Take This Exercise Intensity Test

What does exercising with intensity do for your workout? More than you might think, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers wanted to measure the effect of moderate and intense exercise on 90 volunteers aged 18 through 32. Their method was a timed finger to nose test that is also used as a concussion assessment tool. After a session of intense exercise, subjects performed this simple motor skills drill 8% faster. Those exercising at a moderate rate didn't realize any significant improvement.

True Strength Moment: That on top of the world feeling you get after a great workout isn't all in your head. But this study illustrates that mental agility as measured by reaction time is enhanced by intense training, if only for around 15 minutes. This study didn't analyze other physiological effects of intense training, probably because it wasn't necessary. Those who regularly experience the sensation of conquest in the gym know what it's all about.
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