5 Benefits Of High-Intensity Interval Training
and why it should be apart of your training!
5 Benefits Of ( HIIT )High-Intensity Interval Training
HIIT workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition as well as improved glucose metabolism.
HIIT exercise sessions generally consist of a warm up period, then several repetitions of high-intensity exercise separated by medium intensity exercise for recovery, then a cool down period. The high-intensity exercise should be done at near maximum intensity.
The medium exercise should be about 50% intensity. The number of repetitions and length of each depends on the exercise, but may be as little as three repetitions with just 20 seconds of intense exercise
Here is our 5 benefits of HIIT training.
5. Healthy Heart
Most people aren’t used to pushing into the anaerobic zone (that lovely place where you can’t breathe and you feel like your heart is trying to jump out of your chest). But in this case, extreme training produces extreme results. One study showed that after 8 weeks of doing HIIT workouts, subjects could bicycle and run twice as long as they could before the study, while maintaining the same pace.
4. No Equipment Needed
There is no need for any equipment to do most HIIT workouts. Running and jogging for example are a couple workouts that don’t need any equipment. Anything to get your heart rate charged up will work just fine for HIIT. Jumping jacks and lunges are a couple more examples you can use in your workout.
3. No Muscle Loss
Studies show that both weight training and HIIT workouts allow dieters to preserve their hard-earned muscles while ensuring most of the weight lost comes from fat stores.
2. Metabolism Boost
HIIT stimulates production of your human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 300 percent during the 24 hours after you finish your workout. This is great news since HGH is not only responsible for increased caloric burn but also slows down the aging process, making you younger both inside and out!
1. Do It Anywhere
You can do it here or there, you can do it anywhere! Go at maximum effort for a short period of time followed by a recovery period and repeat. You can adapt it to whatever time and space constraints you have.