I have no doubt that what works for you works for you
. But a population of one does not make an adequate sample for generalized data.
But I've seen this time and again. You haven't actually rebutted anything specific I said. You just changed tactics, which says to me you had your mind made up before you started. However, if you had responded to the specific information with specific rebuttals that you could back up with hard data, you may have actually been able to change my mind (hypothetically).
Now I can't let you get away with using a sentence from the article isolated and out of context. So let me provide the full quote since you may have stopped reading when you saw that one sentence.
Traditionally this approach began when we developed the knowledge of how the body uses energy to fuel long duration activity (we call it cardio). However, while the knowledge is sound, the resulting ideas of reducing BF are not as effective as it is believed.
And then it goes on to say why in fairly specific terms.
I won't even touch the sterod comment. That's a tired non-argument that gets used so many times on these forums it should have it's own special forum. Of course that explains all the muscular and ripped olympic sprinters. We all know the olympic committee loves steroid users! And I'm pretty sure all my muscular high-school buddies on the track team, the ones running the 220 and 440 were taking tons of AAS! In the seventh and eigth grade. Twenty years ago. In the rural south.
Nah, what I have said and what these articles I have given have said is based on studies. Short term and long term.
Originally Posted by Aragon
In long-term studies, both linear high-intensity and HIIT training is superior to lower intensities on the whole for maintaining and/or increasing cardiovascular fitness & lean mass, and are at least as effective, and according to some research, far better at reducing bodyfat.
So, the catabolism argument isn't very sound. And as I stated at the get-go both have merit but on the whole, in terms of reducing bf while maintaining lean mass, higher intensity comes out on top, which should be obvious to anyone who has compared the body of a long distance runner to that of a sprinter.
However I would never over-generalize and say that it's alway superior for everyone. For instance if a couple of sessions of HIIT a week affected your performance in the weight room then that is not a good thing. I have even heard it saying that too much HIIT style training will fatigue the nervous system and so lead to overtraining. BUT I have yet to come by any sound scientific data so right now it's just heresay to me. So as you say it is very much up to the individual and their own experimentation with their body. Hopefully what I have provided will help people in opening their minds a little.