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Exercise

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Nov'12

Origins of HIT and the Supporting Science

HIT, which stands for High Intensity Training, has its modern roots in the work of Arthur Jones whose writings and thoughts on exercise were developed from the 1970’s through till the first decade of the 21st Century. Arthur Jones was the original owner, inventor and designer of Nautilus exercise equipment that revolutionized the fitness industry in the 1970’s and 80’s.  Along with a skill for equipment design, Jones had very specific notions about exercise protocol, and his opinions on exercise were refined through until his death in 2007.  Over his lifetime Jones invested millions of dollars of his own money …

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Nov'12

What is High Intensity Training?

There has been a prevailing misconception that to be fit a person must train at least three times a week for half an hour or more. However over the last decade there has been an increase in published scientific research that confirms the efficacy of HIT: 1-2 exercise interventions per week of 10-25 minutes in length, each consisting of between 3- 8 biomechanically sound exercises that when combined usually address the body as a whole (although “split-routines” are viable), where muscle groups are taken to momentary failure (or fatigue) in a single set within a timeframe of 45-120 seconds per …

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