Episode 013: The Final Truth on HIIT vs. Steady State


What is the best type of exercise: HIIT or steady-state workouts? This argument has probably been going back and forth for 10 years now when high-intensity interval training (HIIT) came into mainstream fitness concepts and boutique studios.

In this episode, we’re going to compare HIIT vs. steady-state continuous intensity exercises to determine which is more effective. Wanna take a guess? 


First off, just be aware that we all exercise for many different reasons, whether that’s for muscle mass, fat loss, weight management, stress reduction, keeping your heart healthy, or you just want to keep your body moving. And so, whatever type of exercise you choose has a lot to do with your end goal.

At the end of the day, the best workout for you is whatever you can stick with and that you enjoy most. Because whether you do HIIT or steady-state, if you don’t do it consistently, it’s not going to matter. 


In this episode, you will hear:

  • The pros and cons of a steady-state workout
  • Debunking the myth around fat-burning at low intensity
  • The pros and cons of HIIT
  • Why interval training is important
  • Factoring in all the stressors in your life
  • Positioning your training depending on your goals
  • The nutrition piece is very important!

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