A shocking new interval training research study came in right as we were going to press this month and so I took time out of my busy weekend to break it down for you. Here’s the reference and you’ll see from the title that it’s a doozy:

Peake, J.M., et al. Metabolic and hormonal responses to isoenergetic high-intensity interval exercise and continuous moderate-intensity exercise. Am. J. Physiol. Endo. Metab. 307: E539-552, 2014.

Researchers studied 10 endurance-trained athletes after doing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout and a ‘work-matched moderate-intensity continuous exercise’ (MOD) workout. The interval training session burned 20% more carbohydrate and produced significantly higher blood lactate levels. This is not surprising. Growth hormone and cortisol were also higher after interval training.

What does this tell us?

It shows us that not all exercise is the same. There are big differences in the fat burning hormonal response to intervals & cardio. The boost in growth hormone from intervals might be the most important finding. It helps TT clients, like Adam here, burn belly fat. I estimate Adam’s body fat to be 8.5%. He is one of the most ripped TT Members.

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Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com

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