TIRED OF HIIT? TRY LISS INSTEAD
Move over HIIT (High-intensity interval training), LISS ( Low Intensity Steady State) cardio is now becoming a favorite with Mumbaikars. Here’s why?
Going to the gym and pushing to limits was routine. LISS — (Low Intensity State cardio ) is a much less intensive alternative and it has all the health perks and reduces the pressure to a larger extent. LISS is a low-key style of cardio training and a fitness term. This cardio routine, includes brisk walks, cycling, jogging and swimming and is done at a low to moderate intensity. “It should be done at around 50 to 60 percent of your max heart rate — for a minimum of 45 minutes.”
OLD IS GOLD:- This trend has made a comeback into recent fitness trends, but it has been used by bodybuilders and other aesthetic-based athletes for decades. As early as the late 90’s and early 70’s it was a popular method used by bodybuilders to aid them with very low-carb diets. This low intensity cardio was a welcome relief. This was something my body would not rebel against. The pace and the ease suits me and I make sure to have a diet that is low to carbs to make the most of this.
WHY YOU NEED LISS? — This is an ideal routine for an active rest or recovery day, especially for those who have higher intensity workouts as a part of their daily regime. The risk of injury is also significantly lower. With low effort, you can get great results.
KEEP A CHECK ON NUTRITION TOO:- When one is committing to LISS daily, one has to focus up on nutrition. Adequate and proper nutrition — pre, intra, and post workout becomes much more important when training in this style.
THIS ISN’T GYM-BOUND:- A brisk walk or a bike to work would constitute a good LISS activity as well as using the rowing machine, elliptical, or stair machine at the gym. You could swim in a pool or in the ocean, surf or stand-up paddle, your kick-up the incline on a treadmill. With a burn potential there is moderately high this form of low-intensity workout in gaining popularity in the city.
THE LOW INTENSITY STEADY STATE (nLISS) – CARDIO ROUTINE, INCLUDES BRISK WALKS, CYCLING, JOGGING AND SWIMMING AND IS DONE AT A LOW TO MODERATE INTENSITY.
NOTE — DID YOU KNOW THAT A 150 POUND WOMAN CAN TORCH ROUGHLY 190 CALORIES IN 20 MINUTES.
LISS WORKOUTS FOR WHO PREFER TO EXERCISE OUTDOORS:-
- Power walking
LISS FOR GYM LOVERS:-
- Stair-stepping machines