HIIT - more reasons to get your sweat on!
HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training) is so beneficial when it comes to your fitness goals, here are just a few of the key benefits of this fast paced workout style.
Firstly, HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise combined with short periods of low-intensity recovery time with HIIT workouts lasting for periods of 10 - 30 minutes.
💦 Burn a lot of calories in a short period of time: research shows that comparing 30 minutes of HIIT with weight lifting, cycling and running subjects burnt between 25 - 30% MORE calories during HIIT.
💦 Higher metabolic rate hours after training: unlike some other forms of exercise where your metabolic rate returns to normal shortly after you have finished, studies show that HIIT can shift the body’s metabolism toward using fat for energy rather than carbs long after training.
💦 Helps you lose fat: one study shows that people performing HIIT three times per week for 20 minutes lost just under 2Kg of body fat in 12 weeks with no changes to their diet.
💦 Gain more muscle: HIIT can assist in muscle gain and size, largely in the muscles being used and coupled with a weightlifting routine it is a fantastic addition for those wanting to gain lean muscle mass.
Getting started with HIIT isn’t complicated or intimidating as you can perform it without any equipment. For example, on your next run, warm up well and then perform 15 seconds at maximum effort, sprint as hard and fast as you can. Follow this with 90 seconds - 2 minutes of slow walking or jogging. Complete this for 20 - 30 minutes.
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