benefits of high intensity interval training

Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training is an advanced form of interval training, which is a workout strategy that alternates periods of short and intense workouts with less intense recovery periods. High Intensity Interval Training, usually called HIIT, is a popular training and exercise strategy for fat burning, weight loss and improving the athletic capacity of the body. So here is why you should be implementing a HIIT training plan into your routine:

  • Efficient work out: If you have a busy life schedule, HIIT is one of the most efficient ways to build up a sweat and burn calories. If you want to squeeze a workout in during lunchtime or want to quickly get your body in shape for a fast-approaching sports event, then HIIT is the best workout that can give your desired results within a short time. The workout speed and intense bursts mean the total workout time is low, whilst the physical benefits are pushed to the maximum. And who said it takes too much time to keep fit?
  • Burns more fats: HIIT is a very productive workout if you want to burn excess fats and lose calories. It not only burns a high amount of calories but also increases lung capacity and body definition as excess fat is destroyed. Essentially, HIIT workout hyper-drives the repair cycle of your body.
  • No equipment needed: You need not worry about having expensive gym equipment for workouts anymore, or an expensive gym membership; HIIT does not need any equipment to achieve maximum effects and can be done in the fresh, open air of the great outdoors. HIIT is all about running, jumping, rowing and biking – moving from intense to recovery spells of exercise. If you are using any equipment for HIIT training it can actually make the workout less effective and less productive for your body because the strain can then transfer from intense cardio to muscle.
  • Lose weight without losing muscle: Some people complain that in their attempts to lose weight, they also lose their muscle mass as well. For those wanting that sculpted ‘Greek God’ look this can be simply not acceptable. However, the good news is HIIT training also shocks your muscles into life. The intense bursts improve cardiovascular performance but also work more muscles than a workout that is carried out at a consistent, average pace.

The benefits of High Intensity Interval Training are clear to see. It is widely believed to be the best fat-burning workout you can do, while the significant gains to cardiovascular ability, strength and endurance make this a no-brainer. Oh, and of course it can play an important part in lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases… so what are you waiting for? Start doing HIIT now.

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