- Jun 23, 2018
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This article is talking about cardio, but there's a lot of similar discussion in the strength training world and similar evidence that both HIT (High Intensity Training, not HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training) and high volume training can provide similar benefits*. So, if you don't like to lift heavy, you can do long, light weight, workouts instead. Unlike HIIT, though, which as the article points tends to be high impact, HIT has no such requirement, and in my opinion leads to less wear and tear on the body than volume training.
*At least in terms of muscle growth, bone density looks like it may be a different matter, and may require doing work closer to your 1 rep max to achieve a meaningful benefit.