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    Would a 15 min HIIT session burn wy more calories than a 4 minute tabata session?

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    *sigh*.....where to begin....

    There are waaaay too many factors involved to give a simple yes/no answer.
    I only have two main comments on this:

    1. Only the most elite athletes can actually perform the Tabata Protocol
    2. Roughly 65% of people who claim to do HIIT actually do MIIT (regular intervals)

    Just do whatever type of cardio you like best, and account for it with your diet
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    Tabata is a HIIT protocol.
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    Tabata looks like a good way to attempt to work your heart directly.
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    Probably. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that 45 minutes of moderate intensity normal cardio would burn even more than that though.
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    Originally Posted by Irruption View Post
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    Diet is more effective at calorie control. It's easier to NOT eat that 500 calories than it is to burn it.
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    Originally Posted by acrawlingchaos View Post
    Diet is more effective at calorie control. It's easier to NOT eat that 500 calories than it is to burn it.
    eh, the thread is about burning calories.

    There's no way that 4 minutes on an elliptical is going to burn as many calories as HIIT on any exercise that's proficiently conditioned.
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    Originally Posted by acrawlingchaos View Post
    It's easier to NOT eat that 500 calories than it is to burn it.
    maybe for you, but i love eating. i also love exercise so i guess it works out. no pun intended
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    Originally Posted by GeneralSerpant View Post
    eh, the thread is about burning calories.
    fine.

    Tabata at 10 minutes will probably burn about the same amount of calories as a less intense 15 minute protocol. I am still interested what prompted the question. If you are using HIIT to burn calories, you are doing it in a deficit. I personally think HIIT is much more effective at a maintence level or surplus.
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    Originally Posted by kjohnson92 View Post
    maybe for you, but i love eating. i also love exercise so i guess it works out. no pun intended
    Either way you look at it, you can not out train a bad diet. Cardio just tends to spike hunger and cause you to overeat.

    You are going to have the same hunger level either way (a 500 cal deficit is a 500 cal deficit). If you love the cardio though... than do it up.
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    Cardio is just heart exercise.

    Tabata will have a definite cap compared to anything that uses more resistance.
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