Updated: Mar 17
So recently I’ve covered what HIIT is and what LSD training is and how you can do each of them.
But which one should you do?
Why do HIIT instead of LSD? And vice versa.
If you’ve read both, then you might be able to work it out for yourself. But lets look at a side by side comparison and look at the pros and cons of each method. And help determine which is the right method for you to do.
Well first off, I want to say that there isn’t really a right or wrong. Both will help improve your cardiovascular system and both will help with weight loss, which are the most popular reasons that people do these cardio methods.
Also, you don’t have to do one or the other. You can train both. There’s no reason why both methods can’t play a part in your program.
But let’s look at comparisons and see why you should be them and if there’s one that you should favour.
So although you can train both in theory, doing HIIT isn’t for everyone.
For a start, as the name suggests, it’s high intensity. This typically isn’t good for beginners or people new to this style of training.
I have clients who come to me who are overweight, out of shape, maybe have some joint issues because of all that.
Getting them to do hill sprints because it’s good cardio and burns calories is stupid.
They’ll collapse after one round. Because you have taken someone a 0 and threw them in straight at 100.
Think of it like weight training. If someone wanted to get stronger, you wouldn’t put a load of weight on the bar and tell them to lift it.
No. You scale is back so that it is manageable for them.