When it comes to getting athletes to perform at peak levels, Gatorade has a 50 year track record. As the name implies, Gatorade Prime was specifically designed for pre-workout consumption. Whether youíre hitting the gym first thing in the morning or at the end of the day, our Gatorade Prime packs and energy chews will give you the proper glycogen levels to power through.
Made with an optimal sugar blend thatís easily digested, Gatorade Prime can be consumed as either a drinkable liquid or as a chew. Gatorade Prime Packs are available in Berry and Fruit Punch, while the Gatorade energy chews come in Cool Blue, Fruit Punch and Strawberry flavors.
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HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) vs Steady-State Cardio
It seems that many are spending more time debating the benefits of HIIT versus cardio than actually doing either. So letís take a few minutes to look under the hood so that everyone can get back to their workout of choice.
The main difference between HIIT (high intensity interval training) and steady-state cardio is that the former is more anaerobic while the latter is more aerobic. Simply put, aerobic means with oxygen while anaerobic means without oxygen. When performing steady-state cardio, the majority of time is spent in an aerobic state, which means that your muscles are receiving enough oxygen to prevent premature fatigue. On the other hand, when training at high intensities youíll usually cross over into an anaerobic state during which time your muscles will start to develop lactic acid due to a lack of oxygen.
Since muscle function is inhibited by lactic acid, an anaerobic state canít be maintained for an extended period of time. Thus HIIT workouts need to be shorter. However, even short amounts of anaerobic exercise will lead to increases in endurance and strength as your body tries to adapt so as to avoid this state in the future.
With that said, it would seem that HIIT would be the better choice. However, since HIIT is very taxing, it can lessen your bodyís ability to fully recover if combined with other strength training such as weight lifting. Also, training at high intensities is usually not the best idea for beginners or those recovering from injuries. Furthermore, traditional cardio is well known for reducing stress and anxiety, a key to long term health.
So which is best? Since the real key to success is consistency, choosing the one that you enjoy most is probably the best bet. Even if you believe that one is superior, if you hate doing it, chances are youíre not going to stick with it long enough to realize the benefits. Since variety is the spice of life, many will find themselves naturally doing both.
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