Hello, Shrinking Snackers,
I have a couple of exercise comments/questions here. First, in a book called, Spark, the author reports on the numerous and significant benefits to the brain brought on by aerobic exercise. Of course, the physical benefits are many, too, we are told. So, with that in mind, I have a question about the approach to exercise that involves multiple short, high intensity periods of exertion, followed by equivalent periods of rest. (The procedure would be something like this:
2 Minute Warm-up
3 minute Exertion, Three minute rest
4 minute exertion, Four minute rest
5 minute exertion, Four minute rest
4 minute exertion, 3 minute rest
2 minute exertion, two minute rest
I have read that this approach results in high amounts of fat burning and muscle building as well. I am not sure about the brain benefits.
My kids are rowers, and they do 5x5s, which are essentially the same procedure. It is extremely high intensity and then rest. Any comments? Thank a lot!!