High intensity interval training is any type workout that lets you alternate between intense bursts of activity and less intense activity or complete rest. For example, running as fast as you can for a minute and walking for two minutes. This means that each round will be three minutes. You repeat this for the length of your workout, which can three or more rounds. This type of workout can sound simple, but many scientific studies have shown that there are many benefits to HIIT.
Get In the BEST Shape of Your Life – In 20 Minutes A Day!
You will start to see results in your first week. Super-efficient HIIT is the ideal workout for a person on a busy schedule. This gives you the chance to squeeze in your workouts even if you don’t have much time. Research has shown you can achieve more with HIIT three times a week than a person on a treadmill for an hour. You will be able to burn more calories and achieve your fitness goals in a shorter time. This workout becomes the perfect option for busy people, efficiency aficionados, lazy people, and people who don’t like spending hours working out.
No Gym – No Gear!
Biking, running, jump roping, and rowing are great for HIIT, but there is no need for any equipment. There are many workouts out there you can do with no training equipment. Just take a look at the sidebar. You can do the workouts anywhere, some of the common ones are; fast feet, high knees, jumping lunges, etc. Optionally, as your conditioning improves and you want to increase the intensity of your sets, you can use light weights, or weight vests. But, if you don’t want to design your own routine, if you want to take the guesswork out of it, take a look at the fantastic HIIT training program in the sidebar.
Get the “Ripped” Look
It’s called body composition – the ratio of fat to lean weight. To get that ripped look you want, you have to lose the fat and build muscle. Many people dieting have realized that when losing weight, you tend to lose muscle along with fat. Steady state cardio workouts actually encourage muscle loss. But studies have continued to show that HIIT workouts allows a person to build their muscles while burning fat, and this means the weight loss will be from the fat deposits in the body.
Turn On Your Fat Burning Furnace
HIIT also increases your metabolism. Increased metabolism will help you on weight loss (read “fat loss”) because you will be burning more calories at rest. HIIT stimulates the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). This hormone increases your calorie burn and also slows down aging. HIIT will force your body into a metabolic hyper drive which means that your body will be burning more calories from fat even 24 hours after you have done your workout. Think about what this could do to your physique!
Any Time, Any Place
Many workouts will force you to go to the gym or have certain equipment, but HIIT is different. When traveling, you don’t have to worry about finding a gym, or taking your gear with you, because you can do it anywhere.
HIIT is a great workout strategy that will deliver great results. You will spend less time working out, and you will find yourself looking great, feeling great, and looking forward to your next workout.