Burn Fat Fast with HIIT!Aug 22, 2018
Whenever someone tells you it’s possible to lose weight fast, improve health in mere days, and get truly sculpted in minimal time, it’s likely this is isn’t entirely true.
That is, unless they’re talking about HIIT. In which case you better listen up, because this is REALLY good.
What is HIIT?
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is just what it sounds like. It involves exercising all out for short periods of time, followed by intervals of rest. When we say all out, we really mean it. You literally push yourself to the max in the span of 20-60 seconds all the way to 10 minutes. These work periods are performed at 70% to 90% of the person’s maximum heart rate, or MHR, (which is the maximum number of beats in a minute your heart can perform without over doing it). Then a recovery period is introduced where the person is then working in 40% to 50% of their MHR. This cycle is repeated for 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the person’s current fitness level or intensity of workout.
Did we say Effective in 20 minutes?
This repeated “up and down” heart rate cycle has been proven to burn fat at accelerated levels. That is why a person can work out for 20 minutes, keep it intense, and have an effective workout. There is more to this story. HIIT also affects the calories burned after the workout as well. This is period is called “EPOC”, which stands for excess post exercise oxygen consumption. This period usually lasts about an hour and a half to 2 hours after a workout where the body is trying to get back to pre-workout form.
No matter how hectic your life is you won’t have many excuses to miss a HIIT session. When your workout takes about the same time as it takes to warm up and cool down, it’s gonna be a good day in the neighborhood.
HIIT also provides some other benefits. These include:
✳️blood pressure improvement
✳️insulin sensitivity (helps the working muscle more readily use glucose for fuel to make energy)
✳️burns fat while helping maintain muscle mass
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On top of that, HIIT targets a group of muscle fibers other exercises (aerobic exercise) don’t. This fiber is called your super-fast fiber, which is responsible for production of HGH (human growth hormone). And as you know, HGH is all about the muscle gains!
HIIT is highly effective and efficient at getting you where you want to be physically, especially if you’re cutting up.
Depending where you are on a fitness level, you may not be able to do the full amount of reps. If you can only do 1 or 2 reps to begin with, that’s fine.
Don’t force yourself to do more as that can cause an injury. As you continue, you’ll work up to more reps.
✔️Warm up and cool down
✔️Work up to the recommended time and reps
✔️Listen to your body
✔️Higher intensity = longer recovery
Important: If you have any health concerns, please consult your healthcare professional prior to engaging in a HIIT routine.
Whatever method, or type of HIIT you use, it’s going to bring killer results. Get a plan and ditch those long boring workouts that haven’t been doing enough for you.
Get HIIT and get going! #idareyou