Have more detail too if anyone wants them.

Mon. Aug 27, 9:32pm

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i'll go read something worthwhile, exercise my brain, for the next 15-20 minutes and tell you how effective the 8 seconds i wasted reading the above was.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 3:56 PM

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ha ha ha

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 4:07 PM

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8/12 second exercise

I know that alternating intensities in your workout is good for fat burning. They compare it to a car's fuel: on a highway going at a steady speed you get better mileage (using less gas) vs. city driving (using more gas when you have to stop & start frequently). Same with your body: if you are doing a 30-minute workout pretty much at the same pace, you don't burn as many calories. if you are on a treadmill or bike, every minute pump up the intensity (i.e., at a level 6 (out of 10 intensity) for one minute, then ramp it up to a 7 for another minute and when you get to 10, bump it back down to a 6 and repeat that several times.). Works for me. Not sure about the 8-second burst w/ a 12 minute rest....but give the above a try. (Why do some people have to be so obnoxious w/ their replies...????? Rude!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 4:40 PM

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interval training

The full on effort, followed my a moderate/low effort, repeated throughout the workout is just interval training. And interval training is what helps you increase your aerobic/anaerobic threshold. The higher your anaerobic threshold, the higher intensity you will be able to exercise at without going anaerobic--and it is at this level that you will burn the most calories.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 5:06 PM

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It is interval or fartleck training - but there is a physiological benefit that this program actually reduced fat on the particpants far more dramatically than the other test group that did 20 minutes at the same level. Yes it worked on their anaerobic threshold also - but it was more of the physioloical effect that the benefit was seen.
As for the rude KNOB that made the comment about wasting his/her time - If you have nothing better to do than write sarcastic stuff - then I feel very sad for you chum!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 7:37 PM

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hahaha. i have plenty of other crap i'd rather do than waste my time reading dumb posts and stupid questions, but you never know how bad something might be until you try. unfortunately, there are waaaay too many posters these days who like to call out others for being "rude" while using comical name-calling tactics and rudeness to express their unhappiness with someone else's comments. 8 seconds...give me a f*cking break. what a load. post something interesting and motivating and try not to always point out that there might be an easier way to actually exercise than actually exercising and you won't find anymore sarcastic posts from me. why do you even care what i think or contribute to a thread? if you're so smart and mature, move on and ignore me. i'm sure there's a new study somewhere that needs your attention.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 8:43 AM

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Thanks for that I will take it on board dimwit!!

8 sec followed by 12 sec recovery for 20 minutes was a study completed by the University of Newcastle with outstanding results - thought some might be interested in it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:47 PM

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To The OP

Don't be discouraged from sharing anything you learned. There are a lot of know-it-alls out there that forget that there are many people who are new to working out and might find this information useful.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7:34 PM

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to the op

don't believe everything you read. There are a lot of know-it-alls out there that know that there are many people who are new to working out and might believe this BS.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 8:40 AM

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Don't beleive everything you read - true - but the investigation was completed by the University of Newcastle!! Dah!!

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 7:28 PM

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