By NOT consuming excess sugar in the diet and participating in a HIST program, you have THE way to control blood sugar issues.
is an issue, which strength training can and does help. It is a safe way to target skeletal muscle, which in turns has a positive effect on the supporting connective tissue and bone mass.
OK now... what is “it?”The answer is in the question. HIST is physical strength training
, of which the effort (intensity of effort, to be very specific) is of a high degree.It places quality of exercise over quantity of exercise. It means - you exercise hard!! At the same time, you exercise with complete safety.HIST is not plyometrics, Crossfit or anything explosive. (read - potentially dangerous)
HIST is not a program per se, rather it is a guideline to follow, be it months, years or decades.
On the average it is conducted once or twice a week, or a better way to look at it is to use HIST every 4 or 5 days, while you live a life in between.
It is hard to describe it. HIST is something that really needs to be seen being performed by someone well versed in it or better still, to feel it yourself.
There is nothing to be apprehensive of. I will frequently say to people, “If you’ve gone through a really good HIST session, you will know that you worked out. However you will not be wiped out.”
There are TOO
many benefits of HIST, to pass it up.