The high intensity exercise theory was developed by the inventor of the Nautilus equipment, Arthur Jones, back in the 1970’s. High intensity exercise is any routine that uses a large amount of weight or resistance over a short period of time. It is generally associated with strength training and involves training harder through the constant and frequent overloading of muscles to the point of failure, but for brief and repetitive periods of time. On the other hand, endurance training stresses frequent training with less weight or resistance over longer periods of time.
The goal of the individual usually defines the difference. For the person wanting to maintain muscle and burn calories, endurance training will work better. But, for the person looking for the maximum development of muscles and not focused on burning calories, high intensity training will work better.[Continue Reading…]