Burn more calories, lose more fat, in less time. That’s HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training. A very popular way some are using to take their fitness and fat loss to the next level. The idea is to use short intervals of maximum intensity, alternated with longer intervals of low to moderate intensity exercise.
HIIT trains and conditions both your anaerobic and aerobic systems, this type of exercise increases the amount of calories you burn during and after workout sessions, because it increases the length of time it takes the body to recover from each session. The metabolic adaptations that occur in the body enables the body to burn more fat as fuel and improves ones athletic endurance as well. To get the benefits you must push past the upper end of your aerobic zone and allow the body to replenish the anaerobic energy system during the lower intensity interval.
HIIT is great for those who have busy schedules, because they are short workouts and can be done before work, on a work break or just before bed. There are some workouts that can be done in 4 minutes.
Hiit workouts are very physically demanding and are not for everyone. A healthy diet with a balance of protein and cards are recommended at least an hour before and after training and lots of water as always with any exercise. Because of its intensity, it’s recommended that you don’t do two days of HIIT in a row, give your body time to recover.
This type of excercise can be adapted to almost any form exercise, such as running, elliptical training and targeting different areas of the body.
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