At our Mudgeeraba gym, you'll find some clients doing high intensity workouts.
If you're just starting out on an exercise program, the idea of an intenseive workout is very off-putting. So most people start out gently, especially older people.
Gentle exercise, or low intensity workouts are great for warming up
and cooling down. They’re beneficial for elderly people, or anyone
recovering from injury or illness.
In case your wondering, your heart rate is determined by subtracting your currentage away from
In this example a 50 year old should have a maximum heart rate of around 170
beats per minute
Starting with a low intensity exercise regime at our Mudgeeraba gym, ( where your heart rate is
around 60% of its maximum potential), is inefficient for anything other
than gradual weight loss,
With a low intensity workout, you're not going to boost your metabolisim, or notice much increase in
muscle mass, and there’ll be little improvement in strength and
The simple act of putting in a little more effort, and doing a high intensity workout, pushing your haeart rate upto 75% will make a big difference to your overall level of healthThere’s many healthy people that go along to the gym and sticking to
low intensity workouts, missing out on the chance to increase the
intensity and increase the effectiveness of the workout
Generally a higher inensity work out will burn a higher number of
calories. For instance, walking is low intensity. If in 20 minutes
walking you burn off 100 calories, then 50% of those calories are fat,
so you’ve burned off 50 fat calories.
In ten minutes of a high intensity workout suppose you burn 160
calories. Of those , 40% are fat , so your ten minutes has burned 64
Burning 14 more calories in half the time could mean in the same 20 minutes you burn 28 more calories and so on
People that are really serious in losing weight should make the bulk of their session high intensity