Anyone else a HIIT fanatic? If not then you’re missing out and here’s why…
What is HIIT?
More bang for your buck. Short bursts of flat-out exercises, followed by brief recovery periods - repeated several times in a row usually for a duration of 15-30 minutes.
Blitz Your Metabolism.
Your body can't shuttle enough oxygen to your muscles during periods of hard work meaning your muscles accumulate a ‘debt’ of oxygen resulting in your metabolism being revved for hours post workout. Researchers have concluded that not only does HIIT burn more fat over the duration of the day, but it also builds muscle and improves metabolic function.
Post-exercise oxygen effect. EPOC has many functions for the body, such as aiding the recovery phase after working out. A higher level of oxygen is needed during recovery in order to facilitate in the refuelling your glucose store and repairing your muscle fibers and tissues.
Due to the expansion of bloody volume, the heart will undergo enlarging, or ‘hypertrophy’, during a HIIT style workout in order to allow the heart muscle to become bigger and stronger. During the short rest intervals, you work on recovering quicker thus needing less time to rest building stamina over time.
All you need is you.
HIIT workouts can be done anywhere, with just bodyweight and require only 30 minutes or less – BOSS.
In sum, HIIT can be a time-efficient means to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and reduce body fat levels over and above what is possible through steady-state aerobic training.
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