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Is HIIT better than steady state training for fitness and health?

Is HIIT better than steady state training for fitness and health?

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an increasingly popular way of exercising for aerobic fitness and general health. This rise is for good reason; HIIT has been shown to have a myriad of health benefits, is very time effective and can break up the monotony of continuous, steady state exercise. Let’s have a look at HIIT in closer detail and see how it stacks up compared to steady state exercise.

Swimming: The Fundamentals of Freestyle or ‘Front Crawl’

Swimming: The Fundamentals of Freestyle or ‘Front Crawl’

You may not realise, but the stroke swimmers use in the freestyle event is actually called the ‘front crawl’. Freestyle means you can swim with any style you like- the fastest stroke just so happens to be the ‘front crawl’. Swimming is a great form of exercise, but many people who have not been taught to swim effectively at a young age can be put off by its technical nature. This article breaks down the fundamental parts of the front crawl to help you better understand and improve your swimming.